Pizza isn't pizza without the grated cheese, crushed red pepper, dried oregano, and garlic powder.
>Sure it is. But I still expect those things to be available at a slice joint.
Those things are fun...a little layer of intense flavor....but I think it's not required for all pieces of course.
>Those things are fun
Especially at some neighborhood slice joint where you're just grabbing a bite on the run and the pizza is good but nothing noteworthy. Having the option of tailoring it to your mood when it arrives on the paper plate is sometimes fun. But I don't expect to see this shit in a place where you're having wine while waiting for individual size pizzas and the guy standing in front of the wood fired oven has a Neapolitan accent.
But it also, in my totally unqualified opinion, complements the taste of the pizza. Crushed red pepper doesn't. It just adds an alien spiciness that dulls the flavor of everything around it.
Agreed OP but maybe not for the same reason.
I always have an urge to put every single one of these on my pizza when I see them. If I leave out even one, I feel like I'm cheating myself.
It probably tastes better than pizza from a franchise chain but it doesn't look too appetizing. We need sexy images of pizza in this thread. (pic related)