Where to Eat Pizza Like an Iron Chef
Find out where famous faces from the world of Iron Chef go to dig into savory, saucy, super-cheesy pies across the country.
Pizza fanatic Iron Chef Michael Symon isn't shy with his praise for this New York City hot spot, saying, "Motorino, to me, makes as good [of] a Naples-style pizza as you can really get anywhere in the world." He's fond of two pies in particular, one blanketed with Brussels sprouts and another, more traditional version called the Marinara pizza (pictured above), which comes with a base of raw tomato sauce, plenty of shaved garlic cloves and a drizzle of fruit extra-virgin olive oil — and without cheese. "It has the perfect amount of sweetness and acidity in the sauce," he explains of the Marinara.
Chef Brad Farmerie heads to this New York City pizzeria for not only a wow-worthy pie piled with fresh in-shell clams at this New York City pizzeria, but also something called the St. Louis (pictured above). True to its name, this beauty is blanketed with provel, a cheese that hails all the way from St. Louis, where the owner grew up. There's also a mix of two meats — spicy salami and sausage — alongside chile flakes and pickled peppers for a bright, tangy bite.
Home Slice Pizza
This Austin institution serves up no fewer than 1,000 pizzas per day, and Chef Tim Love is among the eatery's many fans. In addition to a classic New York-style pizza with pepperoni, Home Slice's white pizza (pictured above) is something to crave. In place of the usual red sauce, there's a base of cheese and garlic, plus vibrant spinach and even more cheese to finish. "Every slice gets the ricotta," Tim says of the dollops of the creamy cheese that finish the pie.
Take it from Chef Ken Oringer "Being in Chicago, when you're craving deep-dish pizza, there is only one place in my opinion to go: Lou Malnati's." When it comes to the must-order items, first decide if you'd like meat or not. You could opt for a veggie-focused pie called the Lou, layered with garlicky spinach and earthy mushrooms, or you can go for a traditional deep-dish masterpiece, built with plenty of savory pork sausage (pictured above).
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