They say pizza is like that thing consenting adults do. It’s good even when it’s bad. And it doesn’t matter what type of pizza – New Haven style, Neapolitan, Chicago style, New York style, Neighborhood pies – it’s still always gonna be good. Mara Davis joined the Bert Show to talk about some of her favorite ‘Zas in the City. Read for some of Mara’s tips, or click play on the window at the bottom to hear the whole segment.
“If you’ve spent any time in Miami, Genuine Pizza is a well-known spot. Michael Schwartz is a James Beard award winning chef, and people from Miami swear by this pizza. It is brand new in Phipps Plaza. They’ve got 12 signature pizzas. They even do a gluten free one….It’s a great dinner and a movie kind of place.”
“For deep dish, Nancy’s pizza is ICONIC in Atlanta. So many people love it. There are three locations – 1 in ponce, 1 in bulkhead and 1 in camp creek.”
“There’s also Rosati’s pizza which is in Buckhead and Alpharetta. Rosati’s is also a sports bar. I know sports is a sore subject this week, but the good thing about Rosati’s is that it’s a sports bar…and you know Chicago style pizza takes about 45 minutes to make so you order it and it’s not like the instant kind of neapolitan where it takes 90 seconds or the regular ‘za where it comes out instantly.”
“Now everybody talks about Antico pizza and it’s more accessible for everybody because there’s several locations – you’ve got Alpharetta, you’ve got westside and you’ve got the one in Suntrust Park. I would recommend their calzone, too. The calzone is the pizza underdog.”
“In Duluth, Old Fourth Ward pizza – people always rave about their grandma pie. It’s square, thin crust, mozzarella, homemade marinara with the basil on top of it. And actually, that’s coming back to the old fourth ward in studioplex – be looking for that.”
“Now i put this out there to a lot of my twitter followers (@maradavis on twitter; @maradavis2000 on instagram), as far as what’s some great neighborhood pizza. Some of those neighborhood places are really the stars. My OTP expert Joe Duffy said Sorriso Apizza. This is in Alpharetta, and it is New Haven style pizza.”
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