2009 March: Did You Know?

2009 March: Did You Know?77 percent of pizzerias apply between 4 and 6 ounces of sauce on a 14-inch pizza.

In a recent Pizza Today Web poll, 86 percent of respondents said they had a sales increase of at least 10 percent on the day before Thanksgiving.

48 percent of American pizzerias serve beer.
Alabama has 720 Pizzerias
Mack & Manco Pizza  / Theo’s Pizzeria / Caioti Pizza Café
Mack & Manco Pizza
918 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 399-2548

Sure there might be a pizza joint on every corner in Ocean City, but Mack & Manco has a long list of awards to back up their claim as the best pizza on the shore. Part of the allure is the fact that pizzaiolos make pizzas fresh in front of the customers and each slice is different. Locals say don’t even bother with toppings –– a traditional slice of cheese is the way to go!

Theo’s Pizzeria
1157 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 666-8232

Remember the show “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place”? It’s based on this college-town pizzeria where buttery crust and gooey cheese please the late-night crowds. A favorite is the Red Sox Pizza piled with pepperoni, barbecue chicken and roasted pepper. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it!

Caioti Pizza Café
4346 Tujunga Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 761-3588

This bistro-style pizzeria was formerly owned by the late pizza visionary Ed LaDou, and the menu is truly a work of art. Chef Erik McBeth has created a strong following by using fresh, wholesome ingredients that make Caioti’s menu items more than just a quick bite on the run. Here, you’ll find nourishment in the form of California-style pizzas and salads that transcend the ordinary. An example? How about the Lamb Sausage pizza with lemon-grilled eggplant, roasted garlic, feta and mozzarella cheeses and kalamata olives. Beautiful!

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