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Chicago: Dante's Pizzeria Is Much More Inferno Than Paradiso

Slice Daniel Zemans 1 comment

Dante's Pizzeria opened with the help of former employees of Piece and Santullo's. Between that pedigree and the positive reviews, I was expecting something at least pretty good. Unfortunately, the high points of my pizzas were just okay and the low points were no fun at all. More

Daily Slice: Original Pizza, Oak Park Mall, Overland Park, Kansas

Slice Adam Kuban 19 comments

I'm about to invoke that old cliché "you can't go home again". The catalyst: Original Pizza in Oak Park Mall, long regarded as "the mall" in this part of Johnson County, Kansas. More

Lenexa, Kansas: Stonewall Inn Pizza

Slice Adam Kuban 18 comments

Captain Ahab had Moby Dick, giving birth to the notion of "the white whale" as a goal to be chased to the ends of the earth, self-destruction be damned. Herman Melville was able to spin one version of the Great American Novel out of that tale. My white whale, over the course of several Christmases in the Kansas City area, has been Stonewall Inn Pizza. Kansas City is land-locked, of course, which makes this tale less tragic, thank goodness, and unlike Melville, I'm only able to spin a short blog post out of it. More

Jonathan Gold on New York-Style Pizza in L.A.

Slice Meredith Smith 16 comments

In today's laweekly.com Jonathan Gold addresses the topic of finding a good NY slice in L.A. When asked if he has discovered any "authentic", "thin-crust" pizza in the area, here is what he had to say: More

Daily Slice: Sicilian at Big Mario's, Seattle

Slice Adam Lindsley 7 comments

Who can resist a hefty Sicilian slice topped with salami, pepperoni, and sausage? It's nothing fancy, just salty, oily meats resting on a thin layer of herbaceous tomato sauce and mozzarella. The meats do everything they're supposed to do: the pepperoni brings the mild spiciness, the salami brings the sodium and grease, and the hunks of sausage bring the characteristic porkiness (sans fennel, unfortunately). Standard stuff, but a perfect cap to a night of drinking (which is what this neighborhood is really for.) More

Daily Slice: Carminuccio's, Newtown, Connecticut

Slice Amy Kundrat 22 comments

Carminuccio's in Newtown, Connecticut is a bit off the beaten path, but since 1997, this no-frills local favorite has been slinging pies that Gourmet magazine once called one of "America's top 10 pizzas." More

Arlington, Virginia: Still Cooking with Gas at Faccia Luna

Slice Dave Konstantin 9 comments

With wood-fired pizzerias sprouting up all over the Washington area, it's easy to forget about the New York-style, deck-oven pizza that dominated the scene until very recently. Five years ago, most people here thought Neapolitan was a type of ice cream. Faccia Luna in Arlington has been a standby for nearly two decades, and still serves a very satisfying pie. More

San Francisco: Pizza Parlor Charm But Forgettable Pizza at Giorgio's

Slice David Kover 15 comments

During my visit to Giorgio's, a little boy's birthday party was taking place in the back, which seemed about right. This is pizza that is mild enough to keep even the pickiest of little kids happy, and that's just tasty enough to keep parents content. In fact, a few bites of that crisp end-crust and the parents might even convince themselves that it's really good. For me, this is pizza that will do in a pinch, but it certainly calls for a heavy hand with the red pepper shaker. More

San Diego: Killer New York-Style Pies at Bronx Pizza

Slice Erin Jackson 16 comments

When it comes to New York-style pizza, the one place you'll hear San Diegans consistently rave about is Bronx Pizza, though outsiders and locals alike often add the irksome "good for San Diego" qualifier to the end of any positive remark about it. But I'm going to be bold: Bronx Pizza has some of the best pizza I've ever had—anywhere. More

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Armando's Pizza Isn't the New York-Style Pie You've Been Looking For

Slice Andrew Janjigian 11 comments

Armando's Pizza on Huron Avenue, just a short walk outside of Harvard Square in Cambridge, is quite popular among Boston pizza enthusiasts. It is so well-loved that people rave about it while in line to order their pies. But we put it to the test, and we weren't completely impressed. More

