What’s really the greatest thing since sliced bread? Pizza, by the slice. Foldable triangles of tomato sauce- and cheese-topped dough was one of the original street foods to be adopted by New Yorkers. Since it’s humble Big Apple beginnings, slices have spread across the country adapting to local flavors, ingredients and styles of dining. From Roman al taglio to classic New York triangles, here are 50 slices to try around the United States.
Chopped judge Marc Murphy remembers the best thing he ever ate on a road trip: the pizza pot pie from Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. Not a pot pie, not a deep-dish pizza, this dish is its own tasty entity. Wisconsin brick cheese, button mushrooms and secret tomato sauce with homemade pork sausage are layered inside a ceramic bowl and topped with triple-raised Sicilian dough and baked until it forms a moist, chewy and delicious crust. It's served flipped upside down onto a plate -- a meal Marc won't ever forget.