'Nothing Pizzeria' on Serious Eats

Upstart Wood-Fired Pizzeria in Nothing, Arizona

Photograph from cobalt123 on Flickr The town of Nothing, Arizona, sounds like something straight out of Duel, Breakdown, or any number of psycho-stalker-trucker movies. A town in name only, it's basically a shell of a gas station in rural northwestern Arizona surrounded by swaths of federally owned land. There's no reason to go there—especially now that the former owner sold it and ripped out the gas tanks. But its new owner, Mike Jensen, hopes to make it a destination in part through wood-fired pizza: A good chunk of Jensen's plan hinges on his pizza. For the past four years,... More

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