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About The 'Pizza Geezer'..

Oh Pizza.. how do I love thee?
Let me count the ways..


My name is Darrin and I am a pizza fanatic. Pizza has always been a huge part of my life. In fact, the first memory I have of eating involves pizza. 

Growing up, my family laughed, cried, celebrated, socialized, and had deep and meaningful conversations over pizza.

My extended family would gather on weekends and go out with sometimes twenty people in tow to places like Shakey's, Straw Hat Pizza, and numerous other establishments for an evening of socializing over pizza. 

The family would also gather at our house where my Mother and Aunt would craft wonderful pizzas in huge rectangular pans. I can still vividly remember the smell of the dough rising, as well as the freshly baked pies coming out of the oven.

I've been a pizza delivery guy and worked in a pizzeria making pies. I've been honing my pizza making craft at home for years, tweaking my dough and sauce recipes, all the while keeping detailed notes along the way. 

I collect pizza memorabilia, and study the history and fine art of pizza making. I go on daycation type excursions to seek out new pizzerias and to try new pizza varieties. 

Pizza is deeply ingrained in my life, and having raised a family of my own, I think the same thing can be said for my brood.

I've written for hobby, food, lifestyle blogs & websites since 1996. One constant, has been that pizza always seems to somehow creep into the content I produce. I have many varied interests and hobbies, and I very much consider my passion for pizza a hobby in itself. 

I often wrote articles and pizza reviews for my site TheRetroDad.com, but the pizza section seemed like it was taking on a life of its own, so I created its own space for content here back in 2016. 

Some side notes..

  I am not 'Pizza Snob' in any shape, way, or form. Therefore I do not tout certain pizza styles as being superior to others. I understand that ones taste in pizza can be very subjective, so I will never use this blog as an avenue to bash others pizza preferences. 

I myself am an equal opportunity pizza eater who likes all kinds of pizza, and will try most anything once. In the end, If a pizza tastes good to you.. then it's a 'Good Pizza'.

2.)  I am not a 'Pizza Critic'. Most certainly, my taste will differ from others out there. I will always try to objectively review pizzas, and share detailed findings. 

You won't find any negative reviews on establishments here. There's already too much negative and toxic crap out there on the internet. 

Neither do I believe in messing with anyone's livelihood, so I only focus on sharing informative reviews and interesting finds that I come across in my travels. 

I will never stop eating pizza and will always be sampling, pondering, talking, making, dreaming, and thinking about it.  Which in turn gives the writer in me, endless content to share with my fellow pizza fanatics.  

I'm not sure how this blog will take shape and evolve as time passes, but I sure am excited about taking this journey to find out.