Little Star Pizza

by arnold on October 31, 2007

Earlier this year, Zagat was looking for reviews of SF Bay Area restaurants, and people who made submissions would be eligible for a free 2008 Zagat guide. I love free stuff, so I wrote some brief reviews, secretly hoping, of course, that something I contributed would be used in the final printed guide.

I got my 2008 Zagat Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area in the mail today, and being the egomanical whore that I am, I started looking through it to see if they used any of my lines. When I got to the listing for Little Star Pizza in San Francisco, I noticed something familiar:

From the 2008 ZAGAT Guide

That line “especially when ‘paired with PBR’ ” jumped out at me because here’s what I wrote in my original review on 4/5/07:

From Zagat Online

The irony is that I don’t even drink PBR and have always been puzzled by its status as the cool hipster beer. I could also make the argument that they also used my reference to “hipsters” in the printed review, but I’ll let that one go since finding a hipster in San Francisco isn’t very difficult.

So there it is…my little (and anonymous) contribution to the 2008 Zagat Guide. It’s not much, but it’s something.

For the record, here’s the little ditty I penned for my Yelp review of Little Star:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Your deep dish is best by far
On a base of corn meal crust
Sweet tomatoes fuel my lust
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Your deep dish is best by far

It’s a little cramped inside
A simple menu is your guide
With PBR instead of Schlitz
Jukebox plays some 80s hits
Pies baked fresh and it smells great
Order salad while you wait

Years I thought Zach’s was the best
But after yours I can attest
You’re the Bay’s Chicago king
It’s so good you’ll want to sing
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Your deep dish is best by far

Little Star Pizza
400 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 map
Web site
Little Star Pizza on Urbanspoon

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Susannah November 1, 2007 at 7:25 pm

Your website is hilarious! I love that you found some “contributions” of your own – I always wondered if they really used real comments or just made up fake ones…and thanks for checking out my blog! I added you to my blogroll too. :)


Susannah November 2, 2007 at 9:52 pm

PS. Like you, I am obsessed with Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles and Grimaldi’s Pizza!


brian November 8, 2007 at 1:24 pm

hey arnold,

a friend sent me the link to your blog.

thanks for the great zagat review and the charming poem.

see you soon…

little star pizza


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