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For Taste or Nutrition? Charlotte's Pure Pizza Puts You to the Test

Lance Roberts 3 comments

When the word "wholegrain" is used in conjunction with "pizza," I am usually "out." But when renowned baker Peter Reinhart came up with a new sprouted grain dough for Charlotte's Pure Pizza, it immediately became a must-try. The party line for sprouted grain is, "all the nutrition of whole wheat with the taste of white." So is there truth in advertising? More

Behind the Slice: Klausie's Pizza Truck, Raleigh, NC

Eric and Sarah Mine 13 comments

Klausie's Pizza has been serving up Detroit-style pizza in the Triangle since 2010. We caught up with chef and owner, Mike Stenke, to talk about his quest to bring his hometown slice way down south. More

Pizzeria Names All Menu Items After Ryan Adams Songs

Quick Bites Adam Kuban 17 comments

Sticks and Stones Clay Oven Pizza in Greensboro, North Carolina, has gone and named all its menu items for songs by Ryan Adams. Pizzas include A Kiss Before I Go (tomato sauce, fried eggplant, wild mushrooms, mozzarella, carmelized garlic, fresh basil, Parmesan); New York, New York (tomato sauce, Giacomo's soppressata, arugula, fresh mozzarella, pine nuts, fresh basil, Parmesan), and To Be the One (pizza Margherita), among others. More

'American Pie' Author, Renown Baker Peter Reinhart to Teach Pizza Class

Quick Bites Adam Kuban 1 comment

Reinhart will teach a pizza-making class at his Charlotte, North Carolina, pizzeria, Pie Town, on Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m., $50 for instruction and lunch. RSVP to briana@sonomarestaurants.net. 710 West Trade Street, Charlotte NC 28202 (map) [via Creative Loafing]... More

Rogue Domino's Miscreants Appear in Court

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"Kristy Hammonds and Michael Setzer appeared separately before Judge Gary Dellinger and asked for court-appointed attorneys. They made no other comments during their brief hearings." [Charlotte Observer]... More

Coal-Oven Alert: Dan Morgan's Cheese Mo'z Coal-Fired Pizza, Charlotte, N.C.

Quick Bites Adam Kuban 1 comment

This new (to me) coaler was opened in February by former Carolina Panthers linebacker Dan Morgan. Oddly enough, it was inspired by the Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza chain in Florida. Combo sports bar and pizzeria. Creative Loafing says the pies aren't balanced. Dan Morgan's Cheese Mo'z Coal Fired Pizza: 8410 Rea Road, Charlotte NC 28277 (map); 704-544-5255... More

Um, Yeah, That's Not Really Pizza--Or a Burger

Adam Kuban 11 comments

Not the "Burger Pie," but probably about as appetizing. Photograph from Hell to the Yeah, Son! on Flickr Laura Hoopes at the Christian Science Monitor recalls growing up pizza-deprived in Charlotte, North Carolina: I had never heard of pizza when Jeanne first mentioned it, so I asked my mom if she knew what it was. She said no, but she had read about it in a recent magazine article. She took the magazine out and we read that it was a pie with tomato sauce, some kind of meat, and cheese.Mom said she would try to make one. She... More

Dear Slice: Peter Reinhart's New Pizzeria

Dear Slice Adam Kuban 3 comments

Clicking in to the Slice inbox today, we've got an email that's been sitting in my tips jar for far too long. Apologies to Kyle, who sent it in, and to you folks reading this. I should have passed this info along sooner. Hi Adam, Just wanted to pass along a little article that I saw in the Charlotte Observer regarding a new pizza joint headed by [renown baker and author of American Pie] Peter Reinhart, among others. It looks like it opened up [early September], but I haven't been able to find too much information about it yet. I'd... More

Free Pizza in the Carolinas

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We haven't had it, and can't vouch for it, but, as a wise man* once said, "If something's free, take it." If you're in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, or Cornelius, North Carolina, Vocelli Pizza, is offering free pepperoni pies to the first 100 customers today at 4 p.m. as part of those stores' grand openings. [link; via Ben] VOCELLI PIZZA, Cornelius Address: 20601 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius NC 28031 [map] VOCELLI PIZZA, Myrtle Beach Address: 4505 Socastee Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29588 [map]... More

Good New York Style in North Carolina?

Dear Slice Adam Kuban 9 comments

Dear Slice, Got to your site from the NY Times article on Domino's Brooklyn Pizza. Since I live in NC now, this is what passes for pizza down here. I am originally from Brooklyn and haven't had a good slice of pizza since the last time I was in NY. I notice that the state of NC doesn't have a link on your site. Does this mean that there is no place in the whole state to get a good slice of pizza? I live near Matthews, which is Southwest of Charlotte. Any suggestions would be appreciated, although we aren't... More

Larvae Found on Pizza?

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Candler resident Lori Hancock, 29, said she bought three pepperoni Hot-n-Ready pizzas at the restaurant Saturday afternoon for her son’s outdoor birthday party at a friend’s home. A few hours later, the homeowner noticed something unusual on the last pizza, Hancock said. “They looked like tiny bits of rice clumped together,” she said. Hancock took the remainder of the pizza to her home, where later that evening she saw what she said were live maggots underneath the cheese. You know, I watch a lot of CSI, and I think I heard it mentioned on there that maggots are primarily found... More

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