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Best Pizzas in America 2012: What Makes a Great Pizza?

mrosen814 2012/09/18 22:00:00
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What make a great pizza? There are many questions that must be asked and answered, to determine the quintessential pizza list of 2012. If you want to check out the list of the best pizzas of 2012, click on the link below.

According to Fox News, "Maybe great pizza means the use of the freshest ingredients and seasonal toppings? Does it involve a structural integrity to the underlying dough that ensures you can lift a slice without experiencing droopage? Is it an airy, charred cornicione that makes even the most ardent crust-chucker certain not to leave one pizza bone behind? Must it employ artisanal sausage, or does old-school pepperoni count? Does it involve fresh mozzarella? Or just the expert scattering and sauce to cheese ratio of good old-fashioned, low-moisture aged mozzarella and sauce made from canned San Marzano tomatoes? Does a bar pie count? And how do you stack those up against deep-dish pies?!"

FOXNEWS.COM reports:
Who makes America's best pizza? We get the experts to weigh in.
foxnews reports americas pizza experts weigh

Read More: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/09/18/best-piz...

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  • wedge56 2012/09/19 02:26:03
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    wedge56
    +4
    Hunger and sobriety. No such thing as a bad pizza at 3:00 a.m. after bar hopping. Besides, bad pizza is like bad sex....it's still pretty good.

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  • Ed 2014/12/30 17:51:19
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    Ed
    The water used for the yeast. That is what gives New York Pizzas that special taste but we don't all live in NYC, thank God. Other than that.

    The quality and freshness of the sauce and the mozzarella and the ratio of sauce and cheese. Gotta have the olive oil in the dough so you can taste it with the sauce and cooked right. The bottom of the pie and the crust has to burn just right. Sicilian or thin a good cheese pizza doesn't need anything else on it to cock it up.
  • ur XLNC-PWCM 2014/12/30 17:33:03
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    ur XLNC-PWCM
    Whatever "Toadhouse Pizza", in Bremerton, Washington does to make their pizza is what makes a great pizza. I am especially fond of their Luau pizza!
  • Robert Dorn 2014/12/30 17:32:29
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    Robert Dorn
    IDK
  • john steven grissom 2014/12/30 17:29:22 (edited)
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    john steven grissom
    Shields pizza, Detroit Michigan. Excellent pizza.... its the whole pizza and the UNIQUE crust. john steven Grissom fort worth Texas USA. I think they even ship frozen pizza by mail. shields pizza detroit michigan shields pizza detroit michigan
  • American Girl 2012/09/27 23:53:45
    Fresh, quality cheeses
    American Girl
    Everything that goes into and on a pizza should always be fresh.
  • Dragontoasted 2012/09/27 11:27:12
    Structural integrity of the dough
    Dragontoasted
    If the texture of the the crust is good enough that I actually want to eat it all, I know it's a great pizza.
  • dispatcher 2012/09/26 20:17:58
    Structural integrity of the dough
    dispatcher
    the dough, then the sauce & the cheese all cooked to perfection..just good enough to eat... ny pizza
  • MissFinyx 2012/09/25 00:46:01
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    MissFinyx
    It has to do with all of those things coming together to make a great pizza.
  • Hockey 40 2012/09/23 23:11:01 (edited)
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    Hockey 40
    Everything is important in order to make a great pizza!
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/09/22 21:18:35
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    Margaret Jacobson
    ALL OF THE ABOVE & THEN SOME !! Bad PIZZA should be ILLEGAL !! Almost forgot the PRICE SHOULD BE REASONABLE TOO !!
  • ikeknight 2012/09/22 03:24:03
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    ikeknight
    All of the above.
  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2012/09/21 17:12:00
    Structural integrity of the dough
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    An Italian Chef.
  • rereblue 2012/09/21 05:03:11
    Seasonal toppings
    rereblue
    The toppings (even cheese) has to be fresh. Not too saucey, and not over spiced. The dough should be nice and firm, but not too firm or chewy.
  • kfallslady 2012/09/21 02:34:04
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    kfallslady
    well we have a place here that makes a fresh dough,homemade sauce and a great combination pizza , a large for $17.00, they are just a small place
  • MrsB 2012/09/20 22:29:10
    Perfect sauce ratio
    MrsB
    +2
    Too much sauce can ruin a pizza.
  • ✞Knight of Honor 2012/09/20 04:34:57
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    ✞Knight of Honor
    All of the above.
  • Tommy Trend 2012/09/20 04:33:37
    Seasonal toppings
    Tommy Trend
    I like the toppings! the more the better!
  • Jdogg 2012/09/20 04:32:46
    Perfect sauce ratio
    Jdogg
    The crust and sauce
  • sloane.carmenlasher 2012/09/20 03:49:32
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    sloane.carmenlasher
    Buttery crust, sweet sweet sauce and crisp vegetables to go with AAAALLLLL the other lovely toppings (like buffalo chix, mmmmmmm!)
  • jc 2012/09/19 22:48:33
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    jc
    +1
    Brick oven pizza.Once you've eaten a real brick oven pizza you will consider all the chain pizzas garbage! moderns apizza
  • Dragont... jc 2012/09/27 11:29:47
    Dragontoasted
    Looks burnt... not exactly my definition of quality.
  • jc Dragont... 2012/09/27 22:27:31
    jc
    That is a pizza from Modern Apizza in New Haven, Ct.It's not really burnt.That is the way they cook em in the brick oven.Don't knock it till you've tried one.Modern's makes one of the tastiest pies in the world.I've been to 100's across the country and they are tops!
  • Dragont... jc 2012/09/29 16:32:26
    Dragontoasted
    I see! If I ever get the chance to try one, I will.
  • Elz 2012/09/19 22:01:33
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    Elz
    how about all of the options.
  • Shae 2012/09/19 21:53:05
    Structural integrity of the dough
    Shae
    +1
    You gotta get the fold down.

