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Aliño Pizzeria: Big Hit In A Small Southern Town

Mooresville, North Carolina. Ever heard of it? I didn’t think so. And it’s certainly not a town where you’d expect to find any decent pizza. But I happen to have a friend who lives there. And for the past few years, he’s been raving about a new pizza place in his town. So on a recent trip to North Carolina, it was time to see what the hype was all about. Located 30 minutes north of Charlotte, Aliño Pizzeria (500 South ...

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Not So Great “Shack” Pizza In Taipei

After chowing down on some night market pizza on my first night in Taipei during a recent trip there, I was craving some more Taiwanese pizza. Time was not on my side though — I only had a couple of days to spend in Taipei and there was a lot of other food I wanted to try. On my final day in Taipei, after grabbing breakfast at Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang, I spotted a shack across the street with ...

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“Pizza” In A Taipei Night Market

While strolling through Raohe Street Night Market on a recent trip to Taipei, I came across something completely unexpected. No — it wasn’t an obscure animal part or something similarly grotesque. It was a stand serving something that resembled pizza. After doing some digging around, I was able to track down a Facebook page for the vendor (幸花明太子起司烤餅 總部) which loosely (emphasis on “loosely” here) translates to: Fortunately Flower Mentaiko Cheese Scones. And here is the description of the cart (again, ...

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At Hong Kong’s 208 Duecento, The Decor Outshines The Pies

This September, I took my 5th annual trip to Asia, where I visited Hong Kong and Taipei. As with my prior trips, I made sure to try some pizza in each spot (check out some of my previous reviews from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan). So I’m no stranger to pizza in Asia. And I’ve definitely had a range of experiences — from the delicious 4P’s in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to the disappointing Girasole in ...

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Dough! New Manhattan Pizza Spot Focuses On Flour

Another upscale Manhattan pizza place? I know what you’re thinking… when will this maddness end? PN Wood Fired Pizza (2 West 28th Street) opened its doors earlier this year with a new spin: flour. That’s right. The Nomad restaurant has eight different flour varieties that diners can select for their dough (although only two types are available each day). The place is owned by the CEO of a flour company, so its focus on this ingredient makes sense. Is this ...

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