This was the last pizzeria we visited. In a matter of a few hours we tried pizzas from 4 pizzerias. I didn’t see a website for Drexel Hill Style Pizza, but this is their menu.
This was one kind of Greek style pizza Steve remembered from long ago, but Steve said it wasn’t his favorite. He told me he didn’t think the cheese and sauce were applied to the edges like Greek Styles here on the forum, but we would wait and see when we got there. Drexel Hill Style Pizza is owned by Greeks and first opened in 1968.
The pizzas were already sitting in the steel pan with sauce and cheeses already applied. Steve was right that the sauce and cheese weren’t applied to the edges like here on the forum.
Steve and I were getting perturbed that it was taking so long to bake the pizza. We both though that the pizza would be too dry from the long bake. We didn’t time the bake, but it was long for a 10” pizza. It can be seen in the picture of the ovens (to the left of the ovens), the stack of pizzas pile up waiting to be baked. I wonder how the dough doesn’t proof too much sitting at room temperatures.
I think Steve and I could taste the cheddar in the cheeses, and this pie was good, but would have been a lot better if it wasn’t baked as long. The young gal tending to the pizzas and oven sure didn’t seem like she checked them very often and seemed to just go back in the room.
Steve remembered that the building that Drexel Hill Style Pizza is in was a firehouse at one time. There were pictures on the wall of the firehouse.
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