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Everybody's Pizza

Everybody's Pizza is across the street from Emory University.  It was founded in 1971 and has a seventies college feel.  But it isn't musty or dated---you don't feel like you are eating in a museum.  It's just pleasantly funky.  They played a Big Bird song while I was there.  What's no to like?

The pizza is college-style as well, as contrasted to the Italian neighborhood style that is (or should be) the goal of a New York style pizzeria.  I think that the cheese is the ingredient that most leads me to this feeling.  In a New York pizza, the cheese would be central (even if it came from a low-grade Mob supplier), while in more suburban pizzas, the cheese is seen as one in a medley of ingredients that form the topping.  (I think that cheese-centrism should be the essence of pizza.  Remember that the modern pizza was created by adding cheese to traditional tomato sauce-covered bread.)  I think the biggest fault of this pizza is the crust, which I found to be just a little tough.  Once again, the college/suburban style pizza has a slightly thicker version of thin crust, as compared to the very thin New York crust.  But the ingredients were fresh, the sauce was pretty tasty, and it came very quickly.

A small note---a sign in the entrance quotes several positive reviews.  One of them is from the Piedmont Airlines inflight magazine.  Unfortunately, Piedmont became USAir in 1979.  Time for an update?
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