Shout out to my boyfriend today for this post. The ultimate pizza maniac I have ever, and will ever know.
Lonely Planet came out with an article on the best pizza in the USA. It mostly discusses the debate between New York or Chicago style pizza. As a person who has only had Chicago deep-dish, and has tested it a total of 4 times at different places, I have to say that it would be very tough to beat this ooey-gooey-cheesy goodness.
Here are their top picks:
1. Joe’s in the West Village
2. John’s in the West Village or Midtown
3. Patsy’s uptown.
1. Grimaldi’s, under Brooklyn Bridge
2. Di Fara (1424 Ave J)
3. Franny’s in Prospect Heights
4. Totonno’s by Coney Island
5. Lucali’s in Carroll Gardens
1. Giordano’s in the Near North
California, New Haven, and St. Louis are also mentioned. Which I found came right out of left field!
I was a bit disappointed that they only listed one pizza restaurant in Chicago. Me thinks Lou Malnati’s and Gino’s East should be included as well. (read my review of Lou’s on my Restaurant page!). Can’t complaint too much since Giordano’s is where it’s at!
In Canada, I have a few to add to the list:
1. Queen Margherita Pizza
3. La Vecchia
1. Wooden Heads
Halifax, Nova Scotia
1. King of Donair (KOD)
1. Hell’s Kitchen
Victoria, British Columbia
1. The Joint
I think the most entertaining aspect of this article are the comments at the end. Some people, like I just did here, recommended their own favorite pie places.
But a few actually were offended by this piece of writing. Come on, it’s pizza! Everyone has their own tastes, don’t be a pizza party pooper.