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Marta: Danny Meyer’s NYC Pizza Spot Is Mostly Hype

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a pizza place in NYC. The truth is, there haven’t been many review-worthy spots that have opened in recent months. But one place that hasn’t lacked any buzz is Danny Meyer’s new-ish spot Marta (29 East 29th Street) which opened inside of the Martha Washington Hotel last year (the Marta vs. Martha distinction is a little confusing, isn’t it?). The restaurant boasts 11 pies (six red and five white) in addition a handful ...

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LA’s 800 Degrees: Cool Concept, Not So Great Pizza

The Chipotle of _______. You can fill in the blank with dozens of foods. Concepts are popping up all over the country that are trying to be the Chipotle of _______. That’s not surprising. Chipotle has established a whole new market of “fast casual” restaurants and business savvy food entrepreneurs see an opportunity to capitalize on that. The folks behind 800 Degrees, a California based impersonator of Chipotle (with locations in Nevada and Illinois) that focuses on pizza, is in ...

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Story Deli In London: What Is Pizza Anyway?

What is pizza anyway? It’s a question that you could debate for hours. When people ask me what the most important aspect of pizza is — the sauce, the cheese or the crust — I always say that the crust is most important. You can have great pizza without any sauce at all. And you can have great pizza without any cheese at all. But you can’t have any pizza without a crust. That is, unless you visit Story Deli ...

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“Delicious Pizza” In New Orleans Is Actually Pretty Delicious

What are the best food cities in the United States? Certainly New Orleans would fall in the top 10. Top five maybe? It’s not so far fetched to argue that New Orleans is one of the best food cities in the country. And that status is mostly due to food items like po’ boys, gumbo, and beignets. NOT pizza. So I was stunned when Eater named a place called Pizza Delicious the best restaurant in New Orleans in 2014. Really? Pizza? ...

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EVO in Charleston Makes Solid Pies With Creative Toppings

Over New Year’s, I spent a couple of days down in Charleston, South Carolina. It was my first trip to the state, and some pizza was definitely a must. Over the years, I’ve heard so much about how great of a food city Charleston is, and I was excited to try many of its famous restaurants like Husk and Hominy Grill. However my research about pizza in the area, let me to a spot about 20 minutes outside of Charleston ...

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