Top 35 pizzerias in the USA

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leethebard
Sirloin
2012/09/29 20:41:38
Well here we go again.....the top 35 chosen by a select panel........many places talked about here are included....what do you think? How about # 1? It looks like a pretty good list. Any thoughts? Wow...looking through the top 35 slide show sure got me hungry. I'd love to tour all 35!!! 
 
http://shine.yahoo.com/ph...best-pizzas-slideshow/
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/29 20:47:40
I only count 20.  Take out NYC (New Haven, DC, and Boston are suburbs of NYC), Chicago, chain pizzerias & Texas (WTF?), and there are only 5.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2012/09/29 21:12:43
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/29 20:54:18
Click on the link above that says top 35 slide show...all 35 are there!
 
Here it is....all 35!
http://www.thedailymeal.c...amp;RM_Exclude=Welcome
 
Lee
post edited by leethebard - 2012/09/29 20:55:55
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/29 21:00:14
The pizza from Co. will not win a pretty pizza contest.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/29 21:17:27
OK, link only has more TX, Chi & NYC pizza.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/29 21:28:23
Bulldinkie list with two on the list from Trenton.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/29 21:35:30
CCinNJ

The pizza from Co. will not win a pretty pizza contest.

It doesn't have to be pretty, just good tasting!!!
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/29 21:39:33
It's like going to a museum and looking at ugly art. Then all the art lovers who want to "get it" say "noooo the char is a symbol of the struggle of life" Then everyone says "oooooh I see it now" But if you saw it anywhere else...it would just be an ugly pizza....that might be sent back most of the time.

I like my pizza...attractive & tasty.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/09/29 21:43:17
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/30 00:07:43
JRPfeff

I only count 20.  Take out NYC (New Haven, DC, and Boston are suburbs of NYC), Chicago, chain pizzerias & Texas (WTF?), and there are only 5.


LOL..point taken......but if you EVER suggest to someone from Boston, DC, or New Haven that they are a suburb of NYC, you will be singing soprano in your suburb of Chicago or Vegas
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/30 10:09:54
FriedClamFanatic - What do you mean? Both locations are in Flyover, USA.
 
I actually had to tell Europeans that I lived near Chicago.  They had no idea where Milwaukee is.

The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/30 11:34:42
Why would Europeans know where Milwaukee is, unless they had relations there? Is Milwaukee one of the 20 largest cities in America? In how many European countries can you name the 20 largest cities - let alone be able to identify where each is on a map?
 
People know where New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are on a map. Anything else is catch as catch can.
 
As for where the greatest pizzerias are in the country, it should surprise no one that the bulk of them are in Chicago, New York and New Haven. You could make a Top 30 list just from those cities alone. Are there other good pizza joints? Sure. But, the 75th best pizza place in NYC is likely to be better than what most other places have to offer. Should they make a list to include other places just for the sake of geographic diversity, or should it actually be the Top 35 pizzerias (or, at least one man's vision of the Top 35)?
 
And, while you may get away with calling New Haven a "suburb" of NYC, your suggestion - even in jest - that Boston and DC are suburbs of New York is just as ludicrous as anyone discounting the entire midwest as being the same place....even though sometimes it seems like it is.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/30 11:57:35
I am totally amazed that they left out iL Cane Rosso in Dallas.
Certified by the Verace Pizza Napoletana, they serve the best pizza in Dallas!
And, most anyplace else between New Haven and Los Angeles.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/30 12:35:48
TTM - In case you haven't figured it out, I was just messing with you bushers on the East Coast.
The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/30 13:41:22
Sorry. I usually expect humor to be funny.
 
It's a bad list. Rip it all you want, but rip it for the right reasons.
The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/30 13:42:49
Just to remain on topic, my first issue is that DiFara's isn't the best pizza in Brooklyn, let alone the United States.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/09/30 14:46:26
Who said anything about humor?
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/01 10:46:16
" /> Bwahaha!! Stop it Jeff, you're killing me! Bwahaha!
post edited by MilwFoodlovers - 2012/10/01 10:47:40
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/01 10:57:44
The Travelin Man
Why would Europeans know where Milwaukee is, unless they had relations there?  
I hear Laverne & Shirley reruns are very popular in the Balkans!

ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/01 11:12:20
Up until the mid-1960s Milwaukee was one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country; I wouldn't be surprised if some older Europeans are aware of it even though subsequent generations might not be.
hatteras04
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/01 13:13:35
Twinwillow

I am totally amazed that they left out iL Cane Rosso in Dallas.
Certified by the Verace Pizza Napoletana, they serve the best pizza in Dallas!
And, most anyplace else between New Haven and Los Angeles.


I've only had pizza in Dallas once and it was at Campania.  My wife and I thought it was very good and it turned out to be our favorite meal in Dallas.  How does it compare to iL Cane Rosso?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/01 13:22:24
JRPfeff

I only count 20.  Take out NYC (New Haven, DC, and Boston are suburbs of NYC), Chicago, chain pizzerias & Texas (WTF?), and there are only 5.

I'm from New Haven and it is not a suburb of New York City. I suppose you consider Milwaukee to be a suburb of Seattle.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/01 13:55:34
Michael Hoffman

JRPfeff

I only count 20.  Take out NYC (New Haven, DC, and Boston are suburbs of NYC), Chicago, chain pizzerias & Texas (WTF?), and there are only 5.

I'm from New Haven and it is not a suburb of New York City. I suppose you consider Milwaukee to be a suburb of Seattle.


There are no rural spots  or 65mph speed limits between NYC and New Haven so yes it's a suburb (it may not have been 40 or 50 years ago but it it is now)
I'm still laughing at the person  on the forum (I don't remember who it was) that said that Charlottesville VA is a suburb of Washington DC
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/01 14:24:44
wanderingjew

Michael Hoffman

JRPfeff

I only count 20.  Take out NYC (New Haven, DC, and Boston are suburbs of NYC), Chicago, chain pizzerias & Texas (WTF?), and there are only 5.

I'm from New Haven and it is not a suburb of New York City. I suppose you consider Milwaukee to be a suburb of Seattle.


There are no rural spots  or 65mph speed limits between NYC and New Haven so yes it's a suburb (it may not have been 40 or 50 years ago but it it is now)
I'm still laughing at the person  on the forum (I don't remember who it was) that said that Charlottesville VA is a suburb of Washington DC

There are no rural spots or (under) 65 mph speed limits between New Haven and New York City? You might want to run that by the folks with crop farms, livestock farms, woodlots and hunting lands along the way. Maybe chat with those who are always stuck in traffic along the Post Road between New Haven and NYC.
 
That aside, in order for a place to be a suburb of a city you first have to make sure the residents of that place identify with that city. In the case of New Haven, it's not even an exurb -- today or 40 or 50 years ago.
post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2012/10/01 14:26:01
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/01 17:00:48
Michael Hoffman

wanderingjew

Michael Hoffman

JRPfeff

I only count 20.  Take out NYC (New Haven, DC, and Boston are suburbs of NYC), Chicago, chain pizzerias & Texas (WTF?), and there are only 5.

I'm from New Haven and it is not a suburb of New York City. I suppose you consider Milwaukee to be a suburb of Seattle.


There are no rural spots  or 65mph speed limits between NYC and New Haven so yes it's a suburb (it may not have been 40 or 50 years ago but it it is now)
I'm still laughing at the person  on the forum (I don't remember who it was) that said that Charlottesville VA is a suburb of Washington DC

There are no rural spots or (under) 65 mph speed limits between New Haven and New York City? You might want to run that by the folks with crop farms, livestock farms, woodlots and hunting lands along the way. Maybe chat with those who are always stuck in traffic along the Post Road between New Haven and NYC.

That aside, in order for a place to be a suburb of a city you first have to make sure the residents of that place identify with that city. In the case of New Haven, it's not even an exurb -- today or 40 or 50 years ago.

