A Weighty Question—Does Windy City Pie Have Seattle’s Best Deep Dish Pizza?

Do I like Chicago deep dish pizza? At one time, the answer would've been an emphatic 'no,' not because I tried it (I hadn't) but any pizza thicker than a half inch and crust not made with "00" flour with its low gluten and crackly edges was not my preference for a great pie. That was... Continue Reading →

Antica Forma: Neapolitan Magic in Vernal (Utah)

What do dinosaurs, pizza and Israel have it common? Trick question. The city of Vernal is close to Dinosaur National Monument, located in the little visited corner of northeastern Utah, the state with the most bang for the National Park Service buck. The monument has 1,500 dinosaur bone fossils on display in situ, making it a... Continue Reading →

Viva Evviva

In a non-descript strip mall, virtually next door to Spud Fish & Chips, is a gem of a pizza restaurant. Evviva Wood Fired Pizza is a bit tricky to find. You won't see a big sign along the rooftop as there are for its neighbors (Spud's dominates), but set your sights lower at storefront level and you'll see... Continue Reading →

Antico Pizza Napoletana: Eating Portafoglio Style (Atlanta, GA)

I'm partial to thin-crust pizza with simple toppings. I should be able to count the ingredients on one hand. A crust crisped on the outside, chewy on the inside. If the pie doesn't sag in the middle, even better. This doesn't mean I won't appreciate another style. Antico Pizza Napoletana serves Neapolitan pizzas in Atlanta. In 2012, Zagat conducted a survey of the best... Continue Reading →

The Burnham at CBD Bar (Christchurch, NZ)

Of the pizzas she's had in Christchurch, my daughter likes best the wood-fired ones served, not at a pizzeria but a brewery out in the borough of Woolston. Known for award-winning beers that they've been crafting since 2010, Cassels & Sons added a gastropub to the brewery. Enter the pizzas. I've eaten there three times on the way back... Continue Reading →

Patxi’s Pizza

Seattle's Ballard neighborhood has a stellar group of pizzerias, several of which opened only recently. Delancy, Veraci, Ballard Pizza, Stoneburner and Pagliacci come to mind. The latest entry is Patxi's Pizza serving a Chicago-style, thick crust pie. It originates from the San Francisco Bay Area, where the chain has nine outlets. There is great effort to use quality ingredients. The... Continue Reading →

Pizza at Ballard Pizza Company (Seattle)

My wife and I have been dog-sitting for our daughter this weekend. Rather than having her dog over to our house, we thought it would be best if we did the sitting where she would be most comfortable, at home, especially since this would be the first time my daughter would be away for a... Continue Reading →

Pizza Magic at Stoneburner

The recently opened Stoneburner has two meanings, our waiter informed us. Not only does it refer to the stone hearth oven in the kitchen but also to the namesake chef, Jason Stoneburner, who is also the executive chef at Bastille, only a block away in Ballard. The waiter added that the menu is Italian-inspired, much... Continue Reading →

Zion Pizza & Noodle Company (Springdale, UT)

This is our second time at Zion Pizza & Noodle Company; the first time was in 2008. Pizzas here are pretty good, the dough thicker than we prefer. Our Combo Pizza of tomato sauce, pepperoni, black olives, onions, mushrooms, Canadian bacon, and two kinds of cheese really hit the spot after a long day. You... Continue Reading →

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