Ah, Talayna's! I had forgotten about them. They were indeed excellent.
New owners not only messed up the recipes, but they turned the place
into a roach motel. They're off my list of haunts.
Billy Zoom wrote:
>> Yes, St. Louis pizza is excellent, but an acquired taste.
>> It's very thin
> Oh, not so...at least not in the past. The BEST deep pan for many years was
> from Talayna's in St. Louis. I was seriously bummed when they changed
> ownership and recipes last year. There was even a Talayna's on the Sunset
> Strip in Hollywood back in the Seventies, with L.A. Blues singer Top Jimmy
> in the kitchen...hence the Van Halen song "Top Jimmy Cooks".
> Unfortunately, Orson Welles ended up eating himself to death on Jimmy's deep
> pan pizza. I actually took a call from Orson once when he called to enquire
> as to whether or not Jimmy was cooking that night.
> We used to have half a dozen Talayna's pies delivered to the venue whenever
> we played St. Louis. It's something I really miss. The "new" Talayna's is
> pretty mediocre.
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