 
If that were true then commuter rail via metro north from New Haven to NYC wouldn't exist" />
 
Besides, Rand Mc Nally has had New Haven as a  suburb for decades, and whatever Rand Mc Nally says, goes...
 
 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/01 17:47:34
wanderingjew

Michael Hoffman

wanderingjew

Michael Hoffman

JRPfeff

I only count 20.  Take out NYC (New Haven, DC, and Boston are suburbs of NYC), Chicago, chain pizzerias & Texas (WTF?), and there are only 5.

I'm from New Haven and it is not a suburb of New York City. I suppose you consider Milwaukee to be a suburb of Seattle.


There are no rural spots  or 65mph speed limits between NYC and New Haven so yes it's a suburb (it may not have been 40 or 50 years ago but it it is now)
I'm still laughing at the person  on the forum (I don't remember who it was) that said that Charlottesville VA is a suburb of Washington DC

There are no rural spots or (under) 65 mph speed limits between New Haven and New York City? You might want to run that by the folks with crop farms, livestock farms, woodlots and hunting lands along the way. Maybe chat with those who are always stuck in traffic along the Post Road between New Haven and NYC.

That aside, in order for a place to be a suburb of a city you first have to make sure the residents of that place identify with that city. In the case of New Haven, it's not even an exurb -- today or 40 or 50 years ago.


If that were true then commuter rail via metro north from New Haven to NYC wouldn't exist" />

Besides, Rand Mc Nally has had New Haven as a  suburb for decades, and whatever Rand Mc Nally says, goes...



And I used to take the 9 o'clock Bankers Special of the New Haven Railroad into Grand Central Station. But I didn't hit the New York suburbs till Pelham.
 
Rand McNally? Didn't he used to play left wing for the Boston Bruins?

Glenn1234
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/01 20:16:16
 
New Haven a suburb of NYC?   That's news to me.   According to mapquest, from center to center, they are 82.38 miles apart and it's a 1 hour and 50 minute drive (110 minutes).   Also, according to the U.S. Census, they are in separate Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).  
I don't think think havng a commuter train qualifies a place as a suburb, either.   If it did, then the Accela express commuter train would make Washignton, DC another suburb of NYC.     Not buying it 
 
For the stats afficianados out there, here's a list of the nations Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in rank order.  No surprise that the New York-Northern NJ-Long Island MSA is 1st on the list.  The New Haven-Milford, CT  MSA is 60th. 
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas
 
 
Glenn
 
 
post edited by Glenn1234 - 2012/10/01 20:17:41
mjambro
Cheeseburger
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/01 22:47:21
I realize there is no pizza west of NY, but does anyone really live between NY/CA?
The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/01 23:43:22
Glenn1234
New Haven a suburb of NYC?   That's news to me.   According to mapquest, from center to center, they are 82.38 miles apart and it's a 1 hour and 50 minute drive (110 minutes).  

Wow. I guess that would make Milwaukee a suburb of Chicago.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/02 08:10:39
mjambro

I realize there is no pizza west of NY, but does anyone really live between NY/CA?


wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/02 08:33:40
Glenn1234

 
New Haven a suburb of NYC?   That's news to me.   According to mapquest, from center to center, they are 82.38 miles apart and it's a 1 hour and 50 minute drive (110 minutes).   Also, according to the U.S. Census, they are in separate Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).  
I don't think think havng a commuter train qualifies a place as a suburb, either.   If it did, then the Accela express commuter train would make Washignton, DC another suburb of NYC.     Not buying it 

For the stats afficianados out there, here's a list of the nations Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in rank order.  No surprise that the New York-Northern NJ-Long Island MSA is 1st on the list.  The New Haven-Milford, CT  MSA is 60th. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas


Glenn



 
With a metro popluation of 20 million  its logical that the larger the population the further the suburbs would extend. Interestingly enough the MSA of Providence (which is tiny) includes both Fall River and New Bedford (which is 30 miles away) even to someone with the most wildest imagination, neither are suburbs of Providence-the suburbs only extend east into Seekonk and myself, living in Providence, I don't know of anyone who considers Fall River or New Bedford part of the metropolitan area.. There are actually turkey farms and barn silos in between Seekonk and Fall River.
 
