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Ed's Cosmic Pizza Blab: Sauce

What about sauce, the oft-forgotten or rarely mentioned pizza element? Sauce is most often mentioned as an unabashed negative. Canned pizza sauce is of course a no-no. But what is the yes-yes of pizza sauces? What makes good pizza sauce good? Is there only one truly righteous pizza sauce? What do the pizza gods say about sauce? More

San Francisco: Bruce Hill Reprises Excellent Pies at Zero Zero

Bruce Hill of Pizzeria Picco features Neapolitan-style pies at his latest joint, Zero Zero. The pizzas are cooked in a Valoriani oven stoked with almond wood, and I'm sure I don't need to tell you what type of flour Hill is using to make his dough. Zero Zero may be the most exciting of the recent expansions of SF pizzeria empires because it brings some really good pizza even closer to hand. More

Top This: Potato and Roasted-Garlic Pizza (à la Pizzeria Picco)

What would you get if you took all the things you loved about a great french fry and put it on a pizza? Pizzeria Picco's "Marin," a white pizza topped with young potato, roasted garlic, mozzarella, and grated Grana Padano. It's as if Pizzeria Picco executive chef Bruce Hill was at the ballpark one day with a plate of garlic fries, tripped and fell, with the fortuitous landing spot being a slice of pizza. (True story? Not so much. But nonetheless, the concept is genius.) More

Bruce Hill's Zero Zero Set to Open Wednesday, July 28 (as in Tommorow, People)

Bruce Hill at Zero Zero. [Photograph: SFoodie] From an item on SF Weekly's SFoodie blog: I'll probably do about 10 different varieties. Basically they fall into white and red pizzas. Some veggie. The seafood choices are pretty limited. Typically, seafood pizza is clam right now. We've done shrimp in the past. There's so many things you can put on pizza, so we really try to be disciplined. I think the most intelligent pizza chef is the most restrained. And we really try to have not too many things on a pizza, and hold back on the chicken and ranch... More

Bruce Hill to Open Pizzeria in San Francisco, Will Be Called 'Zero Zero'

Bruce Hill, crafter of pizza awesomeness at Pizzeria Picco. [Photograph: Bix] Bay Area foodos probably already know the name Bruce Hill. As do regular readers of Slice. He's the executive chef and partner at Bix in San Francisco, Picco in Larkspur, and, most important to Slice'rs, Pizzeria Picco (also in Larkspur, right next door to Picco, in fact). Well, folks, Mr. Hill will be opening a new pizzeria in San Francisco proper. To be called Zero Zero, it "will feature chef Hill's famous wood-fired pizzas, artisan pastas, grilled meats and seafood, house-made salumi, antipasti, and seasonal organic salads." You... More

Pizzeria Picco: Wallowing in a Bay of Pizza

Pizzeria Picco's Margherita pie. [Photographs: L.A. Pizza Maven] If you've been reading Slice, you'll know that the in the last few years the San Francisco Bay Area has been awash with lip-smacking, finger-sucking, delirium-inducing pizza. When I think about the years I spent in San Francisco wandering from neighborhood to neighborhood--from the Haight to Soma, from the Marina to the deep Richmond, from Chinatown to the Mission--in search of a decent pie, I can hardly believe the city's culinary transformation. Once, the best pizza that could be found was limited, in my experience, to Tomasso's in North Beach. I... More

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