Margherita Pizza Recipe

Homemade Margherita Pizza

My wife recently made a margherita pizza that was so good, I felt it necessary to share the recipe.  I think the garlic is what made me like it so much, but please let me know what you think if you try the recipe.  The ingredients below are enough to make two of these tasty […]

Best Pizza in Hamilton County

Hamilton County Pizza

I’ve had a lot of pizza in Hamilton County, Indiana, so I thought it would be worth sharing some my favorite pizza places by its major cities: Carmel – Bazbeaux Pizza makes award-winning pizza in downtown Carmel. Fishers – Rockstone Pizzeria & Pub offers great pizza and beer, and they take my #1 spot in Fishers from Nancy’s […]

A Brief History of Pizza Hut


I was recently in Wichita, Kansas, where Pizza Hut was founded, so I thought I should take a moment to share what I learned about perhaps the nation’s most recognizable pizza brand.  Brothers Dan and Frank Carney borrowed $600 to finance their pizza dreams, and the first Pizza Hut opened in Wichita on May 31, […]

Big 29 Challenge | Barlo’s Pizza

Barlo's 29 Inch Pizza

Have you ever thought it would be fun to try to consume a 29″ pizza in under two hours?  If so, I can now speak from experience and let you know that you would be very,very wrong.  Before we get to my poor attempt at Barlo’s Pizza’s “Big 29 Challenge,” let’s look at some of […]

Totino’s Extremo!

Tostino's Extremo_The Finished Product

If you have ever had a Totino’s frozen pizza, you likely found it to be somewhat lacking or totally void of flavor (you certainly can’t complain for the price though). Well, luckily some entrepreneurial spirits have found a solution, and that solution is something they like to call “Totino’s Extremo.” Totino’s Extremo consists of two […]

Chicago Pizzeria Rankings

Chicago Pizzerias

You may have noticed that I visited four of Chicago’s finest pizzerias in the brief span of two days recently. This was certainly a challenge, but I did it all for you, the loyal followers of The Pizza Fan (thanks Mom). I was hoping to come away from this pizzalicious trip with a clear-cut winner […]

Pizza Saves Lives

Just in case you haven’t been able to fully understand the greatness that is pizza yet, perhaps you would be interested to know that it can save lives. Check out out the video below from the Today Show to see how ordering delivery pizza daily from Domino’s saved a Memphis woman’s life: Visit for […]

The Pizza Fan’s Guide to Buffets


Pizza buffets are very near and dear to my heart.  It all started with going to the Pizza Hut buffet with my parents as a child.  Ever since then, I have always treated going to a pizza buffet as a special event.  Due to the seriousness with which I take them, coupled with my previous experience, […]

The Pizza…Chef?


Yesterday, the Tony Sacco’s in Carmel, Indiana was kind enough to allow me and group of coworkers to make our own pizza.  It was a great experience, far beyond making a Boboli at home.  I, of course, am quite proud of my pizza, and you can find pictures of the process below… Flouring the dough… Spreading the […]

I Don’t Like Pizza!


That might seem like an odd title for a post on a website dedicated to pizza.  Well, luckily I would never actually say those four words together, and I would argue that nobody ever should.  Pizza is the world’s most popular food because of its versatility, and therefore, everyone should be able to find a […]