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Pizza City Guides: Tom Douglas's Seattle

Slice: Seattle Niki Achitoff-Gray 8 comments

To say that we trust Tom Douglas when it comes to Seattle's restaurant scene would be an understatement. We've asked him to recommend everything from his favorite eateries to Seattle's best burgers. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the chef just happened to be crowned the nation's Best Restaurateur at last year's James Beard awards. With 12 restaurants under his belt, including two pretty serious pie shops—not to mention a catering business, a line of specialty foods, and a professional bakery—we figured it was high time to get his take on Seattle's expanding pizza scene. More

Washington, D.C.: Innovative, Neapolitan-Inspired Pies at Mike Isabella's Graffiato

Slice: Washington DC Elizabeth Laseter 5 comments

On paper, Mike Isabella cuts an impressive figure. He's moved around the country, working with the likes of Marcus Samuelsson, Jose Garces, and José Andrés, and made appearances on Top Chef and Top Chef Masters. But pizza is a notoriously tricky endeavor, even for the most accomplished of chefs. More

Seattle: Cornuto Pizzeria

Slice: Seattle Jim Bonomo 11 comments

Cornuto Pizzeria is the most recent pie-centric addition to Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood: a second-cousin of local microchains Via Tribunali and Caffe Vita. With the high heat of the boutique oven, and the respect given to the ingredients, it's a no-brainer that the pies at Cornuto would be great. More

Daily Slice: Pritty Boys Family Pizzeria, Seattle

Daily Slice Adam Lindsley 10 comments

Despite enduring one of the worst dining experiences in recent memory, it's easy for me to recommend Pritty Boys Family Pizzeria. Embrace a quadruple-threat of meats with The Craver, a sausage/pepperoni/Candian bacon/beef bacon wonder that'll leave you smiling, even while the restaurant becomes overrun with hyperactive preschoolers. More

Seattle: Meatballs Make Everything Better at Filiberto's Cucina Italiana

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Sometimes you wish you could like the food you've been served more than you actually do. This unfortunately was the case for me at a longtime Seattle institute, Filiberto's Cucina Italiana, at least until a little do-it-yourself action with a side dish saved the day. More

Daily Slice: Novelty Hill/Januik Winery, Woodinville, Washington

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It's not often I'm given the opportunity to eat pizza at a winery, but after trying the short rib and ramp-topped pie at Novelty Hill/Januik in Woodinville, I'm definitely inspired to peruse other wineries' menus. More

Daily Slice: Sicilian at Big Mario's, Seattle

Daily Slice Adam Lindsley 7 comments

Who can resist a hefty Sicilian slice topped with salami, pepperoni, and sausage? It's nothing fancy, just salty, oily meats resting on a thin layer of herbaceous tomato sauce and mozzarella. The meats do everything they're supposed to do: the pepperoni brings the mild spiciness, the salami brings the sodium and grease, and the hunks of sausage bring the characteristic porkiness (sans fennel, unfortunately). Standard stuff, but a perfect cap to a night of drinking (which is what this neighborhood is really for.) More

Zayda Buddy's Brings the Midwest to Seattle

Slice: Seattle Adam Lindsley 4 comments

Like the Midwest pies it's emulating, the crust is thin, tender, and flaky. I usually pass on pizza taken to such excess, but The Ballard Bridge pie won me over from the first bite. It's loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, and ground beef tucked under a gooey layer of mozzarella, then topped with black olives and white onions. More

Top This: Flying Squirrel's Roasted Potato Pizza with Chive Oil and Blue Cheese (aka The #6)

Slice: Seattle Adam Lindsley 3 comments

Potatoes on pizza: way or no way? At Flying Squirrel Pizza Co. in Seattle, owner Bill Coury spits in the face of carb-counters (figuratively, of course) with his popular #6, a New York–style pie topped with chive oil, Maytag blue cheese, spinach, garlic, mozzarella, and lemon-herb roasted potatoes. Here's how to make this delicious pizza at home. More

