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    PSA: Pizza Dispatch - new pizza joint in Salida

    So if you're hitting up the Crest for a day or heading through Salida for other reasons I'd highly recommend Pizza Dispatch. The owner John makes the pie and he's GOOD at it. Very reasonably priced and the pies are BIG.

    Address is 944 E Hwy 50 between the Pak Mail & Conoco.

    He only has a few tables and amenities are spartan at this point, but he's planning on serving beer when he can arrange the LL.

    Pay a visit! You won't be disappointed.

    For the record: I'm not affiliated in any way with Pizza Dispatch... just a very satisfied hungry mt biker.

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    Sweet a 3rd pizza joint in Salida.

    What kind of beer do they have on tap?

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    Amicas is so good I can't imagine going anywhere else.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concretejungle
    Sweet a 3rd pizza joint in Salida.

    What kind of beer do they have on tap?
    No LL yet. Not sure what he's going to get when he does, but he told me I could BMOB in the interim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Amicas is so good I can't imagine going anywhere else.
    I like Amica's as well... but after a long ride I can destroy one of their pizzas by myself. And still be hungry. This place is excellent quality, generous portions, and great prices. It's filling a different pizza niche in Salida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Amicas is so good I can't imagine going anywhere else.
    Agreed.

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    amicas rules period....anything else is second best

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    Amicas is ok, but seriously. Its in the old mortuary. SS - thanks for the heads up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Amicas is so good I can't imagine going anywhere else.
    Not sold on Amicas, but then I again I grew up on real pizza. Anything short of stand up and salute without the bend greasy thin crust new yawk pizza, is not pizza.

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    The bonus of this place is that the crust is simply awesome. My kids don't generally like the crust that much but they polished off every last bit at John's pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    No LL yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    The bonus of this place is that the crust is simply awesome. My kids don't generally like the crust that much but they polished off every last bit at John's pad.
    Soooo, I don't suppose they have the gluten-free pizza going on yet? All pizza is useless w/o something yummy for us non-wheat eaters!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetigirl
    Soooo, I don't suppose they have the gluten-free pizza going on yet? All pizza is useless w/o something yummy for us non-wheat eaters!
    I doubt it... but I could check with John. He might be able to do a special-order if he knows you're coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I doubt it... but I could check with John. He might be able to do a special-order if he knows you're coming.
    Sounds like a trip will be in the works once I'm back on my trusty steed (which will have a NEW fork on it -- hopefully).
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    Not sold on Amicas, but then I again I grew up on real pizza. Anything short of stand up and salute without the bend greasy thin crust new yawk pizza, is not pizza.
    I grew up on NJ pizza, so I hear ya. But, I appreciate Amica's for two things:
    - Toppings. I wouldn't necessarily order a plain cheese pizza, but their pizza variety is nice, for something different. Plain cheese pizza is my yardstick for good NY style.
    - Fresh beer. Wouldn't say any of their beers are especially memorable, but I always love the opportunity for a unique, fresh beer.

    That said, we'll be out that way in a couple weeks and will certainly hit Amicas, and maybe look for the new pizza joint. Thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    Not sold on Amicas, but then I again I grew up on real pizza. Anything short of stand up and salute without the bend greasy thin crust new yawk pizza, is not pizza.
    Of course if you've never been to Naples, Italy (where the stuff was actually invented), then you've never had real pizza. New York pies are a poor man's version of Neapolitan pizza and probably got invented only because they couldn't get the proper ingredients from Italy before they would spoil. If it doesn't have San Marzano tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella on it, it's a knockoff.

    And if you think the "I know real pizza because I'm from New York/Chicago" is bad, you haven't heard anything until you talk to a Neapolitan. I know a guy that's lived in Naples his whole life and doesn't consider anything outside of two pizzerias in downtown Naples to be the real thing.

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    Pizza snobs are amusing.

    I've found good and bad representations of all "real" pizzas.

    John serves up a damned good "pizza"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusker
    Of course if you've never been to Naples, Italy (where the stuff was actually invented), then you've never had real pizza. New York pies are a poor man's version of Neapolitan pizza and probably got invented only because they couldn't get the proper ingredients from Italy before they would spoil. If it doesn't have San Marzano tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella on it, it's a knockoff.

    And if you think the "I know real pizza because I'm from New York/Chicago" is bad, you haven't heard anything until you talk to a Neapolitan. I know a guy that's lived in Naples his whole life and doesn't consider anything outside of two pizzerias in downtown Naples to be the real thing.

    I'm sure Sicilians would probably argue this point and have you wacked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Pizza snobs are amusing.

    I've found good and bad representations of all "real" pizzas.
    Agreed. I've had great pizzas in a lot of places. Although I still prefer the classic Neapolitan pizza margherita over anything, there are lots of people making good pies. I just like to poke fun at New Yorkers who think that NYC is where "real" pizza is from, and remind them that there's another city that actually invented the stuff and has been doing it far longer.

    Read just about any pizzeria review on Yelp and you'll probably find half a dozen people that start their review something like, "I'm from New York, so I know what good pizza is..." It's as ridiculous as somebody saying, "I'm from Detroit, so I know what a real car is."

    But I'll tell you this - if I just got done riding Monarch Crest, you could probably put a paper plate down in front of me, load it up with Kraft cheese and tomato sauce from a jar, and I'd probably devour the whole thing. I'm sure this is much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Pizza snobs are amusing.

    I've found good and bad representations of all "real" pizzas.

    John serves up a damned good "pizza"...
    I grew up in Manhattan but I like any pizza that is well made, with good ingredients. I'll even enjoy a good Chicago pizza, just don't tell anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusker

    But I'll tell you this - if I just got done riding Monarch Crest, you could probably put a paper plate down in front of me, load it up with Kraft cheese and tomato sauce from a jar, and I'd probably devour the whole thing. I'm sure this is much better.
    That's funny - 'cause John is currently serving the 'za on paper plates.

    It still rocks. And John's a Salida local who has been living in the area for decades. He's good people and makes a great pizza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I'd highly recommend Pizza Dispatch...
    ...You won't be disappointed.
    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    This place is excellent quality, generous portions, and great prices.
    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    the crust is simply awesome
    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    John serves up a damned good "pizza"...
    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    It still rocks...
    He's good people and makes a great pizza.
    Somebody feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm starting to think this SkaredShtles dude might think this place is pretty good.

    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    For the record: I'm not affiliated in any way with Pizza Dispatch...
    Yo SS, you sure about this ^^^ ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    Somebody feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm starting to think this SkaredShtles dude might think this place is pretty good.


    Yo SS, you sure about this ^^^ ???

    Absolutely. John was an e-friend until this past weekend when I finally got to meet him when I took the fam to Pizza Dispatch for dinner. He's a genuinely nice guy and I'd like to see his business do well.

    So I may be just a *bit* biased. But still not "affiliated"...

    But his pizza is good. Really good. Even my kids agree... and they're REAL pizza snobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    Somebody feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm starting to think this SkaredShtles dude might think this place is pretty good.
    My thoughts exactly. He's pushing it a bit too much for a casual bystander.

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    Go eat there. Then tell me you don't have the same opinion.

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