Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The best DiCarlos?

The phone was on its eigth ring at Dicarlo's and none of workers seemed interested, so I picked it up and yelled "DICK", then mumbled "arlos". The man called Patsy was not amused.
Nonetheless, I still get pizza there - probably about once a month. It's interesting how everyone has their preferences when it comes to this Ohio Valley institution. Some love it, some hate it. Some think it's great pizza, others say it doesn't even qualify as pizza. Some say it's unacceptable to order all ends. Some refer to it as sauce on a cracker. Some people will wait for over half an hour and bitch even though they're well aware of the call in process. Some get free additional slices. Most people do not. Some get to "cut the line" - others have to wait. Some people put money into that plastic dog thing (a charity for some kid who died in 1992), most people do not. Some people act drunk, others play the out-dated Miss Pacman game. Some ask to use the bathroom, most don't even know it exists. Even though it's a chain, the pizza at each one is entirely different, except for the square shape. My favorite thing about Dicarlo's is the way people throw the leftover boxes out their car windows in the middle of the night. They can be spotted by the faithful Sunday morning churchgoers all over the valley. On it goes.
Anyway, here's an opportunity to air your thoughts on Dicarlo's - anything really. Xtra cheese or not, which one has the best pizza, is it pizza, most slices eaten in a single outing, most time spent loitering in the parking lot next to the no-loitering sign, blah, etc.

4 comments:

G Max said...

Elm Grove- 8 regular, mostly ends, $1 bag of cheese. I keep a jar of hot peppers in my fridge. Usually eat 4-5 and save the rest for a late night snack.

Downtown- 4 regular for lunch.

I miss the Dic's on Edgington Lane. Along with the 35 cent slices, they had some damn good pepperoni rolls.

amandade said...

Moundsville Dicarlos is by far the best. It doesn't feel like a cracker, it has real cheese. Plus the people wprking there are not scummy. Very friendly workers. Try it and you will say so too.

andrewkota said...

I fully agree with Gary. Edgington Lane had the greatest pepperoni rolls, but Elm Grove the best slices. They were good to us when we were in there buying food, but disliked us when we hung out at his mom's shop next door to eat the food.

B said...

elm grove is by far my favorite... i did also have some really good experiences at the DICKs in follansbee... totally different pie there than ANY other... interesting fact about the dicarlos "franchise"... there is some sort of battle that took place due to a marraige/divorce years and years ago... not sure how that all panned out, but i do know neither party was happy about the results... the edgington lane branch was my favorite... it was ran by the same family as the grove branch is... the pep rolls in downtown wheeling are by far superior to all... while i'm throwing out random info, i believe that the post dicarlo's dr. pepper is a must...