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Finally: Boston getting a roller-disco pizza place

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The closed Tiger Mama at 1369 Boylston St. in the Fenway will be reborn as a pizza place, owner Tiffani Faison told the Boston Licensing Board this morning.

Faison told the board the new place will be a bit more casual than Tiger Mama used to be. "We're moving from Southeast Asian to roller disco pizza, as we do," she said. She did not say whether that will include servers on roller skates or Donna Summer background music under sparkles from a revolving glitter ball.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the menu will be similar to that of her Tenderoni's downtown, and will include various types of pizza, "grindahs" and similar fare. The namesake Tenderoni is a pepperoni pizza, however, not chicken tenders stuff with pepperoni.

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MacArthur Parkmesan

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...*as originally written and performed.

Summer and Moroder were such a genius pairing, her vocals and his producing, that it turned this turd into an all-time banger. It's not my favorite Donna Summer song, but I'd never skip it and always turn it up.

Other versions? I can't skip fast enough. Donna Summer is an underappreciated talent.

With Donna Summer's disco/dance records and her classic soul vocals, she might be the only artist who could have plausibly fronted both New Order and the Supremes.

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Is this just code for bad pizza? I thought it might be a regional thing like south shore bar pizza, but after googling it this seems not to be the case.

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Or maybe this:

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Probably more like the video on top but that Australian bar and dining room was pretty darn awesome!

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Pizza at roller rinks and bowling alleys is pretty common (some bad but some pretty decent), but I don't think of it as a unique style.

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Another Roller Rink for the Boston Area, Hurrah! Chez Vous is getting pretty long in the tooth. But after looking at some images of Tiger Mama on Goggle the space just didn't seem big enough for skating and fine dining.

Roller-disco pizza sounds more like a marketing term than a unique cooking style.

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The pizza ain't roller disco but I'm thinking the vibe of the place will be classic late 70s/80s pizza parlors - wood grain, dim lighting, arcade machines, red and white checkered table cloths

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Tenderoni slices are large, so it's not directly comparable to a conventional slice. It's certainly not a cheap pizza place, but it's not as expensive as that number might imply.

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But they don't have a disco ball.

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paid $20 for a burger? It's not hard to do these days.

If you only ever eat the cheapest versions of humble foods like this, I think you're missing out on something good in life. I haven't tried the food-hall Tenderoni yet, but I admire this chef's work and am not particularly concerned that it's going to be a swindle.

The places I generally find to be stupidly bad values are celebrity-driven corporate concepts with big marketing budgets, not local, chef-owned indies. Looking at you, every goddamned megawatt Instagram or food TV star with a chain outlet in Boston.

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I like Tiffani (got to meet her a few times back in 2010 at Rocca while Top Chef All-Stars was airing and later when she was starting the kitchen at Sweet Cheeks).

But:

Looking at you, every goddamned food TV star with a chain outlet in Boston.

For the past 3 or so years, she's been a regular judge on Chopped and captained a team on "Beachside Brawl" and judged "Alex vs. America" and been on a few other FoodTV one-offs too.

Sure, she hasn't exactly franchised out of Boston yet, but she's definitely on her way.

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I'm not talking about chefs who appeared as contestants on cooking shows before starting their first restaurants in Boston as Tiffani did. I mean carpetbaggers primarily known as TV or social media personalities that front national or global chains like Ramsay, Fieri, Taffer, and that Salt Bae schmuck.

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"Our small is their large"

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Papa Johns meets Sonic

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At last, back on track to being world class.

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This can only ever be a new location for a beloved small locally owned business.
1369 coffee shop. The first location across the river from Cambridge! The address is the obvious dead giveaway.

Pppplease!!!,

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