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Food Network Magazine

August 02, 2011 15:07 ET

Food Network Magazine Reveals the Best Pizza in Every State

50 States, 50 Pizzas Feature Appears in September Issue, on Newsstands August 9

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - The editors of Food Network Magazine, the best-selling epicurean title on the newsstand, set out to find the best pizza in each state and now, in the September issue, they reveal the winners.

The winning pizzas, from by-the-book classics, like the sausage pizza at DeLorenzo's in Trenton, N.J., to brash pies that break every rule, like the Mashed Potato pie at Portland, Maine's Otto pizza and the Crab Rangoon pie from Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, all have one important thing in common: They're well worth the trip.

The magazine also quizzed the network's stars on their pizza preferences: Duff Goldman loves anchovies, added after the pie is baked; Ellie Krieger likes a healthy, thin-crust, whole wheat pie with veggie toppings and Guy Fieri keeps it simple with olive oil, parmigiano-reggiano and rosemary.

"When we set out six months ago to find the greatest pizzas in America, we didn't insist on thin crust, or red sauce -- we didn't even care if they were round. They just had to be awesome," said Maile Carpenter, editor in chief, Food Network Magazine. "We found out that pizza is an even more sensitive subject than we thought, and there will be people who are surprised by our choices, but that's the whole point: There's no single best way to make it."

The September issue of Food Network Magazine hits newsstands on August 9. To read more about the top 50 pies in every state, visit http://www.foodnetwork.com/50bestpizzas.

And the winners are:

  • ALABAMA - The BLT pizza from Trattoria Centrale in Birmingham
  • ALASKA - The Alaskan Salmon pizza from Capri Pizza in Anchorage
  • ARIZONA -The Salsiccia pizza from Parlor Pizzeria in Phoenix
  • ARKANSAS - The Stuffy Underdog pizza from Damgoode Pies in Little Rock and Fayetteville
  • CALIFORNIA - The Wild Nettle and Pecorino pizza from Pizzaiolo in Oakland
  • COLORADO - The Mais pizza from Pizzeria Locale in Boulder
  • CONNECTICUT -The White Clam pizza from Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, multiple locations
  • DELAWARE -The Saint pizza from Pizza By Elizabeths in Greenville
  • FLORIDA -The Shortrib pizza from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami
  • GEORGIA - The "Yuppie" slice from Vinnie Van Go-Go's in Savannah
  • HAWAII -The Boquerones pizza from V Lounge in Honolulu
  • IDAHO -The Wild Forest Mist pizza from Pizzalchick in Boise
  • ILLINOIS - The Cheese pizza from Pequod's Pizza in Chicago
  • INDIANA - The Purple Pig pizza from The Rolling Stonebaker food truck in Beverly Shores
  • IOWA - The Crab Rangoon pizza from Fong's Pizza in Des Moines
  • KANSAS - The Taco pizza from Wichita Pizza Company in Wichita
  • KENTUCKY -The Pollotate pizza from Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse in Louisville
  • LOUISIANA - The Pizzaletta from Cascio's Market Bistro in Bossier City
  • MAINE - The Mashed Potato pizza from Otto Pizza in Portland
  • MARYLAND - The Flag pizza from Joe Squared in Baltimore
  • MASSACHUSETTS - The Lobster pizza from Scampo in Boston
  • MICHIGAN - The Naples Sampler pizza from Tomatoes Apizza in Farmington Hills
  • MINNESOTA - The No. 7 pizza from Black Sheep Pizza in Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • MISSISSIPPI - The Gumbo pizza from Tony's Brick Oven Pizzeria in Gulfport
  • MISSOURI - The Prosciutto pizza from PizzaBella in Kansas City
  • MONTANA - The Best Pizza Ever from When in Rome in Bigfork
  • NEBRASKA - The Classic Hamburger pizza from La Casa Pizzaria in Omaha
  • NEVADA - The Mulberry Street from Metro Pizza in Las Vegas and Henderson
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE - The Spicy Guacamole pizza from MT's Local Kitchen & Wine Bar in Nashua
  • NEW JERSEY - The Sausage pizza from De Lorenzo's in Trenton
  • NEW MEXICO - The No. 3 pizza from Rooftop Pizzeria in Santa Fe
  • NEW YORK - The Margherita pizza from Kesté Pizza & Vino in New York City
  • NORTH CAROLINA - The Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Wingzza food truck in Charlotte
  • NORTH DAKOTA - The House Special from A&B Pizza in Bismarck and Mandan
  • OHIO - The Sunnyside pizza from Bar Centro in Cleveland
  • OKLAHOMA - The Big Country pizza from Hideaway Pizza in locations statewide
  • OREGON - The Pesto pizza from Dove Vivi in Portland
  • PENNSYLVANIA - The Parma pizza from Osteria in Philadelphia
  • RHODE ISLAND - The Summer pizza from Al Forno Restaurant in Providence
  • SOUTH CAROLINA - The Pistachio Pesto pizza from EVO in North Charleston
  • SOUTH DAKOTA -The Spicy Meatball and Sauerkraut pizza from Charlie's Pizza House, Yankton
  • TENNESSEE - The Belly Ham pizza from City House in Nashville
  • TEXAS - The Hill Country pizza from West Crust Artisan Pizza Pies in Lubbock
  • UTAH - The Roasted Corn pizza from Pizzeria 712 in Orem
  • VERMONT - The Green Mountain Special from Parker Pie Co. in West Glover
  • VIRGINIA - The White Mushroom pizza from Crozet Pizza in Crozet
  • WASHINGTON - The Country Girl Cherry pizza from Solstice Wood Fire Café in Bingen
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Smoky pizza from Comet Ping Pong
  • WEST VIRGINIA - The Grape Pie from Pies & Pints in Fayetteville and Charleston
  • WISCONSIN - The Mac n' Cheese pizza from Ian's in Madison and Milwaukee
  • WYOMING - The Thai pizza from Grand Avenue Pizza in Laramie

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