Sunday, May 13, 2007

Pizza anyone?

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey
I am just a bloggin’ fool today. Too many things to blog about before we leave on Tuesday for Colorado. My trip back to Hyde Park will be only a blur by then more than likely, with my head stuffed full with that trip to my other “home.”

For my Mom—and after all we really did this stroll down Memory Lane for her—no trip back to Poughkeepsie would be complete without eating pizza at Aloy’s Restaurant. We could only hope that this culinary experience would prove all she remembered it to be.

We used to eat there quite a bit when I was a child, but I don’t remember much of it, and I certainly don’t remember eating pizza. I think I usually had spaghetti. My Mom likes to tell the story of me spilling a Coke in my spaghetti and I ate it anyway, Coke and all. I guess I’ve always been an adventurous eater. Anyway, we ordered a plain cheese pizza and waited for it to arrive. It looked and smelled delicious.
Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey
Mom said it wasn’t quite like she remembered it being. She told us that it used to come with Parmesan cheese just grated over the top instead of the mozzarella melted into the sauce. We just nodded and thought to ourselves that she must not be remembering right. Who just put cheese on a pizza without melting it? It was very tasty, and I think we were all satisfied. Aloy’s didn’t disappoint our taste buds.

When I went to their website to add a link, imagine my surprise when I read the following quote:

“Founded in 1929 by Joseph & Anna Aloy, our restaurant became famous for having the best pizza in the Hudson Valley. Our square pizza has remained a trademark of the business for it’s delicious taste and thin, crispy crust. A popular alternative among our customers is substituting grated parmesan cheese on top of our pizza, which many consider a “lighter” alternative to the traditional mozzarella. Try any of our pizzas, and join the growing number of people who now cannot go back to eating just any pizza.”

By golly, Mom was right! They did do grated Parmesan on top! How about that? The next time we go back we’ll try it the “original” way.


Welcome, I'm Lynne. You know me better as a 'new' Jersey Girl. But now I've moved once again, this time to North Carolina. Here I write about my thoughts, good food, and of course, dogs.

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