Giannoni's in Seattle Does New York City Proud

Slice Adam Lindsley 15 comments

If first impressions counted for everything in the omnibus of American pizzerias, then Giannoni's would barely register as a footnote. Crammed between a Sally Beauty Supply and a Taco Del Mar in the Westwood Village Shopping Center, with a full battalion of soccer mom minivans and SUVs parked out front, you would not be faulted for mistaking Giannoni's for a knockoff of some national chain like Round Table or Papa John's. The modest interior is minimally decorated with a definite slant toward the utilitarian, save for some stylish graffiti on one wall and two ancient arcade cabinets. But once a piping hot pie hits your table and you dig in, any aesthetic crime committed by the prosaic architecture is forgiven. More

Daily Slice: Joe Peep's New York Pizza, Los Angeles

Slice Lara Bowman 6 comments

Home to loaded 5,969-calorie pizzas and thinner crusted "Blue Collar" pies, Joe Peep's slices (which include up to 2 regular toppings) are both cheap and filling at $2.25. I usually order a plain cheese slice, but if you do order toppings, they pile them on. More

Video: Tony Calzone at Big Mario's in Seattle

Slice Adam Kuban 6 comments

Or, 'Mr. Calzone Goes to Washington' Big Mario's from Falco Productions on Vimeo. Big Mario's New York Style Pizza 1009 East Pike Street, Seattle WA 98122 (10th/11th avenues; map) 206-922-3875; bigmariosnewyorkpizza.com... More

Virgilio's: A Slice of New York in Denver

Slice Daniel Zemans 14 comments

In researching pizza in Denver, I have yet to come across anyone who claims it's a great pizza city. Equally clear is that the past few years have seen a radical improvement in the local pizza scene, and Virgilio's certainly deserves some of the credit for that. More

San Diego: Bronx Pizza, a Slice of New York on the West Coast

Slice Adam Kuban 2 comments

You may know Pizzasnob (aka Tim Kang) from the comments here and a couple of My Pie Mondays he's submitted. Today, he brings word of some great New York–style pizza in San Diego. —The Mgmt. [Photographs: Tim Kang] Who knew that Californians had decent New York–style pizza? I didn't. When our hosts on a recent trip to San Diego raved about this place, my eyebrow must have arched a foot high with skepticism.... More

Noli's New York Style Pizza: A Reminder of the Opposite of Pizza Greatness

Chicago Daniel Zemans 11 comments

There's not a whole lot to say about the actual pizza at Noli's New York Style Pizza. If you're craving that magical orange grease and are on the lookout for a mediocre New York slice, Noli's will fill your need. If you're craving a great example of New York –style pizza, fuhgeddaboudit. More

United States of Pizza: Colorado (Denver)

Slice Pizzalicious Lauren 27 comments

Denver seems to dominate the Centennial State for the best pizza, but great pies can be found all over Colorado. Whether you are looking for vegan pizza, a New York slice or a Colorado mountain pie, you can be sure that there is a spectacular place in the colorful state for you. More

Home Slice Brings a Slice of NYC to Austin, Texas

Slice Nick Solares 20 comments

There is a restaurant in New York City called Hill Country, which is patterned after the barbecue meat markets that surround Austin, Texas. The barbecue at Hill Country is a pretty close approximation of what you can get in Texas, essentially mimicking the menu at Kreuz Market in Lockhart to the point of importing their sausages. Truth be told, it is not quite in the same league as the barbecue down in the Lone Star State, but for a homesick Texan it will offer a slice of home. Similarly, Home Slice Pizza in Austin will offer a homesick New Yorker a taste of home in the form of pizza. More

Bonello's New York Pizza, San Pedro CA

Slice L.A. Pizza Maven 11 comments

No artisanal toppings adorned the pie at Bonello's New York Pizza. Nor were Caputo flour or San Marzano tomatoes used. And the sausage, which consisted of somewhat odd pellet-shaped pieces, was neither fennel nor house-made. Yet somehow, the pie came together, clearly illustrating how the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts. More

Cafe Luigi: A Slice of New York in Chicago

Chicago Daniel Zemans 1 comment

Serious Eats Chicago contributor Daniel Zemans checks in with another piece of intel on the Windy City pizza scene. —The Mgmt. [Photographs: Daniel Zemans] A Mano 2548 N. Clark Street, Chicago IL 60614 (map); 773-404-0200; cafeluigipizza.com Getting There: #22 Clark... More

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