Zazas Pizzeria: excellent NY-style in Chicago

I’ll admit it—I wasn’t keen on visiting Zazas Pizzeria on this trip. It’s New York–style, which I can get back home simply by crossing the street, and I was on a Chicago thin crust fact-finding mission while on my May 2023 pizza trip to the region. But three factors put me there: I’ve been semi-jokingly … Read more

A tavern-style pizza with sausage and giardiniera.

Crust Fund Pizza Make & Bake with John Carruthers

It was Tuesday evening on my epic May 2023 pizza trip and I was making my way up a Chicago alley whose location I won’t disclose here. I was heading to John Carruthers’ house to pick up a special Crust Fund Pizza order.

It’s Pizza Night at Wells Brothers Restaurant in Racine, Wisconsin

Wells Brothers Restaurant came highly recommended by Chicago pizza aficionado Brian Erst, whose pizza judgment I trust implicitly. When he posted about it on his Instagram in October 2021, I took note. He said, “Let the record show that Wells Brothers has the best tavern thin crust—full stop.” That’s saying something. I bookmarked it and … Read more