While Piece received top honors from Pizza Today magazine last week as the No. 1 best independent pizzeria in the country, Food Network Magazine just came out with a list of its own. The magazine scoured the country in search of the best pizza from each state and released a list of the top 50 pizzas in America.
Food Network tapped Pequod's to represent the best 'za from Illinois, which will no doubt start some arguments (although Pequod's is well-known for having some killer pies). The magazine credits the restaurant with baking the pizza in cast-iron pans that have a bit of mozzarella sprinkled into the pan, giving it a "crust of crispy, salty, caramelized cheese." And while you might want to add other ingredients like sausage, onion or pepperoni, Food Network says to not bother. "This part is so captivating that toppings are an unnecessary distraction—a simple cheese pie is the way to go."
· Piece Named No. 1 Indie Pizza in U.S. [~EChi~]
· 50 States, 50 Pizzas [Food Network]
Pequod's [Photo: Righteous Brew]