'Imo's' on Serious Eats

Imo's Pizza: St. Louis' Inexplicably Addictive Pie

Serious Eats Chicago contributor Daniel Zemans checks in with another piece of intel from the road, this time in St. Louis. —The Mgmt. Imo's Pizza 742 S 4th Street, St. Louis MO 63102 (map); 314-421-4667‎; imospizza.com Pizza Style: Cracker thin crust Oven Type: Convection The Skinny: St. Louis's signature pizzeria is a treat for those of us who have acquired the taste but understandably far from it to those who have not Price: 12-inch with sausage, $10.66 Gefilte fish. Chitterlings. Thousand-year-old-eggs. Provel cheese. What do these four foods have in common? To the extent that it's possible to have... More

Judah Friedlander Hates St. Louis-style Pizza

Wow. From Grub Street's "New York Diet" series, 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander on St. Louis–style pizza: I can tell you what I had the weekend before that I’m still obsessed with. I had a gig in St. Louis. Nice people, St. Louis, but I’ve never seen an entire city fuck up a pizza so bad. I get a ride from the airport to the hotel. We pass by an Imo’s pizza, which is a large chain there, and the guy starts getting a boner for this pizza place. So I go “Hey, how’s this place,” and he goes “awwww, dude,... More

Imo's Pizza in St. Louis

Editor's note: Below, reader Lemons checks in with some St. Louis pizza intel. For more on St. Louis–area food, check out Lemons's blog: St. Louis Eats and Drinks. —Adam Photograph from MagDawg462 on Flickr It's flatter than a pancake, it's square, and there's not a hint of mozzarella about it. What's something described like that doing on a pizza blog? It's a piece of Imo's Pizza, the epitome of St. Louis–style pie. This idiosyncratic rendition is characterized by an extremely thin crust with no raised edge, the pie itself roughly cut into 3-inch squares—or as closely as you can get... More

AOL Cityguide: 13 Perfect Pizzas Across America

And they are: Zachary's Chicago Pizza: Berkeley, California PIzzeria Regina: Boston Patsy Grimaldi's Pizzeria: Scottsdale, Arizona Vic's Bar & Restaurant: Bradley Beach, New Jersey Tacconelli's: Philadelphia John's: New York City Star Pizza: Houston Imo's Pizza: Saint Louis Home Run Inn: Chicago Mellow Mushroom: Atlanta Windy City PIzza: Tampa, Florida Anthony's Pizza and Pasta: Denver Papreza's Pizza: Henderson, Nevada Well, they say 13 is an unlucky number, right? I mean, only one New York City pizzeria on this list? And it's John's? John's is good, sure, but not the best in NYC. And maybe we should hold our tongue until we've... More

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