    ray s pizza in NY

    ray s pizza in NY
  • Timche 2012/09/19 21:49:34
    Fresh, quality cheeses
    Timche
  • mikeeonly 2012/09/19 18:12:09
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    mikeeonly
    +1
    all of the above
  • LeroyRogers 2012/09/19 17:53:32
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    LeroyRogers
    No more Papa Johns after that god awful Jerry Jones rap commerical.
  • Big Mike 2012/09/19 17:28:05
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    Big Mike
    Everything needs to come together to form a whole pizza. With even one problem in the dough, cheese, sauce or toppings, a pizza can be completely ruined.
  • Faith 2012/09/19 17:24:19
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    Faith
    ... What happened to the 'all of the above' button? O.O
  • SOUL4REAL 2012/09/19 17:20:15
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    SOUL4REAL
    Poppa John and Pizza Hut has the greatest pizzas in America 2012!!! :)))
  • Shae SOUL4REAL 2012/09/19 21:51:55
    Shae
    +1
    You're being sarcastic right.
  • SOUL4REAL Shae 2012/09/19 22:04:06
    SOUL4REAL
    NO! Just my opinion,is that alright with you?
  • Shae SOUL4REAL 2012/09/19 22:05:39
    Shae
    +1
    No need to get defensive, relax.
    Its just not real pizza.
  • SOUL4REAL Shae 2012/09/19 22:10:14
    SOUL4REAL
    Calm down? You asked a question and I answer "You". I'm always cool and collect. That's your opinion about the pizza not being real, and you're entitle to it. Bye,Bye!!
  • juirsh 2012/09/19 16:28:40
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    juirsh
    Gottta say it's the perfect blend of each. That's why it's a pizza
  • FJ 2012/09/19 16:27:22
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    FJ
    A great cook
  • Moony 2012/09/19 15:58:52
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    Moony
    Hands down...'Anchovies!'~ http://inpraiseofsardines.typ... Anchovies
  • **Bessie** 2012/09/19 15:52:57
    Structural integrity of the dough
    **Bessie**
    +1
    ledo s pizza cooked well sausage and mushroom

    ledo s pizza

    ledo s pizza

    IMO, the greatest pizza of all time. Every pizza I eat, I'm comparing to Ledo's! From the crust to the sauce to the toppings...yum!!
  • Sperry23 2012/09/19 15:52:36
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    Sperry23
    +1
    All of the above plus fresh-made sauce, not that canned junk you get in the chains (including Papa John's)

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