So I'm watching an episode of Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World where he visits Wisconsin (where I believe he lives). He drops in at a local Pizza joint called Ian's, in Madison, but they have other locations in Milwaukee and Chicago.
Now, I have to explain that I'm basically a pizza purist, being born and raised in New York, but I've been in California most of my life now, so I'm pretty much into anything that tastes good at this point. However................. the pizza menu at Ian's is enough to try pizza-lover's souls. Zimmern said it was good, and I guess that's the bottom line, but........... REALLY:
These are all PIZZA TOPPINGS at Ian's:
Chili Pot Pie
Chili Cheese Fritos
Black Beans, Feta, Avocado, Tomato
Spinach Mashed Potato
Buffalo Chicken w/Bleu Cheese
Chicken, Bacon, Ranch, BBQ Sauce & Cheddar
Chicken Penne Alfredo
I really need to hear from people who have been to Ian's and would comment on whether they consider this pizza or just interesting toppings on pizza dough. And................ how does it taste? I suppose it's really no different that the 'sandwich wrap' concept. You can put almost anything good into a wrap and be OK, so why not on top of pizza dough?....... I guess.
Just............. please............ it hurts when you call it Pizza.