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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mabe’s Pizza | Decorah, IA

Small Regular

Mabe’s Pizza has been a staple of Decorah, Iowa for over 60 years.  Mabel herself passed away in 2002 at the age of 97, but her pizza recipe and restaurant lives on.  As best I can tell, Mabe’s in downtown Decorah continues to be very popular, and they now also have a second location in Cresco.    Mabe’s vast […]

Mio’s Pizza | Blue Ash, OH

Mio's Stuffed Pizza

Mio’s Pizza is likely your best – and possibly only – option for stuffed Chicago-style pizza around Cincinnati with Chi-natti’s being closed.  Despite the lack of competition, Mio’s stuffed pizza offering is pretty good, and their original crust pizzas aren’t too shabby either.  I tried extra cheese on their original crust, and I enjoyed the generous amount […]

Pizzeria Pulcinella | Seattle, WA

Outside

Pizzeria Pulcinella has the feel of an upscale, yet friendly, neighborhood pizzeria in the Rainer Beach area of Seattle – just across the street from the water.  It’s not just any neighborhood pizzeria though; their Valoriani wood fire oven from Italy cooks authentic Neopolitan pizza at over 800 degrees.  They typically offer pizzas of the twelve-inch variety […]

Max & Leo’s Artisan Pizza | Newton, MA

Coal Oven

Just west of Boston, sits the tiny Max & Leo’s Artisan Pizza.  By being pretty popular and only having some bar seating and a table or two, Max & Leo’s is definitely not for the claustrophobic.  However, their pizza is worth it if you are lucky enough to get a seat, and they offer carry-out as well.  Plus, they can […]

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. | Austin, TX

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company_Outside

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company is more than just a brewery that happens to serve pizza; it is a brewery that is well known for its pizza.  The ABGB, as it is called, has plenty of seating inside their converted warehouse with long communal tables, and there is also obviously the beer garden for outside seating.    Besides typically offering […]

Connie’s Pizza | Chicago, IL

Sausage Pizza

Upon arriving for a stay at the Thompson Chicago on the corner of Bellevue and Rush, I was happy to hear the concierge tell us that we had three solid nearby pizza options in Lou Malnati’s, Pizano’s, and Connie’s.  I already knew that I would greatly enjoy Lou Malnati’s and Pizano’s based on previous experiences.  However, we were already […]