Life's too short to eat bad food - Me

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oh my God, they killed Molinaros! ...You bastards!

Well, just the nearby location.

After years of questing for a local pizzeria we could love, Molinaro's of Lockport opened nearby. It was love at first bite, and they hadn't let us down . . . until last night.

Look, I love making pizza with the girls in all our pizza incarnations, but there are times when you just have to order out - like when my back really goes out and the idea of standing at the stove is less appealing than a root canal. Like yesterday.

So, we called Molinaro's and just got a machine. Over and over again. Ultimately went back to our next favorite: Ying's ( a bizarre place that does Chinese, Italian, Greek, Mexican . . .). It's in the same strip mall as Molinaro's, which has, in fact, closed. It is getting replaced by another local brand, and we are keeping our fingers crossed.



redman said...

Is Santora's still around? Are they any good? All I remember from being a kid in the early eighties was those massive, saucy pizzas and the monstrous buckets of wings that my parents now tell me cost only a few dollars. Talk about good cheap food.

ntsc said...

At one point wings were the cheapest chicken part, with the possible exception of backs.

Now they seem to be the most expensive. NYC ran out of fresh wings the Friday before Superbowl.

redman said...

apparently that's how the Anchor bar created them, at that point they were basically throwing away the wings. It is kind of depressing. A couple times a year I like to make some buffalo wings and wings are so much more expensive than I feel like they should be.

Scotty said...

Paul, Santora's is still around, and not too far, but far enough that it's not a last minute take-out. The problem is not the availability of pizza nearby, it is constant quality. Like when our previous favorite started to use a powdered spice blend instead of wing sauce.

Wings are a religion here.

redman said...

what is this phase 2 crap? Sounds like Santora's has resorted to gimmicks or something. I don't get it.

Powdered spice blend? Come on.

Scotty said...

Paul, the Phase II thing seems to be an attempt to explain their exodus from the city proper.

Yeah - the other place gave us wings in dust - we haven't been back!

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