Comparing Amtrak, a national train system with regional transit is like comparing apples and oranges, although if you look at most current maps, everything from Fredericksburg VA to Concord NH is just one contiguous megopolis


ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/02 10:20:17
The Travelin Man

Glenn1234
New Haven a suburb of NYC?   That's news to me.   According to mapquest, from center to center, they are 82.38 miles apart and it's a 1 hour and 50 minute drive (110 minutes).  

Wow. I guess that would make Milwaukee a suburb of Chicago.

Close.  It's the other way around.
Pigiron
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/02 10:30:27
CCinNJ

The pizza from Co. will not win a pretty pizza contest.

 
Have you tried Co.?  If not, you should make it a point to do so.  It's RIDICULOUSLY expensive, which is why I only go about twice a year, but it is absolutely sublime.  Seriously, you're in Bayonne- you could be there in 25 minutes.  Go now.  You will not regret it.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/02 16:20:48
Boy, can we get off track here!!!!!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/02 17:36:12
Which track? The old New York, New Haven & Hartford or AMTRAK?
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/02 18:10:33
Michael Hoffman

Which track? The old New York, New Haven & Hartford or AMTRAK?

er, yeah, that one!
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/02 19:56:48
I'd take the PATH train to Co. I will try a pizza. Not that hot mess pizza that's shown. I would get struck by lightening by doing that...and all sorts of graves would be rolling...with a Popeye pizza. Eh.
Pigiron
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/03 09:48:16
Actually, CC, the Popeye Pizza is the best thing on the menu (really, not kidding).  The spinach goes raw into the 1200 degree (or whatever) oven and roasts up and gets crispy....in combo with that dough and the Gruyere and the garlic....WOW.  I've tried just about everything on their small menu, but I always come back to the Popeye.  
 
 
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/03 10:46:08
hatteras04

Twinwillow

I am totally amazed that they left out iL Cane Rosso in Dallas.
Certified by the Verace Pizza Napoletana, they serve the best pizza in Dallas!
And, most anyplace else between New Haven and Los Angeles.


I've only had pizza in Dallas once and it was at Campania.  My wife and I thought it was very good and it turned out to be our favorite meal in Dallas.  How does it compare to iL Cane Rosso?

 
Campania is in my neighborhood and I also enjoyed it very much until Jay Jerrier, who was one of the original partners of Campania left to open Cane Rosso and ever since, Cane Rosso has been The place for pizza in Dallas. Jay brought over all the components from Naples needed to make an authentic 900 degree wood burning pizza oven. He also brought over a Naples pizziaola as well to make pizza in the true Napoletan style using the famous Caputo Tipo 00 flour and canned DOP San Marzano tomatoes.
Cane Rosso was recently featured by Guy Fieri on DDD and it's been packed every lunch and dinner since the show aired. Not that they weren't busy before the show aired!
http://ilcanerosso.com
post edited by Twinwillow - 2012/10/03 10:59:43
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/04 20:32:02
I kind of agree with it too!
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/05 00:14:05
At least this on was not mentioned...


Mushroom & Jalapeno Pie 18
béchamel, pecorino, gruyère, garlic confit, seasonal mushrooms, shaved jalapeno and fresh dill
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/05 12:11:47
WOW!!!
mjambro
Cheeseburger
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/05 14:38:56
JRPfeff

I only count 20.  Take out NYC (New Haven, DC, and Boston are suburbs of NYC), Chicago, chain pizzerias & Texas (WTF?), and there are only 5.