Modern Apizza's New Spin-off at Seattle's Safeco Field

Slice: Seattle Adam Lindsley 15 comments

The news cycled quickly through the Slice ranks: Bill Pustari, owner of venerated New Haven pizzeria Modern Apizza, just opened a concession stand at Seattle's Safeco Field. For a Seattleite like myself, 3,000 miles from Connecticut, the only natural reaction to such an announcement is to emit the high-pitched squeal usually reserved for prepubescent girls upon acquisition of backstage passes at a Justin Bieber concert. More

Seattle: Wake Up and Set Your Mouth Ablaze at Mioposto Caffe e Pizzeria

Slice: Seattle Adam Lindsley 8 comments

Hear the word pizza and breakfast is rarely the first meal that comes to mind. The combination of tomato sauce, salty cheese, and cured meats just seems to lend itself to a lunch- or dinnertime item, but slap an egg on it, and suddenly it's completely acceptable breakfast material. Since Mioposto Caffe e Pizzeria seems to focus just as heavily on its coffee as its Italian eats, it was smart decision for them to offer something the locals could devour while sipping their lattes on rainy Seattle mornings, and their spicy breakfast pizza fits the bill admirably. More

Slice's Pacific Northwest Pizza Map

Slice: Portland Adam Kuban 16 comments


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Top This: Clam Pizza à la Seattle's Delancey

Slice: Seattle Adam Lindsley 10 comments

The best thing about Delancey's fresh clam pizza is an incredible sauce made from the reduced clam-steaming liquid and a little crème fraiche. Slivers of preserved lemons don't hurt either. Here's how to make Brandon Pettit's incredible pizza at home. More

Seattle: Pulcinella Plays by the Neapolitan Rules

Slice: Seattle Adam Lindsley 8 comments

Pulcinella is Seattle's fourth VPN-certified pizzeria. And like its three competitors, the pizza served here is almost entirely by-the-book Neapolitan. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as long as that's what you're looking for. More

Seattle: The Seeds of Addiction Are Sown at The Independent Pizzeria

Slice: Seattle Adam Lindsley 22 comments

Some may have found it hyperbolic when I deemed Delancey the best pizzeria in Seattle. What then do they say of the Seattle Weekly's claim that the very recent newcomer to the Emerald City pizza scene, The Independent, "easily makes...the best pizza in town"? I knew I couldn't be the only one to find that statement provocative, especially since the Weekly has never bestowed its "Best Pizza" award upon the transcendent pies at Delancey, so tasting Independent's wares quickly became my #1 priority. More

Delancey: The Pinnacle of Seattle Pizza

Slice: Seattle Adam Lindsley 37 comments

In many cities, perhaps even most cities outside New York or Naples, you will come across a pizzeria that is clearly head-and-shoulders above the rest of the town's competition. This is very much true in Seattle, Washington, where owner/pizzaiolo Brandon Pettit's Delancey serves not only the best pizza in the city, but the best I've eaten in the entire state. By a mile. More

Phoenecia: The Mightiest Crust in Seattle

Slice: Seattle Adam Lindsley 17 comments

When I heard that a joint in West Seattle serves pizza with a cornicione that could give Mozza's a run for its money, I double-timed it to Phoenecia to find out if it tasted as good as it looked. As it turns out, it did. More

Daily Slice: The Hercules at Pegasus, Seattle

Daily Slice Adam Lindsley 12 comments

On the tourist-choked strip of waterfront real estate known as Alki Beach in West Seattle, Pegasus Pizza caters to the drunken masses who just want something to soak up all the Bud Light. There's no better pie on the menu to absorb that alcohol than The Hercules, a pizza whose sheer heft is truly worthy of its namesake. More

Veraci in Seattle: Skip the Restaurant, Hit the Carts

Slice: Seattle Adam Lindsley 10 comments

What started in 2004 as a small mobile oven nicknamed "Terracottababy" and rapidly expanded to include a brick-and-mortar restaurant and an empire of farmer's market carts, Veraci is a success story Seattleites love to call their own. Sadly, there is a definite discrepancy between the feverish hype surrounding Veraci and the actual product they're serving. More

Daily Slice: Greek-Style Pizza at Acropolis, Kirkland, Washington

Daily Slice Adam Lindsley 2 comments

Acropolis has the distinction of being one of the few places in the Seattle area serving Greek-style pizza, though it should be noted that this is pizza best consumed in tandem with copious amounts of alcohol. More

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