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Farotto's, St. Louis: Thin, Sweet, and Provel'd

Kevin Hayes 12 comments

Since Imo's, the most popular chain of pizzerias in the St. Louis, has been covered not once, but twice by Slice contributors, I decided to branch out on a recent visit to St. Louis and check out another local institution, Farotto's. More

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

Daniel Zemans 35 comments

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

Adam Kuban 14 comments

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

St. Louis's Pi to Make Pizza at White House at Obama's Request

Adam Kuban 1 comment

Remember all that hullaballo about Obama's favorite pizzeria being Italian Fiesta Pizzeria? And then our man in Chicago, Daniel Zemans, came through with the news that, maybe, just maybe, Barack Obama's favorite pizzeria might be Pi in St. Louis? Looks like he was right. The president has asked Pi to come to the White House and make pizza for a pizza party. "From what it sounds like, [the White House kitchen] the top of the line," [Pi partner Ryan] Mangialardo said. "They should have everything I need there to make the pizza happen." I wonder if there's actually a pizza... More

The Good Pie, Bringing Neapolitan-Style Pizza to St. Louis

Adam Kuban 7 comments

St. Louis Eats and Drinks St. Louis food writers Joe and Ann Pollack (regulars here on the site may know Ann as "Lemons") visit a recently opened Neapolitan-style pizzeria in the Gateway City. It's called The Good Pie, and here's what they have to say about it: The pizzas themselves are 12 inches in diameter, available in some simple options, again in the style of Naples. We tried two, the house signature called "The Good Pie", and a puttanesca. The crust is remarkable. Quite thin, but not crispy, it has a little chew to it, but it’s cooked so... More

Do You Know These Regional Pizza Styles?

Adam Kuban 209 comments

Last week on Serious Eats, community member HeartofGlass asked: "How many different kinds of regional varations of pizza exist?" I figured I'd compile a list of all the styles I've eaten or heard or read about. From the various New York and Chicago styles to others you may have never even heard about, you're sure to find a style you dig here. More

Imo's Pizza in St. Louis

lemons 36 comments

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

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