2009 December: Did You Know

2009 December: Did You Know74 percent of pizzerias have dining rooms.

The pizza industry will top $38 billion in sales in 2010.

International Pizza Wxpo 2010 is scheduled for March 2-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center

Tennessee has 1,184 pizzerias

The Pizza Kitchen / Scalini’s Pizza ‘n Pasta / Twist’ed Sisters

The Pizza Kitchen

9411 S. Northshore Drive Suite 102

Knoxville, Tennessee 37922

(865) 531-1422

www.thepizzakitchen.netHouse-made items appear on plenty of pizzeria menus across the country, but at The Pizza Kitchen, it isn’t just lip service. Just about everything from the marinara to appetizers like kalamata tapenade and meatballs is made from scratch. We haven’t seen anything like the chocolate peanut brittle cake: chocolate cake, layered with a chocolate ganache and topped with a peanut butter brittle cream cheese icing. And yes –– it’s homemade, too!

Scalini’s Pizza ‘n Pasta

5106 Dr. Phillips Blvd.

Orlando, Florida 32819

(407) 291-9349

www.scalinispizza.comThe pizza scene is heating up in Orlando, Florida, which is known more for its theme parks than its dining. At Scalini’s, however, it’s all about New York –– New York-style pizza, that is. The company has a simple menu of pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches. We especially like the Gondolini –– the Italian sausage roll is made with sweet sausage, peppers and mozzarella and is served with a side of the company’s house-made marinara.

Twist’d Sisters

293 Commercial Street

Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657

(508) 487-6973

www.twistdsisters.comWhile the restaurant’s name originally drew our attention, this pizzeria is more than just a pretty face. Hand-tossed dough, whole-milk mozzarella and a long list of toppings set this pizzeria apart from its competitors. Even better, the New York-style pizzeria has named its pizza offerings after New York destinations and attractions. A standout is the Central Park. This salad pizza includes mixed greens, black olives, onions, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and is fi nished with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Why travel to Manhattan when you get a taste of it right here?