As a New Yorker, I'm unfit to make the call on whether or not we have the best pizza in the world. It's against my basic upbringing to even entertain the notion that our pizza, bagels, pastrami, and hot dogs aren't the best. But if you, as a visitor to our fair city, want to make the call for yourself, you should start by getting the best that the city has to offer.
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Local slice shops aren't found on every street corner in New Orleans, but the city's volume of satisfying by-the-slice joints has dramatically increased in the last few years. We set out to find the best—see them all after the jump!
Ten years ago today, former Serious Eats managing editor Adam Kuban launched his pioneering pizza blog, Slice. Adam's smarts, his overall point of view about pizza, and his unique blend of intelligence, humor, and humanity continue to inspire everyone who works on, or contributes to, Slice to this day.
Walk a few blocks in most big cities and it's easy enough to find a slice joint or full-fledged pizzeria, which keeps most of us plodding along our familiar, blinkered pizza routines without wondering might be waiting a little off the beaten paths.
Millie's Old World, a snazzy new spot on Morristown's main drag, has not one, but two types of ovens. The first, a wood-fired import from Naples, is capable of churning out Neapolitan pizzas in 90 seconds flat; the second, a coal-burning oven, yields a chewier (but equally flavorful) crust. Why not pick just one style of pizza? According to Marlene Carrabba, mother of sibling owners Vince and Brandon, her boys each had a favorite and couldn't choose between the two. So, in true Jersey style, they went with both.
Jioio's Pizza, just east of Pittsburgh in Greensburg, PA, has one of the most unusual crusts you'll encounter: sweet like a pie crust, and pan-baked thin and crispy.