Super Bowl Sunday is just days away, and nothing goes better with football than pizza. Considering that both teams playing hail from states with recently passed legislation of the munchies-inducing variety, it’s safe to assume that pizza will be consumed in abundance.
If you’re the one ordering the pizza, order appropriately but, while you’re at it, try something new! I’ve charted over 400 pizzerias across the world in over 12 years of my quest for the perfect pizza and have come across some creative pies in the process. Here are some of my eye opening, mouthwatering recommendations to consider, regardless of whether you’re rooting for the Seahawks, the Broncos or just a great Super Bowl XLVIII.
*Although it’s not technically a topping, fried dough is a delicious new trend that adds flavor and calories to a standard Neapolitan pie. You can find it at Don Antonio and Forcella to name a couple.
“Don’t Try Me!” – Gregory Brothers Remix of Seattle Seahawks Corner Richard Sherman post game interview with Erin Andrews (link)
Here are a list of crowd-displeasing toppings that should be avoided unless you want to eat the pizza all by yourself.
- Pineapple – Anywhere but pizza. It’s served in some pizzerias as part of a “Hawaiian Pizza” but I’ve never seen anyone in Hawaii eating it.
- Chinese food – I love it, but rarely do you see cheese in Chinese cuisine. There’s a reason.
- Sauerkraut – It may cut the flavor of a processed meat, but keep it off the pie!
- Gummy Bears – I’m embarrassed to say I had to try it for myself before recommending against it.
- …and, in most cases, Anchovies – In all my years working at pizzerias, we never cycled through the cans of anchovies that were there when I started employment. Also, the gelatinous liquid they are stored in is gross. So, not only will your friends not want to eat them – it’s safe to say your pizza-maker doesn’t want to touch them.
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Sean Taylor has been blogging about pizza since he began his annual Quest for the 31 Days of Pizza in 2002. He also teaches and performs improv comedy at the Magnet Theater. You can follow him on Twitter @seantaylor or visit him at www.seantaylor.us.
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