I ate a lot of pizza in 2013, as is expected of me. And here are the five best new pizza pies/slices that I had!
This is Pizza Brain’s version of a “plain” slice. It contains mozzarella, aged provolone,
grana padano, fresh garlic, and tomato sauce. Although you’d expect some good pies
from the world’s first pizza museum, this exceeded my high expectations.
Hot Oil Pie
This is the signature pie at this Stamford institution. It’s up there with the best
bar pies I’ve had and certainly has a unique kick to it. If you like things spicy,
a trip here is a must.
I was about to put the Breakfast Pizza from this under-the-radar Brooklyn spot
on this list, however during a recent trip there the pie that really stole the show
was their dessert pizza. Marshmallows are toasted to perfection and they are
joined by nutella and strawberries. You really can’t go wrong.
Who ever thought a grocery store could crank out such delicious pies?
Well the back window of this Portland, Maine specialty shop serves one
of the best Sicilian slices I’ve ever had. Soft and chewy with a sauce that’s
to die for.
Foie Gras Pizza
Hoi An, Vietnam
One of the oddest pizzas I had this year was also one of the most memorable.
An off the beaten path beach hut in Vietnam serves a few dozen pies including
one with foie gras. If it wasn’t a match made in heaven, I don’t know what is.