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Dear Slice: Check Out My Research Paper on NE Pennsylvania Pizza!

Clicking in to the Slice inbox today, we've got some scholarly research to delve into. (Emphasis mine.) ... I'm in the American Studies graduate program at Penn State-Harrisburg. A link on your blog about Northeastern Pennsylvania being the Pizza Capital of the U.S. led me to a short research paper last spring, so I thought I'd share it. Most of this is nothing new to you experts, but you may find some of the info I found in mid-century city directories interesting. --Tim... More

Jigsy's: Old Forge–Style Pizza

Editor's note: Slice correspondent Philip G. checks in with an answer to a question I've had for a long, long time. —Adam K. "The story still doesn't answer the burning question: What exactly is Old Forge–style pizza?" —Adam Kuban Well, Adam, it's this:... More

Old Forge, Pennsylvania: The Pizza Capital of the World

CNN.com A nice little story on CNN about Old Forge, Pennsylvania, and its claim on being the "Pizza Capital of the World": We head out of Scranton, Pennsylvania, toward Old Forge, population approximately 10,000. In about 10 minutes we're driving down Main Street. I start counting the pizza cafés, as they call them here: Rinaldi's, Brutico's, Arcaro & Genell's, Anthony's, Ghigiarelli's -- 11 on this street alone. Within just a few blocks, there are at least nine more. Even the florist on Main Street is called "Pizzazz." With a population of 8,798 (June 2006), that's like one pizzeria for... More

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