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Pizza Today on the Road: Extra Virgin Oven, Charleston, SC

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Co-owner Ricky Hacker (left), Executive Chef Blake McCormick and Co-owner Matt McIntosh

Pizza Today drops in on Extra Virgin Oven, a locally-focused pizzeria in Charleston, South Carolina. First opened as a farmers’ market pizza cart in 2005, EVO has grown into a million-dollar operation. Watch as Executive Chef Blake McCormick lets us in on the EVO concept:

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