The first Domino’s Pizza store opened in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1960.
In 1889, Don Raffaele Esposito created the Margherita pizza.
More than 10,000 pizza professionals will gather under one roof this month for International Pizza Expo 2012, March 13-15.
McKinners Pizza Bar // Mustang Pizza & Subs // The Village Pizzeria & Ristorante
McKinners Pizza Bar
2389 W. Main Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120
With Denver’s light rail system making a stop right in the heart of downtown Littleton, McKinners Pizza Bar has become a regional favorite for Denver-area pizza and beer lovers. This eatery has a vibe all its own thanks to weekend evenings, when Main Street passersby can catch a pizzaiolo throwing dough and a band jamming through its large front windows. Additionally, local artists exhibit on its long walls. McKinners’ pizza menu is just as eclectic, from the Oystermiller with smoked oysters, sausage and mozzarella (13-inch at $13.75) to the Prosciutto & Pear with fontina and mozzarella (13-inch at $15.50). There is also the Mandarin with a house vinaigrette, fresh spinach, mandarin oranges and mozzarella topped with a balsamic vinegar reduction and honey glazed pecans (13-inch at $15.50).
Mustang Pizza & Subs
45 Pennsylvania Avenue
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Mustang’s deals are front and center at its five Maryland locations. Complete meal packages are highlighted at each store and prominent on the company’s Web site. Take the Family Special, for example, which comes with an extra large one-topping pizza, two 12-inch super subs and two two-liters for $20.99. The Wings Picnic includes 50 wings and a two-liter for $27.99 (or make it 100 wings plus two two-liters for $49.99). Mustang has even put together a meal for two that offers a pair of eight-inch subs, two large fries and a two-liter or two 20-once bottles for $16.99.
The Village Pizzeria & Ristorante
2727 Route 29
Middle Grove, New York 12850
This pizzeria sits in a small town that is flooded with tourists in the summer. Other seasons, The Village is a relaxing spot for locals, with a covered patio that has a charming country feel overlooking a lawn with a bocce court for patrons to enjoy. Its pizza menu offers plenty of seafood toppings, including shrimp, lobster tail meat and clams. Most medium pies range from $14 to $19. Plus, an assortment of wines complement the wood-fired pizzas. In fact, the wine cellar boasts more than 4,000 bottles. Having a temperature-controlled cellar allows The Village to offer more than 120 wines by the glass. No wonder this shop makes a name for itself with wine pairings, flights and tastings!