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Video: How the Sausage Pizza is Made at Maria's Pizza in Milwaukee

Photographer and writer Michael Berman of Pizzacentric visits Maria's Pizza in Milwaukee and comes away with a great blog post and a video that sheds some light on the pizzamaking process there. (Not that it's a huge secret, since the kitchen is open to one and all who dine there.) Maria's is one of my all-time favorite pizzerias. Nice to see the Pizzacentric treatment of it. More

Dear Slice: 'Maria's Pizza in Milwaukee - It Deserves Attention'

Reaching in to the Slice mailbag, we've got ... [Photograph: Adam Kuban] I checked out Maria's Pizza last weekend in Milwaukee. It's insane! I was in town for the afternoon, so I went right when it opened at 4 p.m. Good thing I did. There was a line waiting outside for it to open, and within seconds of the door opening, the entire place was filled. People arriving at five minutes after were told there would be an hour wait! This is like a New York–pizza level of obsession.Abby and I waited patiently for our server to take our order,... More

Q&A: Frankie Flood, Pizza Cutter Artist

This week's Q&A is with artist and professor Frankie Flood, the man behind those amazing pizza cutters we've seen surface online throughout the years. —The Mgmt. [Photographs: Frankie Flood] Name: Frankie Flood Location: Milwaukee Occupation: Acting head of Jewelry and Metalsmithing at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Website: frankieflood.com You're head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and took a master's degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in metals. So that explains your skill in executing these cutters, huh? I am currently acting area head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing area at the Peck School of... More

'Eat to Blog' Makes Trip to Maria's Pizza

eattoblog.com OK, I'm not just linking to this story because Howard from Eat to Blog totally agrees with me on how awesome Maria's Pizza in Milwaukee is. He brings up something I think I only glossed over in my post: the pizzas are HUGE. I used this photo my sister took of me with the pizza to give you a sense of scale. Look at the size of this thing! Note the crazy look in my eyes as I realize we ordered too much food. Or did we? My first bite of the pizza threw me off. The sauce... More

Maria's Pizza, Milwaukee

Maria's Pizza is soul food. Not in the traditional sense, of course—there are no collard-green or barbecue pizzas on the menu at this 52-year-old Milwaukee institution. Maria's brand of soul derives mostly from the love, hard work, and comfortable familiarity of the second- and third-generation family members who staff the place, providing hungry Milwaukeeans with rectangular trays of oblong pizzas. More

Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Head to Zaffiro’s for Milwaukee-Style!

Daniel Zemans, our man in Chicago, heads north this week and checks in with a piece of pizza intel from Milwaukee. Daniel also blogs about Chicagoland pizza with his friends on the Chicago Pizza Club blog. —The Mgmt. "The cheese is, as you would expect in Wisconsin, plentiful and of very good quality. The layer of mozzarella is three or four times thicker than the crust." On Saturday, I made my first trip to Wisconsin since I watched Carlos Zambrano throw a no-hitter in September. As enjoyable as that visit was, since the stadium was filled almost exclusively with Cubs... More

The Pizza of Milwaukee—A Cut Apart

From the Slice mailbag, this time from my cousin Aimee ... Hi Adam, It's your cousin in Milwaukee. Today there was a cute article in the Journal about Milwaukee-style pizza. Apparently, it's mainly the way the pizza is cut that separates us. The square-cut pizza is not popular outside the Midwest. You know, I can't even remember the last time I had a pizza that wasn't cut into squares. Here's the link: http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=670826 —Aimee... More

Maria's Pizza

Grandma Slice sent me this clipping from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a couple weeks ago. I figured I better scan it and get it up on the site before she thinks I'm ignoring her. I was born in Milwaukee and have family there, and most times when we'd visit, Pa Slice would insist on a trip to Maria's Pizza. Maria's is wacky and it's definitely not New York–style pizza. I'll let the newspaper clipping speak for me. Click on it to enlarge and read.... More

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