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Top This: Goat Cheese and Escarole Pizza (à la WildCraft Sourdough Pizza)

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At WildCraft Sourdough Pizza favorites such as the Goat Cheese and Escarole Pizza, have been on Chef Vuong's menu since opening night. Topped with a shallow of béchamel and spotted with wilted clumps of escarole and goat cheese, this pie may sound subtle. Get ready for a surprise. More

Top This: Roasted Squash Pizza (à la The Backyard)

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In my experience, restaurants that also serve pizza often present underserviced pies. But when Chef Dakota Weiss (you may remember her from...) started experimenting with an assortment of entrée sauces and sides on her pizza crust, a star was born at The Backyard at the W. More

Michael's Pizzeria in Long Beach, CA and the Problem With Lists

Slice: Los Angeles Lance Roberts 21 comments

Zagat recently named Michael's Pizzeria in Long Beach one of the highest-rated pizzeria in the country. We went to see how it stacked up and ended up wondering: Is this new rash of best-of lists hurting or helping the promotion of truly great pizza? More

Top This: The Horatio, Featuring a Truffle Butter-Fried Egg (à la Delancey Pizzeria & Bar)

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By now, we all instinctually withdraw from truffle oil pizza, but truffles pizza is still a great combination. An obvious solution sits on the menu at Delancey Pizzeria & Bar: The truffle butter-topped Horatio. More

Top This: Arugula Salad Foldover (à la Simmzy's)

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Shimmering sunshine and a lazy ocean breeze drifts through Simmzy's open walled dining room. One whiff of the sea salty air—plus a pint—will draw anyone into the endless summer that is Long Beach's Naples Island. That laid back attitude stops at the glass window into the kitchen. Each dish is a carefully calibrated assemblage of otherwise casual ingredients. On the pizza menu, the Arugula Salad Foldover stands out as the best of the bunch. More

Finding the Best Slice on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

Slice: Los Angeles Kelly Bone 11 comments

After a long, long night, I found myself on Hollywood Boulevard, desperately craving a slice. I randomly chose one of the area's plentiful slice joints and met one of the worst pizzas I've ever had. So, what's a girl to do? I set out to find what (if anything) the Boulevard has to offer in the way of pizza. More

Los Angeles: Bestia Hits its Stride

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The air sizzled with anticipation leading up to Bestia's opening last November. Time has not tempered the excitement. Any non-6 p.m. or 9:45 p.m. reservation must still be made one month in advance. Since the early days, dinner at Bestia has been splendid. As the kitchen tightens up and recipes get tinkered with, the food—specifically the pizza—gets better and better. More

Top This: Eggplant Parmesan Pizza (à la Pitfire Artisan Pizza)

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Pitfire Artisan Pizza's seasonal Eggplant Parmesan pie may sound like heavy comfort food, but the LA pizzeria takes a lighter approach to the hefty nightshade. At the base of the pie are translucent sheets of grilled eggplant, aubergine skin peeking out from beneath the blanket of blistered cheese and sweet cherry tomatoes. Executive Chef Andrew Lakin walks us though the making of this summery pizza. More

Los Angeles, CA: Hit-or-Miss 'NYC Style' Slices at Clover Takeaway, Los Angeles

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In March, an odd and unused window on the side of The Churchill took on new life, as the food and cold-pressed juice purveyor, Clover Takeaway, set up shop. Tucked away at the bottom of their menu is the NYC Cheese Pizza Slice, at a tempting $2.00—a steal given the talent and ingredients on hand in The Churchill's kitchen. More

Top This: The Village Deep Dish Pie (à la Union Pizza Company)

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Union Pizza Company's The Village deep dish pizza is loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, smoked ham, sautéed mushrooms, thick sauce, and a pound of cheese. Owner Bruce Markoe pays special attention to the meats, with a technique that ensures his pie stays crisp and light. Well, as light at a five pound pool of pizza can hope to be.,, More

Los Alamos, CA: We Try Every Pizza at Full of Life Flatbread

Slice: Los Angeles Farley Elliott 8 comments

Is flatbread pizza? The debate is certainly nothing new. But at Full of Life Flatbread in Los Alamos, the self-styled flatbread makers don't worry too much about labels. Instead, they focus on ingredients. Here's a look at the ten pies that emerged most recently from the 20-ton, 900º masonry oven that hulks along one wall in the open dining room. More

Top This: Spinaci e Pomodoro (à la LaRocco's Pizzera)

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At LaRocco's Pizzera, the Spinaci e Pomodoro highlights fresh produce. The baby spinach leaves and halved cherry tomatoes are lightly touched with heat, drawing out flavor while retaining their vibrant color. This pizza takes full advantage of residual heat, gentling wilting the leaves and transforming the fruit into warm cherry tomato bombs. More

Los Angeles: Village Pizzeria Resists The Winds Of Change

Slice: Los Angeles Lance Roberts 5 comments

Oh, what a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, Village Pizzeria was one of LA's top shops. Today, it's barely discussed in pizza circles. But did it change or did we? We returned after a long sabbatical to find out for ourselves. More

Los Angeles: The New California Style at Olio Pizzeria & Café

Slice: Los Angeles Kelly Bone 12 comments

Praise continuously falls upon Olio Pizzeria & Cafe. Its popularity among the masses is shared by the media—it was ranked the 3rd Best Pizzeria in LA by LA Weekly and named a Critic's Choice in the LA Times. Then again, we Slice'rs—who study pizza day in, day out—take such popularity with a grain of salt. In Olio's case, though, the acclaim is entirely deserved. More

Los Angeles: 'Spice It Up' at The Pizza Studio

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"Variety's the very spice of life," says William Cowper and all your cliché filled friends. At Los Angeles' The Pizza Studio, variety may not be the spice of your life, but it is the key to pleasing a lot of people and selling a lot of pizzas. More

Los Angeles: A Trip Down the Mr. Pizza Rabbit Hole

Slice: Los Angeles Lance Roberts 18 comments

Sweet potato mousse crust? Check. Crab, bacon, salsa, and blue cheese dressing on the same pizza? Double check. What about cookie dough crust? You betcha. That can only mean one thing: We went to Mr. Pizza so you wouldn't have to. You're welcome. More

Top This: Syracuse-Style Hot Wing Pizza à la Tomato Pie Pizza Joint

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We already know that Slice'rs give Buffalo Chicken Pizza two thumbs up, thanks to our rigorous, highly scientific research. And the folks over at Sliver Lake's Tomato Pie Pizza Joint couldn't agree more...but some of their customers beg to differ. More

First Look: WildCraft Sourdough Pizza, Los Angeles

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Just one week into service and WildCraft Sourdough Pizza is already a hot contender in the Los Angeles pizza scene. More

Daily Slice: Pizzeria il Fico, Los Angeles

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A year and a half ago I sat at the counter of Pizzeria il Fico, as eager owner/partner John Tierney waxed on about turning this little slice of Robertson Blvd. into a neighborhood hang out. I nodded my head politely even though I though the environment seems too upscale for this. I was wrong. More

Top This: The Salad Pizza (à la Grey Block Pizza)

Slice: Los Angeles Kelly Bone 13 comments

It's the pizza you love to hate! Yet Grey Block Pizza has built a reputation on Salad Pizza. When owner Thomas Schiffer noticed customers frequently orderd pizza and salad he seized the opportunity to create a combos—no, not a combo, a combos—by smashing the two together. More

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