I just returned to Upstate NY from a business trip in Cleveland (actually Aurora) OH. I tried a pizzeria by the name of Zeppe's (which I had never heard of. Evidently it is an Ohio chain (rated Ohio's #1 pizza claims the menu). The menu was quite extensive, but I was craving pizza and decided to try some. When I entered the store I was a bit disapointed the pizza looked a bit "odd". I am a NY thin slice guy, and it appeared the Zeppe's pizza had some type of fluted crust and looked somewhat deep dish chicago style.
Needless to say I tried and was was quite pleased. I was very good. In fact, one of the tastiest pizzas I had ever tried. The sauce was nice and tomatoey and tasted fresh with a hint of garlic.
Anyway, I was wondering what it's repuatation on Ohio was ? Is is disdained becuse it is a chain (is it ?) or is it revered ? really just curious where my taste buds landed.