latrobe pizza of the 70s and 80s

latrobe pizza of the 70s and 80s

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sonny

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Mar 4, 2013
What places had the best pizza? What are your memories of the old shops?
patch towns company store

Carlisle, PA

#2 Mar 4, 2013
The best pizza of the 1960s and 70s was from the American Legion on Ligonier Street. "Squares" were less than $.25, and went up to $.25 around 1972.

The pizza was made 7-nights a week, the kitchen was always hot, people were always buying just from stopping in, and from phone orders, too.

We used to leave the Athletic Field at night and ride our bikes over to get a slice of pizza.

My much older brother and his friends would drive to the Legion and often he's bring a box home for us, with money he'd earned doing his various jobs.

The ladies were the same ladies, year after year.

The American Legion pizza was an institution in Latrobe, and one of the very fond memories of my childhood.

Also, over the quarter-century that I lived on the West Coast, when I came home to visit, I'd end up at the legion within the first 72-hourus "home".

Yes, there may have been only one slice of pepperoni, and one slice of green pepper, but the cheeses and sauce and softer crust all worked together to create a reliable, consistent product that I loved.

The recipe used today is not the same as the original recipe, and I don't like it as much.

I rank the Legion Pizza above all others of that era, for its simplicity and method of production and distribution (AKA the simple kitchen of a men's club).

OH, I just remembered, when I did Weight Watchers on Wednesday nights, I'd go over to the Legion, where my mum played bingo, and I'd "cheat" with a few Legion slices. I still lost weight, because I was diligent for the rest of the week ;-)
Farnsworth

Newark, NJ

#3 Mar 4, 2013
It was really good. I agree
SUMMER

Monessen, PA

#4 Mar 4, 2013
Farnsworth wrote:
It was really good. I agree
wonder
who has the recipe?? That would be neat if they tried to make it
again.
long time cook Janet D

Carlisle, PA

#5 Mar 4, 2013
SUMMER wrote:
<quoted text>wonder
who has the recipe?? That would be neat if they tried to make it
again.
I bet long-time cook, of like 30-years, Janet D has the ORIGINAL recipe
yum

Dunbar, PA

#6 Mar 4, 2013
Harrys pizza & brew house.
Blartowski

Mckeesport, PA

#7 Mar 4, 2013
Marco's pizza in Derry and Harry's pizza in Latrobe were the best!!!
MountainMan

Palm Desert, CA

#9 Mar 5, 2013
It was Jioio's for me.
pizza pizza

Latrobe, PA

#10 Mar 5, 2013
Murphy's grille & the Glass Bar !
pizza pizza

Latrobe, PA

#11 Mar 5, 2013
Blartowski wrote:
Marco's pizza in Derry and Harry's pizza in Latrobe were the best!!!
You couldn't beat Harry's pizza for only 10 cents a slice !
pizza pizza

Latrobe, PA

#12 Mar 7, 2013
yum wrote:
Harrys pizza & brew house.
The brew house pizza was very good only when the three older ladies made them. God bless them all,Mrs.Weimer,Mrs.Harr,and just last week Mrs. Calabrace who just passed ! These women knew pizza.
pizza pizza

Latrobe, PA

#13 Mar 7, 2013
yum wrote:
Harrys pizza & brew house.
The brew house pizza was very good in their day. Only when the three older ladies made it. Mrs. Weimer,Mrs.Harr,and Mrs.Calabrace who just passed away this pass week. God bless them all. These ladies knew how to make good pizza !

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