Shit, they’re onto us. The whole world has been trashing St. Louis-style pizza for decades, but here in the Lou we just munch away and wonder why anyone would try to create drama over the simple joy of shoveling something so tasty into our mouths. They're haters, we've long said, and that just leaves more for us to eat!
But now it seems that Atlas Obscura has divined the truth. The travel site posted a story claiming that St. Louis-style pizza, with its thin yeast-free dough and usage of Provel (which, “legally-speaking, isn’t even cheese”), is really just nachos.They wrote:
For those who have a hard time accepting pizza they don’t understand, consider this theory: Perhaps St. Louis–style pizza, with its crisp crust, fake cheese, and hefty supply of toppings is actually more similar to nachos than pizza.
With a little change in expectation, by the time you pull that second gooey, square-shaped slice from its box, the technicalities of traditional pizza might be the furthest thing from your mind.
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