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La Rustique Bakeria; Jersey City, New Jersey

LA RUSTIQUE BAKERIA Address: 84 1/2 Morris Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 (near Exchange Place) Phone: 201-860-4010 Hours: Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat-Sun 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. (hours can be quirky; call ahead) Payment: Cash and all major credit cards The Skinny: Takeout and delivery only, with some outdoor seating All photographs by Michael Parillo BY MICHAEL PARILLO .:::. As both a lifelong New Jerseyan and a pizza obsessive, I've been known to get gloomy about the state of the slice in my area. Too many ten-gallon cans of industrial-grade tomatoes, too much sweet and spongy dough.... More

Dewey's; Cincinnati

Dewey's Pizza (four locations) 3814 Madison Road, Cincinnati OH 45227 [map]; 513-731-7755 265 Hosea Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45220 [map]; 513-221-0400 300 Main Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 [map]; 513-352-0032 11338 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati OH 45249 [map]; 513-247-9955 Words and Photographs by Steve F. | This transplant from the East Coast says, "Cincinnati is a ghost town for pizza." Ask the locals, and they'll vehemently disagree—because they grew up with their favorite pizza chains, such as LaRosa's and Donato's. These local chains offer pizza that is one step above microwaveable pizza. Simply put, it's junk. However, if you really explore Cincinnati, there... More

Main Street Pizza; Brockport, New York

DISPATCH AND PHOTOS BY DAVE, Special to Slice .::. New York–style pizza is disappointingly scarce around Rochester, but it can be found. One of the better examples is produced at Main Street Pizza in Brockport, a college town about 20 miles west of the city. Main Street offers thin-crust "NYC Style" or white garlic pizzas, as well as "Traditional Pizza," which is described as "thick crust, zesty sauce with two cheeses," all available by the slice ($1.50) or pie. New York–style pies come in 12-inch, 14-inch, 16-inch, and 18-inch sizes and average out to about $1 a slice. At... More

Pizzeria Regina, Boston

PIZZERIA REGINA Location: 11 1/2 Thacher St., Boston MA 02135 [map] Phone: 617-227-0765 Cost: Margherita (plain), $9.69 for small and $15.99 for large Payment: Cash only WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAN S. .::. Boston, per capita, is probably home to more expats from the New York metro area than any other place in America. Particularly among the college and graduate student populations, Boston and Cambridge are packed to the gills with folks who call the Garden State, Long Island, or one of the outer boroughs home. This gives rise to several areas of tension, particularly during baseball season, when thousands... More

Spin Doctors

Honey P. is a contributor at our sister site, A Hamburger Today. She's also a one-time resident of The K.C., where her parents still live. She filed this report while on a recent trip to visit them. SPIN NEAPOLITAN PIZZA Location: 6541 West 119th Street, Overland Park KS 66209 (b/n Metcalf and Nall) [map] Phone: 913-451-SPIN (7746); carry-out only Website: spinpizza.com BY HONEY P. .::. When Papa P. said, "I'll tell you where to get the best pizza," on a recent Friday night, you can bet lil' Honey was all ears. (Yeah, so what I chill with the 'rents on weekends,... More

Review: Kula Lodge

Words by Mark Horowitz .::. Photos by Jane Horowitz; Special to Slice .::. I think it's safe to say that most visitors to Maui don't have pizza on their minds. During my own recent visit to Maui, my mind was occupied with exploring its natural beauty, its stunning beaches, snorkeling in its clear reefs, and, from a culinary standpoint, exploring the rich, diverse cultural influences that have created a unique Pacific cuisine. What has evolved in Hawaii is an interesting melange of styles resulting from the mixture of native Hawaiian food preferences and the various immigrant populations that have... More

Review: Jules Thin Crust

Words and Photographs by Mark Horowitz, Special to Slice .::. Ninety miles from the Holland Tunnel and 80 miles from the Verazzano-Narrows Bridge, just across the Delaware River from New Jersey, is bucolic Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Long known for its numerous inns and beds and breakfasts, its artists colonies, its meandering riverside drives attracting daytrippers and motorcyclists, and its gay-friendly ambience, gentrification and development have made their marks on the region. With development has come the opening of several notable restaurants. In April, the area saw the opening of Jules Thin Crust in Doylestown, the county seat and its... More

De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies, Trenton, New Jersey

Sibling Rivalry: The sign on the left marks your arrival at De Lorenzo's Hamilton Avenue, a favorite of Chambersburg residents, as well as the celebrities whose pictures dot the walls inside. De Lorenzo's Hudson Street, right, is a converted row house with limited seating and no public restroom. Arrive prior to opening hours, as the hungry crowd grows quickly. Otherwise, a two-hour wait is not uncommon. DE LORENZO'S HAMILTON Location: 1007 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08629 Phone: 609-393-2952 Payment: Cash only The Skinny: Bigger and more diner friendly than its sister pizzeria; crust has a more consistent crispness DE... More

Domino's Doublemelt

Editor's note: This is the debut entry of our new New Jersey correspondent, "Steve, the Englishman Who Likes Pizza Hut." As his nom de blog suggests, Steve hails from the UK. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife, Amanda G., who happens to be our New Jersey bureau chief. And yes, he likes Pizza Hut. (Hey, it was the best deal going in Portsmouth!) MELTDOWN: Our New Jersey correspondent, Steve, the Englishman Who Likes Pizza Hut, prepares to enter Domino's (top left) on a mission to try the new Doublemelt pie. The concoction was on special recently (top... More

Vinny Vincenz: Open Late, Tastes Great

words and photographs by mara and eli, special to slice .::. While there is no shortage of late-night pizzerias, good ones are few and far between. But Vinny Vincenz is changing that. Vincenz offers real Sicilian pizza right off the L train—and as late as 4 a.m. Vincenz, born in Carroll Gardens and raised in Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge, has brought his Italian magic to the East Village, near the corner of 14th Street and First Avenue. Vincenz been working in New York City pizzerias from age 13. Now owner of his own pizzeria, open less than a year, he... More

Grimaldi's Hoboken

Garden State Slice [This is the debut entry of Amanda G., our New Jersey bureau chief. She'll be checking out pizzerias west of the Hudson for Slice. — Ed.]CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The Grimaldi's in Hoboken is on the corner of Clinton and Second streets, a short walk from the Hoboken PATH station. Like its namesake east of the Hudson, this Grimaldi's has a coal-fired oven. Our New Jersey bureau chief's half-pepperoni–half-mushroom-olive pie. | Photographs by Amanda G. I had high hopes for our trip to the Hoboken branch of Grimaldi's. My husband, Steve, and I had eaten there a... More

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