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Shakey's Pizza

From: Stacey 
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 7:54 PM
Subject: Stouffer's Entree from 1980's/Shaky's Pizza

Hi Phaedrus,

  I just thought of one more I've never been able to find, which I barely remember as I was pretty young at the time.  
Shaky's Pizza from the DC/Northern VA area around the 60's/70's.
Thanks again!

Hi Stacy,

I had no problem finding copycat recipes for Shakey’s pizza crust & sauce:

A message board thread about Shakey’s

How to make a pizza crust like Shakey’s.

Another recipe for a pizza crust like Shakey’s.

Yet another recipe for a pizza crust like Shakey’s.

A copycat recipe for Shakey’s Pizza sauce.


Goody Goody's Hamburger Sauce

-----Original Message----- 
From: sharyn
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2016 5:03 PM
Subject: goody's hamburger sauce

Here I am looking for the hamburger sauce on the Goody Goody’s hamburger 
sauce from Dayton Ohio. Kinda sweet. That with a Vernor’s Gingerly, fries 
and EZEE chocolate pie/cake thingy. O to be a teen again….Dayton also had 
MIKE-SELLS potato chips. O M G
love the sloppy joes from RIKES. thanks for that one XO
I am sharyn from Boston.

Hi Sharyn,

Goody Goody's was completely unknown to me. Although the restaurant was in Ohio, Florida, and Santa Monica, California, there were none in Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, or Mississippi, which, for the most part, defined my stomping grounds before 1970, so I never got the opportunity to try a Goody Goody hamburger. There is a long thread with a lot of Goody Goody History and recipes here: My Trip to Goody Goody

An individual who posted on that site says that he researched Goody Goody's and that none of the recipes posted on the Internet for the sauce is authentic, that the authentic original recipe is still a secret. However, the recipes below show the basic Internet recipe, with the variations to be found. None of them may have the provenance to be the authentic, original recipe, but I'd guess that they are fairly close.


Goody Goody Restaurant Hamburger Sauce (with Variations)


1 stick of butter
1 Tbs. Celery seed
1 tsp. Black pepper
2 Small Onions, chopped finely
3 – 15 oz. cans whole Peeled Tomatoes
1 clove garlic
1 Tbs. Salt
1 Tbs. Sugar

Simmer 4 -  5  Hrs. on low heat,
use thin hamburger patties and serve w/ thin dill pickle slices on a 
buttered grilled bun.


1 stick butter
3 16 oz. cans whole tomatoes
1 Tbsp celery seed
1 garlic clove - minced
1 Tbsp pepper
1/2 Tbsp salt
2 small onions, finely chopped

Combine all ingredients in saucepan.
Cook on low heat for 3 - 4 hours or until sauce thickens slightly.
This tastes most "authentic" if served with a thin hamburger,
butter toasted bun, and thin dill pickle slices.


(Makes 3 Pints)
1 Stick of butter
3 (16 oz.) cans whole peeled tomatoes
1 Tbs. Celery Seed
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
1 Tbs. Pepper
1 Tbs. Salt
2 Small Onions, Finely Chopped

Cook on low for about 3 hours.


3 T. butter
15 oz. can tomatoes, whole or cut
1 t. celery seed
1/2 clove garlic, minced
1 t. pepper
1/4 t. salt
1 small onion, minced (about 1/4 c.)
1 T. lemon juice

Combine all in a small but heavy saucepan.  Cook low for 3-4 hours, stirring 
The tomatoes will break up as they cook and will form a thick sauce.  Makes 
enough for about 8 hamburgers.


1 stick butter
3 15 oz. cans whole peeled tomatoes(cut up the tomatoes)
1 tblsp. celery seed
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tblsp. pepper
1 tblsp salt
2 small onions, chopped fine
Optional: add a little sugar and cut the salt in half.

Add all of the ingredients together in a sauce pan and cook on low heat for 
about 3-4 hours. If you double the recipe, cook for 5-6 hours.
Fry hamburgers (thin) and toast or broil buns with butter on them.
Top hamburgers with sauce, sliced hamburger, dills and mayo(optional). 

Joe Allen's Pan Roasted Matzo Chicken

-----Original Message----- 
From: sharyn
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2016 4:58 PM
Subject: Joe Allen's Matzo Chicken

My name is Sharyn Fireman.
i live outside of Boston. I can no longer live without the recipe for Joe 
Allen’s Matzo chicken from his restaurant in Miami: closed a few years ago.
I’m a darn good cook, but I really hope you can oblige dear Joe to give 
you this recipe.
Thanks if you can..No harm if you can’t…I think it was made with Matzo 

Hi Sharyn,

Sorry, I don't contact chefs or restaurants and ask for their recipes.

First, let me direct you to a previous post about Joe Allen's and the research that I did then: 3-4-2016

When Joe Allen's closed in 2011, the staff moved around a lot. I found news of them being at all these Miami area restaurants, none of which seemed to last very long:

1) Café 46 at 190 46 St, Miami (2012) - Cafe 46
2)Morgan's on the Beach
3)Georgia’s Union
4)PB Steak

The latest that I saw, from 2014, had them at 5) Soyka at 5556 NE 4th Court, 305-759-3117

When Joe Allen's moved, they still served the matzo chicken at Café 46, and they may have served it at the other locations as well.

"Soyka" appears to be the Joe Allen's staff's current location, but matzo chicken does not appear on the menu for Soyka's that is online.

There are other matzo-crusted chicken recipes on the web that you can try. See these sites:

Matzo Chicken Tenders

Matzo Chicken

Matzo Breaded Crispy Chicken Breast with Lemon

I'll post this request for reader input.


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