St. Johnsbury House of Pizza | St. Johnsbury, VT

Sausage and Pepperoni

In northeastern Vermont, the moose crossing signs are a dead giveaway that St. Johnsbury is close to Canada.  Plus, one of the town’s claims to fame is having the largest packer of pure maple syrup in the US.  I doubt they’re known for their pizza, but I still had to try the place proclaiming to be the Northeast Kingdom’s […]

Blue Pan Pizza | Denver, CO

Brooklyn Bridge

Oddly enough, Blue Pan Pizza’s Detroit-style offering represents the second Midwestern regional style that I’ve had around the Mile High City (City Pizza & Pasta’s St. Louis-style pizzas was the first).  Not longing to visit Detroit, I am very happy that my Denver hosts – Gordon and Andrea – did their research and took me […]

Pasta Jay’s | Boulder, CO

Margherita Pizza

Pasta Jay’s is off of the famous Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado.  It is essentially part of the restaurants and shops that make up the outdoor Pearl Street Mall.  However, Pearl Street does open back up to traffic in front of Pasta Jay’s instead of being walking only, so it is likely technically considered to be just outside of it to the West.  Pasta Jay’s also has […]

Graziano’s Pizza | Dunbar, WV


Graziano’s Pizza in Dunbar, West Virginia might not wow you with its location – a small strip mall next to a gas station.  And, you might not be overwhelmed with its atmosphere – an ordering and dining setup like that of a fast food chain.  However, I think you will appreciate their friendly staff and large menu. In an […]

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom | Champaign, IL

Individual Meat Me Pizza

Old Chicago restaurants are scattered around the country, but, not surprisingly, they are most prevalent near Chicago.  The selection on their menu is as vast as their geographic coverage, and they offer appetizers, salads, wings, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and calzones.  Lastly, if it wasn’t obvious by their full name, they also have a large selection […]

Pandora’s Pies | Elon, NC

NY State of Mind Pizza

Situated just beside the nice campus of Elon College, is a good pizza place called Pandora’s Pies.   I imagine their pizza is quite popular with the students.  They also serve ice cream that probably helps them to stay busy during the summer months when there are less students.  I don’t know what more you could want beyond pizza […]

Villa Nova Pizzeria | New Buffalo, MI

Cheese Pizza

Villa Nova Pizzeria of New Buffalo, Michigan is not your standard beach town pizzeria.  In fact, their recipe comes from the daughter of a Sicilian immigrant who brought Sicilian-style pizza to Stickney, Illinois in the 1950s.  I’m not sure how long the New Buffalo location has been in operation, but I hope it stays around awhile […]

Aurelio’s Pizza | Fishers, IN

10" #12 (Sausage and Pepperoni)

Aurelio’s Pizza has an impressive history, and I’m very excited that they have finally made their way to central Indiana by opening a store in Fishers in 2016.  Aurelio’s was started by Joe Aurelio in Homewood, Illinois in 1959, and it remains run by the Aurelio family to this day.  It was actually the first Chicago pizzeria […]

Fire by the Monon | Indianapolis, IN

Carnivore Flatbread

Fire by the Monon is a nice restaurant just a block west of the Monon Trail in Indianapolis’ Broad Ripple Village.  They are known for smoking and firing fresh, local ingredients.  Plus, they strive to offer a good selection of local craft beer.  Fire by the Monon has ample inside and patio dining, and their staff is extremely friendly.    They have several flatbreads on their […]

Slimms Pizza and Salads | Fishers, IN

Sausage, Green Olive, and Garlic Pizza

Slimms Pizza and Salads is a recent addition to the fast custom pizza craze that seems to be sweeping the nation.  Their promise is to cook, cut, and serve your pizza in four minutes.  While this is similar to Blaze Pizza and Pie Five, what makes Slimms unique is that they are family-owned.  In fact, Slimms […]