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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 11:34:43 AM »
congrats to roberto for getting NY!   

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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 12:58:16 PM »
Thanks for posting that link to the article Peter.

They picked a chain pizza for KY.The Pollotate pizza from Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse in Louisville.

I never heard of these guys and honestly,anything from a chain around here is usually BLAH to me.I will give them a try one of these days.Gotta try everything at least once or twice if in doubt!
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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 08:19:42 PM »
They didn't pick the best here in Minnesota.

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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 11:07:36 AM »
The local paper picked up on this and the result was some interesting reader comments. The magazine picked Pepe's white clam. Pepe's is in New Haven CT as well as other locations. One comment on that note:

Maybe it's the best, maybe it's not. But I have always believed that good pizza doesn't come from a chain, it comes from a pizza maker with talent. There is usually only one per business. When you spread it around, you thin it out.

And another on the clam:

CT is lucky to have so many great choices, but to pick a white clam pizza, which may be to-die for to some, but isn't a typical CT pizza or representative of what CT usually eats, doesn't make sense.

I thought those were pretty interesting. Of course many comments were about personal favorites in CT.


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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 11:08:01 AM »
I must confess I am surprised about their choice for Arizona. 
Let them eat pizza.

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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 04:47:01 PM »
I must confess I am surprised about their choice for Arizona. 

Grimaldi's or pizzeria Blanco?


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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 11:55:35 PM »
I just went through their picks. I have to say that I was pretty impressed their picks. I get the feeling that a lot of food writers rely heavily on the opinions of other food writers, but this article had a lot of unique choices. This isn't to say they completely abandoned the classics, but outside of places like NY, CT, IL, and CA they were pretty unique.

Alaskan Salmon pizza, Boston Lobster pizza, and Washington Cherry pizza (not a dessert pizza) were fairly unique, and the pictures looked really good. Definitely click through the article to the pictures. Some nice looking pizzas.

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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 12:19:40 PM »
My state(Oregon) got a deepdish cornmeal pizza lol! Although I have heard about the place quite a bit recently, time to go eat a slice!

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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 03:07:42 PM »
I've been to Frank Pepe's (the original; didn't know there were any others), and I thought the clam pie sucked. I got it specifically because I had heard the hype about it, but it was not very good. The pepperoni pizza, however, was awsome. It was one of the best pizzas I've ever had.

But this is coming from Food Network, so I didn't really expect much (or any) insight.


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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2012, 09:26:29 AM »
For Maryland they chose The Flag pizza from Joe Squared in Baltimore

I saw them on Diners Drive Ins and Dives. Went to try the pizza, very little flavor, very weak crust (limp biscuit). Our local coal fire is far better.

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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2012, 09:33:34 PM »
Looking over the list it seems like all the "Best" come from major or large cities from the various states (although I cannot really say which cities are "major" in some of the states I have never been to).

Case in point ... Florida, best pizza from Miami. Why not Ocala, Gainesville, Lake City, Tallahassee, Daytona?

Miami does not have a lock on food in the state. There are some very good "local" places in many parts of the state - not just in Miami.

Recently a friend of mine went to North Carolina with a group of friends. They were out int "the middle of nowhere" and found a mom & pop place that made pizza. Each pie was hand made on fresh dough with some home grown ingredients. Most of them all agreed that it was the best pizza any of them ever tasted.

So ...... the question is, did Food Network "scour the states" or did they just hit a few cities and declare a best pizza?
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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2012, 12:11:44 AM »
I must confess I am surprised about their choice for Arizona. 

Me too. It seems like sacrilege!

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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 12:00:06 PM »
Me too. It seems like sacrilege!

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Parlor Pizzeria?  If it's the one I'm thinking of, then it's one I went to a couple of years ago.  The pizza was good, but not good enough to bring me back a second time, and certainly not good enough to be on a "Best of" list.... not unless they've improved drastically in the last two years.

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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 12:20:17 PM »
I'll have to try "When in Rome" in Bigfork, MT this summer. It's about a 3 hour drive from where I live and will be interesting to see one of the lesser known places on the list.

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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2012, 02:14:15 PM »
Not a very credible list.

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Re: Food Network Magazine Reveals Best Pizza in Every State
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2012, 03:45:30 PM »
PENNSYLVANIA The Parma pizza from Osteria in Philadelphia

They nailed it here in Pa.
Haven't had that exact pie, but Osteria is # 1 in Philly.

I'm (modestly) hanging in at # 2