I don't know who PF Taylor is, but if he makes good pizza, he almost certainly doesn't operate here in Miami! If he does, I need to look him up. This city was built by transplanted New Yorkers, but the pizza scene is still terrible. This is the whole reason I learned to make my own.
I looked into the two Miami pizzerias that made the list. Naturally, they're not real street pizzerias. They sell what Bruce Willis referred to as "reindeer goat-cheese pizza." Frilly, lacy stuff for perfumed and pampered bro-wearing metrosexuals with waxed chests and nail gloss. I have never been to either of these places. I'm extremely turned off by the gourmet pizza craze, and I look forward to seeing it end so real pizza chefs can buy up the used equipment.
I guess some would argue that metrosexual pizza is more like the stuff they made back in Italy in the stone age, but I don't care. I'm not from Italy. I grew up in America, eating American pizza made by American-born Italian-Americans. Give me a frumpy pie baked in a Baker's Pride oven, any day. I wonder if the Food Network/Foodie Establishment crew even considered normal pizza when they compiled their initial list. Food TV isn't about good food. It's about novelty, which draws viewers.
I don't like food and beer competitions. The judges' biases kill off a lot of competitors before they walk in the door, and if you have connections, you start the contest on third base. I recall reading about a piano competition Arthur Rubinstein lost; today everyone knows who Rubinstein is, but nobody remembers the mediocre "chosen one" who beat him. The same thing happens in food and beer contests. And of course, the Nobel Peace Prize race.
Here's to food that isn't clever or chic but tastes great!