Mandy Wolf Detwiler

Mandy joined Pizza Today in 2004 after nearly 10 years in the newspaper industry. She is the company’s managing editor, but other duties include food styling and social media for the magazine. Mandy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where she double-majored in Print Journalism and Criminal Justice. She received a Masters of Science degree in the Administration of Justice in 2003 from the University of Louisville. E-mail Mandy.



November 1, 2017 |

Pizza Today on the Road: Fire Artisan Pizza, Spokane, Washington

Roasted! Spokane’s Fire Artisan Pizza holds its own amongst heavy competition In downtown Spokane, Washington, two things are certain: there will never be a shortage of restaurants, and those restaurants will never have a shortage of beer. At Fire Artisan Pizza, the goal was to combine artisan pizza with a great beer menu. Front-of-the-house manager…Read More


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August 1, 2017 |

2017 Independent Pizzeria of the Year: Cane Rosso, Dallas, TX

Deep in the Heart of Texas Cane Rosso wins 2017 Independent Pizzeria of the Year title We first visited Cane Rosso about five years ago, when owner Jay Jerrier had one unit in Dallas’ up-and-coming Deep Ellum neighborhood. That store opened during a famous ice storm in February 2011; fast-forward a few years, and the…Read More


July 1, 2017 |

Pizza Today on the Road: Paulie Gee’s, Brooklyn, NY

Oh,Gee! Paulie Gee’s a must-hit in Brooklyn Paul Giannone hasn’t been in the pizza business his whole life like many of his competitors. He doesn’t bleed marinara, or sweat olive oil, and his hands weren’t covered in flour from an early age. What he does do is listen –– and listen well. He asked the…Read More


July 1, 2017 |

Pizza Today on the Road: Williamsburg Pizza, Brooklyn, NY

In The Burg Williamsburg Pizza succeeds in crowded Brooklyn market It’s a warm summer afternoon in May when we roll up to Willamsburg Pizza, an unassuming slice joint that pretty much embodies Brooklyn. The small restaurant is gritty, with scratched tables that don’t quite level out, an open door that brings in all sorts of…Read More


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June 1, 2017 |

Pizza Today on the Road: The Original Vazzy’s, Bridgeport, CT

Better With Age Vazzy’s celebrates quarter of a century in Connecticut Bridgeport, Connecticut, may be a small town, but its region has enough room to hold Johnny Vazzano’s four The Original Vazzy’s pizza locations and several other Italian and pizza eateries under different names. (Total sales? A cool $12 million.) Opened in 1993, Vazzano, who hails…Read More


Manchego and Brussels Sprouts Pizza

May 1, 2017 |

Manchego and Brussels Sprouts Pizza

Manchego and Brussels Sprouts Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Pizzas Ingredients 14-ounch doughball 2 slices of thick-cut ham, cut or torn into chunks ½ cup roasted Brussels sprouts, leaves torn ½ cup proprietary Alfredo sauce ¼ cup manchego cheese, shredded 5 or 6 roasted garlic cloves, chopped ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese…Read More


Hot Manchego and Pear pizza

May 1, 2017 |

Manchego: Man Power

Manchego’s boldness lends flavor without going overboard If you’re looking for a new cheese flavor that is out of this world without being too out there, manchego is just the one you’re looking for. This Spanish variety hails from the La Manchega region of Spain. Made from sheep’s milk of the manchega breed, manchego is…Read More


Hot Manchego and Pear pizza

May 1, 2017 |

Hot Manchego and Pear

Hot Manchego and Pear   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Pizzas Ingredients 12-inch dough ball 1 small pear, sliced thin using a mandolin ½ small onion, chopped and caramelized with balsamic and ½ tablespoon brown sugar ½ tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup manchego Hot honey, for finish Instructions Roll out dough to desired size….Read More


Spanish Chorizo Manchego Pizza

May 1, 2017 |

Spanish Chorizo & Manchego Pizza

Spanish Chorizo & Manchego Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Pizza Ingredients 14-ounce doughball ½ pound Spanish chorizo, ground ¼ cup piquante peppers, chopped ¼ cup shredded manchego ¼ cup mozzarella 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup mild salsa chopped cilantro, for garnish Instructions Toss dough to desired size. Top with mild salsa…Read More