by Dave Noble, eCommunity News
ELMHURST – After her poll question “Where’s the best pizza in town?” generated an astounding 224 total comments in just over an hour of being cross-posted in two local Facebook eGroups Sunday evening, frustrated Elmhurst resident Debbie Womack stunned family members by slamming her laptop to the floor, driving to 7-Eleven and purchasing three boxes of Hot Pockets for her family’s dinner.
“There was so much feedback on my post, I couldn’t decipher any more information,” said Womack by telephone Monday morning. “I was getting irritated because at first, a lot of people in the group were saying that Mama Maria’s was the best. Then, there were like seven comments in a row telling us to order from Roberto’s. I started keeping tally marks next to all the names being mentioned and notating the more detailed testimonials. When the number reached 14 or 15 different places, the pressure to find the best pizza in town became too unbearable.”
“We just moved to Elmhurst last month, so it was a great idea to reach out and get advice from people who live here,” said Tom. “But the debate was over in my mind once someone suggested Pizza Palace. You simply can’t go wrong with a name like that.”
Transcripts from the two Facebook threads reveal that each of the 35 restaurants serving pizza in Elmhurst were named at least twice.