Pizza Today on the Road: Authentic New York Pizza, Corpus Christi, TX

three pizzas at Authentic New York Pizza in Corpus Christi, Texas

Away from home Authentic New York Pizza gives Corpus Christi a taste of authenticity Alan Kruger has that swagger that only a true chef has –– there’s the New York accent, the storied resumé including everything from dishwasher to executive chef and the somewhat fearless bravado that can only be claimed by a man who’sMore »

Pizza Today on the Road: B & J’s Pizza Restaurant, Corpus Christi, TX

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The Good Ride B&J’s Pizza Restaurant marries good food, beer for maximum effect It’s not even 3 p.m. in suburban Corpus Christi, Texas, and already the regulars at B & J’s Pizza Restaurant have packed the restaurant’s small bar. Owner Jack Baker stops to greet an old friend and the rest of the bar patronsMore »

Trending Recipe: BBQ Chicken & Smoked Scamorza Pizza

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BBQ Chicken & Smoked Scamorza Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: pizza Ingredients 16-inch pizza shell 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts, pulled into chunks 6 ounces barbecue sauce ½ cup chopped red onion 1½ cups smoked scamorza Instructions In a skillet set over medium-high heat, warm the vegetableMore »

2016 Menu Trends — So Hot!

Hot Peppers    
William Manzo, owner 
Federal Hill Pizza Company / Warren, Rhode Island   
Why you like it:  “There are endless options, with an amazing array of different styles and flavor profiles from around the world.” 
How you’re using it: “I’m using hot peppers though out my entire menu, from infusing my proteins and oils to sautéing with vegetables. The best is dusting a specialty pizza with a blend of cocoa chocolate and ghost chilies!”

These modern ingredients bring versatility, sophistication to menus I work with a lot of unusual ingredients in the Pizza Today test kitchen –– from quail eggs we had to source off season from a tiny Asian market to ground lamb for meatballs. Today’s pizzeria owners recognize consumers’ ever-expanding palates, and that requires refreshing one’s menuMore »

Trending Recipe: Caramelized Butternut Squash Pizza

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Trending Recipe: Caramelized Butternut Squash Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Ingredients 14-ounce dough ball 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons pesto ¾ cup caramelized butternut squash (recipe follows) 2 ounces of goat cheese, crumbled 6 slices of bacon, cooked soft and rough chopped Grated Parmagiano-Reggiano, as garnish Instructions Preheat the oven toMore »

Jalapeños: We got the Heat

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Jalapeños are the preferred pizza pepper Americans love pizza, and they love peppers. You’d be hard pressed to find a pizzeria without hot peppers somewhere on their menu. In the infancy of gourmet pizza, ham, pineapple and jalapeños was about as out-of-the-box as most pizzeria operators dared to step. Today, you’ll find them across theMore »

Trending Recipe: Halloween Cookie Pizza

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Halloween Cookie Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Dessert, pizza Ingredients 12 ounces peanut butter cookie dough ¼ cup hot fudge sauce ½ cup crushed chocolate sandwich cookies ¼ cup Halloween candy corn 1 cup mini marshmallows Instructions Press the cookie dough into the bottom of a round pie plate or deep-dish pizzaMore »

Pizza Today on the Road: A Slice of New Haven

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New Haven, Connecticut, boasts some of the best pizzerias in the country We’ve done tours in many of the major pizza-central regions in the country –– Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Staten Island and Austin, Texas, among them –– but with one glaring omission. We’ve never hit up New Haven, Connecticut, and we set out toMore »

Trending Recipe: The Bacon & Brussels

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Trending Recipe: The Bacon & Brussels   Print Author: Pizza Today Ingredients 1 pizza dough 4 Brussels sprouts, roasted and quartered 4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped 6-8 sundried tomatoes, julienned ¼ cup shredded Gouda ¼ cup shredded mozzarella ¼ cup red onion, sliced Tomato Alfredo (a mix of your signature red and AlfredoMore »