Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.
Summer is absolutely burger and ribs season. Still, pizza is big in the news right now. For one thing, it was among the last meals that the on-the-run whistle-blower Edward Snowden ate in Hong Kong before he split.
In more random news, a pepperoni pie from a local spot called Andolini’s helped coax a Charleston, South Carolina, man off the bridge he was about to jump from. “Great pizza really does save lives!” someone told me.
Whether or not that’s true outside the Charleston bridge episode, there are a lot of awesome new pizza spots out there. Here’s a handy guide.
Pizzeria Locale - Denver, Colorado
There’s a section of Neapolitan classics (the Mailale has sauce, mozzarella and prosciutto crudo); American classics such as pepperoni; and build-your-own, with toppings like artichokes and smoked prosciutto. Depending on how fast you choose your toppings, it could be the best three-minute pizza you’ll ever eat.
Seabright - Camden, Maine
Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria - Lone Tree, Colorado
Stella Barra - Hollywood, California
A16 Rockridge - Oakland, California
And more compelling pizza places are coming later this summer.
Roman Candle - Portland, Oregon
Pizzeria Vetri - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A4 Pizza - Somerville, Massachusetts
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