Go Big Or Go Home

Keep Your Eyes On The Prize
When you bet ‘all or nothing’ sometimes you get it all, and sometimes you get nothing. Last night we got handed the latter.

Last night’s trivia outing took us back to Johnny’s for the Trivia Factory’s flava of trivia. Team Nemesis (aka Meet The Hashers) was in full force and playing up to, but no better than par. As we have come to expect, other teams despise us (playfully?) and relish in glory when their score is announced to be higher than ours. This was the case at the end of the first half (DAMN YOU Alicia Keys!) All was rectified in the second half and going into the final question we were back in first.

The final question….

Name the top five selling cars in 2001.
We hit four out of five (Accord, Camry, Taurus, Altima(?)) but failed to get the Ford Focus.

The Ford Focus? Have you ever known anyone who drives a Ford Focus?

Pizza Pizza — And I Don’t Mean Little Caesar’s
Pizza in this town keeps getting worse. The pizza last night was again borderline pathetic.

**mounts soapbox**
Chuck your tomatoes at me now as I once again state that I am a New Yorker (Whitestone representin’) at heart. I yearn for the days of my youth when I’d go to Angelo’s Pizzeria (R.I.P.) for a slice and a White Rock cream (or black cherry) soda. Sure, I realize that things “in the day” always seem better than they really were, but I think that I am right on this one.
**dismounts soapbox**

Here are the pizza joints that I will venture to in Atlanta (in no particular order)

  • Fellini’s
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Grant Central (including East)
  • Johnny’s
  • Savage Pizza (although I have not been there in many years)

Soon this list may be revised. It is not good enough to me to take slices of previously cooked cheese pizza, add desired toppings, and then reheat until the crust loses all moisture just prior to serving.

Can anyone help me out here? Do you have a suggestion for excellent (non-national-chain) pizza?

A Good Swift Kick To The Shins
Calendar speaks — The Shins at the Variety Playhouse tonight. I really like The Shins music, although I have little idea what to expect from them in concert. I have also heard mix reviews on the opening band The Brunettes, so I guess that I’ll have to show up and give them a listen.

Look for me at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club prior to the show. I’ll be the one sans-tattoos, piercings, and Harley.

They Are New, Some May Even Call Them Fresh
CD release day. I’ll score today’s offerings with a ‘C’. Sure the new Nine Inch Nails cd drops today. (yawn) Don’t jump my case, I was a NIN addict back when that was in play. I’ve seen Mr. Reznor and his pals in concert twice, once even at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

Today’s pick goes to…. Amy Grant‘s “Rock Of Ages… Hymns & Faith”. This has nothing to do with her music, in fact I most likely will never hear a single song off this album. I’m giving props on her connections to Georgia and Nashville, and the fact that I have always wondered what it would be like to get a hummer from a hot Christian icon. Hey, My Blog, My Dreams, okay?

Quick Aside….
Can anyone give me a critique of Pinback? I keep hearing one song, “Fortress”, on Sirius which is okay but have not heard anything else from them.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – eh
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Eels — “Trouble With Dreams”
Website Of The DayLittle 5 Points, Atlanta style. Them Alternative Types got themselves nifty web presence, although their business directory is seriously out of date. How non-conformist!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Go Big Or Go Home

  1. shoobie says:

    ive always thought Ray’s in Buckhead was the closest to ny pizza. but that means you have to go to buckhead to get it…. lame!


    see ya at the shins, if i can see at all

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mellow Mushroom is my favorite.

    Little Azio is pretty good, but it’s thin crust and I don’t think that qualifies as NY Style.
    There’s also a place called Slice that delivers and is good, a little spicy.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Rocky Mountain Pizza Company
    1005 Hemphill Ave NW,
    Atlanta, GA 30318
    Tel: (404) 876-8600

    Don’t know if it qualifies as NY style, but it’s good. Also Everybody’s makes an edible pie. (One in Emory and one in VaHi).

    Pinback has some good songs worth checking out. Two good ones to try are “Tres” and “Dark Side”.

  4. Paulie says:

    I like Ray’s but Buckhead is a trek (seems odd to say that given its central location).

    There is a new Little Azio in the ‘hood, I’ll have to swing by to see if I can stand the thin stuff.

    I forgot that Rocky Mountain Pizza Company still existed. I haven’t been there since I worked on 14th Street. I’ll have to give it a go again

    I’ve never had the pizza at Everybody’s, I am usually headed there with my heart set on a ginormous salad.

    Thanks All!

  5. All I have to say is, “I drive a Ford Focus. However, mine doesn’t look like that terrible monstrosity. If you had asked me, I could have told you it’s been on the 10 top-selling cars list for the last five years. But you didn’t bother to ask me brother dear. I told you once I was good at useless trivia. Next time, you should give me a call.”

  6. Paulie says:

    No outside information, internet, phone-a-friend, etc, is ever allowed when playing trivia. All useless knowledge must come straight from the minds sitting at the table.

  7. Anonymous says:

    While I know that Avondale does the slice pie and reheat, they are one of my favorites.

    Amy Grant? You’re going to hell for that one.

    See you tomorrow?


  8. Paulie says:

    If Hell exists, I already have a reserved parking space. The cars on each side are probably parked close to their edges as well so that the likelihood of door dings is high.

    I will be ready for running and beer tomorrow. See you then.

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