I’m a New Yorker of Italian descent and if I know anything about anything it’s pizza. I’m a pizza connoisseur and have had it all over the world. I love pizza and I know good pizza.🍕
I was recently at a pizzeria that was Detroit-style. I’ve never tried Detroit-style pizza before, so of course, I had to try it. When they called us to let us know our order was ready for pick up I went to the counter and watched them place the sauce on top of the cheese. What? They’re putting the sauce on after the cheese? How is that possible? Who does that? I guess they do that in Detroit?
My thinking immediately went negative. I thought to myself, this probably won’t be any good because it’s very different. I’ve only ever had pizza with the sauce in the middle. That’s how it’s supposed to be done, right? Why did my thinking go negative right away? Why did I not think it was going to be good? It was actually quite delicious and I loved it. I was able to taste the sauce first independent of the cheese. It also didn’t squirt out of the sides as it sometimes does with regular pizza.
Different doesn’t always mean bad. Different doesn’t mean that it can’t be better than what you are used to. We are creatures of habit. Generally, people have a bad feeling about change, but different can be good. Think about all the things we do differently now due to Covid? Are you happy with some of the changes? Of course you are.
I learned an important lesson and reminded myself to be open to change and, open to things that are different. Sometimes you just might like it better!
I recently read a funny quote in an article. It was from someone way back when the invention of the motor vehicle first came out. It read “ Horses are here to stay. Cars will just be a passing fad.” How wrong they were!
Let me know your favorite pizzeria and why you like it? I might just come out your way to try it.
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