Our family loves pizza. Not Neapolitan pizza, or hipster pizza, or the latest pizza of the month. Real pizza, or what is often affectionately referred to as old school pizza. Fully loaded pepperoni and cheese (although we traditionalists won’t say no to adding mushroom and bacon).
The secret to a good pizza is in the crust, and in the sauce, and it must be loaded. When you eat a pizza, you expect a certain aroma, a certain look, and that mouth-watering taste. A slightly burnt crust is not a disaster, but rather an added bonus from your childhood memories. When you find that certain great pizza in your travels, you know it – it brings with it the sweet fragrance of yesteryear.
A pizza is the most tasty, comforting, and delightful of food creations. What’s not to love about this cheesy, delicious gift from above? You savour every bite, and you never regret eating pizza.
Pizza is perfect for a get-together with friends and colleagues (a party, a celebration, or the big game), a romantic night for two (enough said), family night (talking, laughing and bonding), or even when you are on the run (a quick bite can’t be beat for a slice of happiness before an afternoon meeting).
The best thing is that it tastes just as good the next day for breakfast!
On that note, here are my top 10 pizzas across the nation:
10. St. John’s, Newfoundland: Tasty toss up – Venice Pizzeria; Stogger’s Pizza; Topsail Road Pizzeria
“Pizza makes me think that anything is possible”. – Henry Rollins
9. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Santa Lucia Pizza (Corydon location)
“There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap”. – Kevin James
8. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Christie’s Il Secondo
“And I don’t cook, either. Not as long as they still deliver pizza”. – Tiger Woods
7. Dieppe, New Brunswick: Di Angelo Pizza & Deli
“I just want to be in my sweats, walk my dog, watch TV, and eat pizza”. – America Ferrera
6. Summerside, Prince Edward Island: Michael’s Pizzeria
“I love pizza; you can’t really go wrong with pizza”. – Nick Jonas
5. Montreal, Quebec: Ristorante Elio
“Celery is 95% water, and 100% not pizza”. – Anon
4. Veron, British Columbia: Jim’s Place Pizza
“Unless you are a pizza, the answer is yes, I can live without you”. – Bill Murray
3. Pictou County, Nova Scotia: Acropole Pizza
“Every cook I know loves to make pizza”. – Tom Douglas
2. Ottawa, Ontario: KS Pizza – KS on the Keys
“You know where you stand with pizza”. – Jonathan Brownlee
1.Calgary, Alberta: Jeanne’s Pizza Pantry
“Happiness is a slice of pizza” – Snoopy
You may not be able to buy happiness, but you can buy pizza, and that’s kind of the same thing. If you have the time, drop me a line as to your favourite pizza experience.