 
I'm surprised all 35 were not just in Connecticut.
samy5
Junior Burger
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2012/10/16 02:03:05
NY has top 3 places; can't complain about that.
ken8038
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/02/13 18:29:59
Eight of the 35 are within a 1/2 hour drive from me (assuming I would ever drive into Manhattan, and assuming traffic is light on the way to Trenton).
 
That's why I live where I live.
 
BTW, it's a chain, but Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza (on the list) is excellent, at least the one I've been to, in Edison NJ.
myterry2
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 04:13:34
Agree with ericparker...Chicago pizza is the best..everybody else follows...especially NYC.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 04:49:35
ericparkr

Chicago-style pizza beats New York pizza any day. The crust has more flavour, and people would drive 50 miles to eat it. Most New York–style pizza tastes like cardboard

Chicago style pizza is OK...to me it's more like a casserole...when it's good...when it's bad...mush....In a well made New York style...the flavors blend and it's heaven......Oh and if you're eating cardboard...you went to the wrong place!!!! Again its all opinion.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 09:24:46
I love pizza.
 
And, I cannot resist "top 10" lists.
 
To me, the primary difference in all of these pies (excepting "Chicago-style", which is a casserole, not pizza) is the oven used:  brick + fire (coal, wood, gas) vs. the venerable electric Blodgett.
 
The "fancy" places use brick. 
 
The "down & dirty" NYC joints use Blodgett.
 
If I'm "dining", give me brick.
 
If I "want a slice", NYC RULES!!!
 
 
mousec
Cheeseburger
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 09:49:07
I disagree about Chicago style beating NY style. I'm a Chicagoan who was in NYC this past weekend. I had pizza from Crosby Stop in the Bronx and it was excellent. Far from cardboard...I have to say after eating thick, heavy slices overloaded with toppings my entire it was great to be able to eat a couple of slices of NY pizza and not feel as if I had to take a nap.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 10:04:18
ericparkr

Chicago-style pizza beats New York pizza any day. The crust has more flavour, and people would drive 50 miles to eat it. Most New York–style pizza tastes like cardboard


I wouldn't drive three blocks for Chicago-style stuff, but I've driven over 600 miles for a plain pie at Frank Pepe's.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 10:53:28
I knows some farmers in Minnesota that would rather argue the merits of Pizza Hut vs Dominoes.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 11:02:49
The best pizza is...
 
filtered water, yeast, Caputo 00 flour and salt for crust.
San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and garlic.
de Bufala mozzarella cheese.
and wood fired at around 800F at less than 3 minutes by someone who knows how.
 
As Gusteau said in the movie, Ratatoulli, "anyone can cook" and I say anyone can make a quality pizza with those basic ingredients and methods and probably could not go wrong. If any restaurant is using anything of quality less then you are not getting the best pizza.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 11:19:46
In Austin, Homeslice Pizza now has some serious competition in the form of the recently opened 360 Pizza on No. Capital of Texas Hwy. (Tx.360).
 
Great, authentic NY style pizza in the heart of Austin. Sure to be on the next "Best Pizza" list.
 
http://www.eataustineat.com/#video=360pizza
kland01s
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 11:29:21
Michael Hoffman

ericparkr

Chicago-style pizza beats New York pizza any day. The crust has more flavour, and people would drive 50 miles to eat it. Most New York–style pizza tastes like cardboard


I wouldn't drive three blocks for Chicago-style stuff, but I've driven over 600 miles for a plain pie at Frank Pepe's.

 
People get so hung up on "Chicago style".... that's not the only pizza in Chicago! I've lived here all my life and didn't have Chicago style until my mid 20"s ('m 66) and it was a novelty then. I grew up on cracker thin crust square cut with fairly simple ingredients and that's still how I like it. In my town we have 6 independent pizza places and we just pushed out the last chain. 
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 14:06:50
Davydd

The best pizza is...

filtered water, yeast, Caputo 00 flour and salt for crust.
San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and garlic.
de Bufala mozzarella cheese.
and wood fired at around 800F at less than 3 minutes by someone who knows how.

