Available now on PieTunes, you might add "Shunt and Shuffle" from Ian Anderson's 2012 offering "Thick as a Brick 2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock?" for this couplet:
"While barren Madge prepares hot dinner
Fray Bentos Pie, always a winner."
Sounds like he made the right call leaving that one alone.
I have never seen anything like this before. So why exactly was it against the law? I think they should have put some good counters in there. I know of a good granite countertops in durham nc.
Good article, though I'll say that Herb's mediocrity could be seen in his ACC record. One contributing factor could have been that he booked one the weakest non-conference schedules (RPI) in the conference his last 6 years. BTW, go look at his ASU team, same problems, and he'll be "run out of town by the fans" again. Go Pack!
Lilly's Pizza recently switched to Daiya brand vegan cheese, according to owner John Garrison. It is available at both Durham and Raleigh locations.
I agree with Razor Charlie.....It's a crying shame that the Broad Street Cafe was not included in this "hunt" for the best pizza palaces in the Triangle. The pizza there is very impressive. I'm surprised that they didn't include another Durham landmark for great pizza..."Satisfactions" over at Brightleaf Square, not to mention over in Chapel Hill at Brix's Firewood Pizza over at Meadowmont. But who thought of this survey when they thought that "Tomato Jake's" was regarded as the best pizza in town? "Tomato Jake's!?" And they had the nerve to put on there list "Cici's"...."Cici's Pizza?"...that pizza that taste like crap?/??
Have to agree with crowd. The last 3 times I have dined at Broad Street Cafe, I took friends who had never been, and every time the dinner was a success and they freely commented on how good the meal was more than once. It is a great place to take out-of-towners to show off Durham.
I can't speak for the other cities, but the list of reviewed pizza places wouldn't even make a top ten list of where Durhamites would actually go for pizza, with the exception of Pie Pushers. What about Broad Street Cafe, Satisfaction's, Cinellis at 604 W Morgan, Lilly's, Mellow Mushroom, Randy's, Sal's at the Park, Italian Pizzeria on Guess and probably more that I'm forgetting at the moment. Tomato Jake's, seriously? That's for those folks too nervous to come to Durham, proper.
Your writers missed the best places in Chapel Hill--Alfredo's and Artisan Pizza Kitchen.
Pepper's pizza in Chapel Hill is and has always been vastly overrated. The people are great, the offerings are interesting, and I don't mind going there. But I much prefer Artisan Pizza Kitchen, some 20 doors down from Pepper's on Franklin Street. They really know how to make pizza.
I don't really understand why the indy would just go to twenty places. You should've sent five writers twice a week to every single pizza shop in the triangle. I don't care if this would've taken three years. it would be better than not including some of the staples of the area in your rankings, especially Randy's in Durham, Alfredo's and Artisan in Chapel Hill, and LIlly's in Raleigh.
And grease. Sorry. pizza rankings should be solely based on taste and maybe a bit of texture.
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!! I do not understand how lactose intolerant people are reviewing pizza. It is great those options are available at most, but do not understand why Lilly's and Mellow Mushroom, arguably some of the best in the triangle, are bashed while Frank's is praised. How is Klausie's food truck praised when the first three below aren't even considered, especially when their health rating is so low?
Lilly's - though the pizza has declined since the sale of the place years ago, it still ranks among the top pies. Their crust is one of the best in town, and they will always include Parmesan free of charge. I have eaten here for years, and tried almost everything on the menu. Definitely top shelf!
Mellow Mushroom - Usually Lilly's rival for gourmet pizza, they have some interesting combinations of their own. Sauce is always great, and crust is perfect as well. Wide variety of toppings like Lilly's, and I would give these two a toss up for which is truly better.
Bada Bing - WHY WERE THESE GUYS NOT MENTIONED?!?!?! The BEST NY style pizza in Raleigh. I've had Camo Bros, which is a close second, but none of the others even compare. Also, the reviewers mentioned Sicilian pizza at Frank's, but didn't even try it?!?!?! How can you vouch for something you haven't tried? Bada Bing's Sicilian is every bit as good as their thin crust if not better. Furthermore, the proprietor is a great guy and provides excellent customer service.
Frank's - I used to live in the neighborhood by this place, and after reluctantly patronizing them many times with my friends who have no clue what a good restaurant is, I refuse to return. Their watery pizza with canned toppings always disappoint. From thin to Sicilian, I have always been disappointed. I really have problems respecting any pizza joint that doesn't use fresh mushrooms, which would include these guys. I had really high hopes every visit, but finally gave up.
Bella Mia - Really great pizza, but overpriced. Never had anything here that wasn't great, but be ready to drop a dime if you really want to be full.
While not in the top, I can't believe Bocci in Cary & Durham were not even mentioned, while Moonlight, Amedeo's and Brixx were included which are all on my AVOID list.
I couldn't wait to read this article, as I am a pizza freak, but sadly this review has slashed my faith in the food critics at the Indy.
I'll take a Lynnwood Grill pizza over most of the top placers on this list any day. You folks missed a lot of places that would top some of the over-hyped joints on this list.
i can definitely vouch for frank's sicilian. call an hour ahead, or just order when you get there and pound a couple pitchers while you wait
What a strange, eclectic mix of pizza joints. At first I thought it was just going for "fancy" pizza, but then places like Broad Street Cafe and Lilly's were left off the list. But then there were some of your standard hole in the wall, by the slice sorts of pizza places, yet only one pizza place in all of Cary gets mentioned? What about Salvio's, The Original NY Pizza, Enrigo? This read more like a stoner road trip to whatever pizza place popped up on Waze than some sort of stab at a "best of" list.
Maximillian's Pizza Kitchen in Cary is the best pizza I've had in the Triangle recently
They missed several places. Broad Street as mentioned, Alfredo's, Piola, Randy's (my go to by the slice place), Camos Bothers, Pizza Vito come to mind. I'm no fan but Amante has been around the area for 20 years so they must be doing something right.
I agree, the pizza at Broad Street is awesome. (Butternut squash/bacon/gorgonzola!!) Maybe you should have polled your readers for the places that you should review? The most fun thing about your article is naming the great places that you didn't review.
A huge oversight is ZPizza. They have a vegan pizza on their menu called the Berkeley Vegan. It contains Daiya vegan cheese and Gardein sausage, the best of the best. Check it out: http://www.zpizza.com/organic-food-menu/he…
No, I don't work for ZPizza, just a vegan who loves pizza, particularly this one.
Wow. None of my go-to pizza places are here - Pizza Mia, Randy's, Broad Street Cafe, Lilly's, Amante's.... What's up with that? (Enzo's and Tomato Jakes?)(Yikes.)
Lilly's Raleigh is in the vegan section; also, we just wrote about Lilly's Durham, which is why it isn't included here.
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