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Chicago: Hipster Pizza Heaven at The Boiler Room

Logan Square may increasingly be a hipster enclave shunned by people who have lived in Chicago for more than a few years, but those who stay away are missing out on some delicious food. Newcomer The Boiler Room serves up a tasty thin-crust pizza topped with giardiniera and some delicious pies by the slice. More

Baltimore: Iggies

Iggies may not be the full-on, completely hand-crafted artisanal pizza that drives many hardcore pizza enthusiasts crazy late into the night, and that's OK. What it offers is one of the finer examples of thin-crust pizza I have tried. These thin disks topped with good combinations of fresh, bright flavors, are executed more competently than most of the other Baltimore pizzerias offering the same style. They're examples of what can happen when quality ingredients, pride, and care are put into a pizza. More

Chicago: Fontana Grill & Wine Bar, Pizza by Way of Boznia and Herzegovina

While the pizzas at Chicago's Fontana Grill (Uptown) are not worth going out of the way for, as a neighborhood spot, I'm a fan. The staff could not have been nicer, and the outdoor patio may well be calling my name once summer gets here. Also, the prices are not bad at all. All pizzas are buy one, get one free Sunday through Thursday and bottles of wine are half price on Tuesdays. More

Staten Island: Pier 76 a Kissing Cousin of Joe & Pat's

Clockwise from top: If you want a sort of impromptu "making-of" slideshow, click the top image; it's more bonus material than anything, though. An individual-size vodka pie. A large half sausage–half plain pie. [Photographs: Adam Kuban] Pier 76 76 Bay Street, Staten Island NY (near Slosson Terr.; map); 718-447-7437; pier76si.com Getting there: I assume most Staten Islanders have cars and can drive. If you're coming from the other boroughs, it's a short walk from the St. George Ferry Terminal—just make sure to exit near where the buses land and not on western exit. Walk toward SI Borough Hall and... More

The United States of Pizza: Arkansas

With the help of a few friends and Arkansas-based writer and food critic Kat Robinson (the Arkansas Times), I explored some of Arkansas' most-loved pizza places. Robinson says that Arkansawyers love their thin crust, but of course there are a number of places where they happily stray from that crispy status quo. More

John's Pizzeria: Former Chicago Standout Lives On In Indiana

Serious Eats Chicago contributor Daniel Zemans (of Chicago Pizza Club) checks in with another piece of intel on the Windy City pizza scene. —The Mgmt. [Photographs: Daniel Zemans] John's Pizzeria 247 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321 (map); 219-836-8536; theoriginaljohns.com Pizza Style: Thin-crust Oven Type: Gas The Skinny: South suburban institution no longer operating in Illinois but still putting out delicious pies with spectacular sausage Price: Medium with one topping, $16.20 In 1943, Sicilian native Phil Bacino opened John's Pizzeria in Calumet City just south of Chicago. Over the next 60-plus years, the place was an institution that passed down through... More

Chicago: Pizza Lunch Feast at A Mano

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 335 N. Dearborn, Chicago IL 60654 (map); 312-629-3500; amanochicago.com Getting There: Brown Line to... More

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