As Gusteau said in the movie, Ratatoulli, "anyone can cook" and I say anyone can make a quality pizza with those basic ingredients and methods and probably could not go wrong. If any restaurant is using anything of quality less then you are not getting the best pizza.

This is the secret formula...and thanks to all who agreed with me abput Chicago-style pizza....good...but NOT the gift of the pizza gods!!!
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 14:18:03
leethebard

Davydd

The best pizza is...

filtered water, yeast, Caputo 00 flour and salt for crust.
San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and garlic.
de Bufala mozzarella cheese.
and wood fired at around 800F at less than 3 minutes by someone who knows how.

As Gusteau said in the movie, Ratatoulli, "anyone can cook" and I say anyone can make a quality pizza with those basic ingredients and methods and probably could not go wrong. If any restaurant is using anything of quality less then you are not getting the best pizza.

This is the secret formula...and thanks to all who agreed with me abput Chicago-style pizza....good...but NOT the gift of the pizza gods!!!

The ingredients Davydd described are the magical ingredients for a great Neapolitan style pie.
 
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 16:35:54
Twinwillow

leethebard

Davydd

The best pizza is...

filtered water, yeast, Caputo 00 flour and salt for crust.
San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and garlic.
de Bufala mozzarella cheese.
and wood fired at around 800F at less than 3 minutes by someone who knows how.

As Gusteau said in the movie, Ratatoulli, "anyone can cook" and I say anyone can make a quality pizza with those basic ingredients and methods and probably could not go wrong. If any restaurant is using anything of quality less then you are not getting the best pizza.

This is the secret formula...and thanks to all who agreed with me abput Chicago-style pizza....good...but NOT the gift of the pizza gods!!!

The ingredients Davydd described are the magical ingredients for a great Neapolitan style pie.



... which requires the extreme heat of a brick oven. 
 
When we moved here in '05 Dallas was a pizza desert.  Since, many wonderful places have opened, all with brick ovens producing pizza a Napoli:  Fireside, Coal Vines, Cane Rosso, Olivella's, branches of Grimaldi's, etc. 
 
Blodgett-oven pizza is a different animal.  A few weeks ago I enjoyed two wonderful slices at Mario's in Arlington, VA.  (For those who know the joint, Lefty still works there - at 76!).
 
As for Chicago -- even though it is baked at a lower temp in a Blodgett -- what you call pizza is a completely different animal, well deserving as a category of its own!  Just please stop calling it "pizza"; it's a pizza casserole.  And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!
 
Think first of a porterhouse at Peter Luger's, then brisket at Franklin's; even though both involve beef and both are truly a wonder, who would deny that they are vastly different dishes?
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Top 35 pizzerias in the USA 2013/06/12 16:47:42
Twinwillow

leethebard

Davydd

The best pizza is...

filtered water, yeast, Caputo 00 flour and salt for crust.
San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and garlic.
de Bufala mozzarella cheese.
and wood fired at around 800F at less than 3 minutes by someone who knows how.

As Gusteau said in the movie, Ratatoulli, "anyone can cook" and I say anyone can make a quality pizza with those basic ingredients and methods and probably could not go wrong. If any restaurant is using anything of quality less then you are not getting the best pizza.

This is the secret formula...and thanks to all who agreed with me abput Chicago-style pizza....good...but NOT the gift of the pizza gods!!!

The ingredients Davydd described are the magical ingredients for a great Neapolitan style pie.


Is there any other kind?
 
Actually those ingredients would be a good base for any style pizza. I make my own pizzas of many styles always from scratch. I don't always follow those ingredients to the letter, but if I did so, any pizza would be better for it. But since the pizza as we know it came from Naples, I give the highest credence for those that can make it right.
 
Here is an interesting pizza thread I've found fascinating to follow on Pizzamaking.com.  A Philosophy of Pizza Napolitanismo!
 
Yes, I've been to Naples, Italy.
post edited by Davydd - 2013/06/12 16:50:13