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Cover Story - Posted February 24, 2017 9:50 a.m.

Stranger Things

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Bored with the usual pepperoni pizza? Local pizza makers claim the traditional topping remains the local favorite, by far. But these pizza connoisseurs aren’t afraid to experiment with new toppings on their pizza, and work hard to convince their customers to do the same.

Brad Davis finds himself regularly recommending a Fire Slice pizza called The Honeybomb, which tickles taste buds with a sweet-and-spicy combination of honey-barbecue pesto, marinara, sliced meatballs, smoked ham, jalapeños, roasted red peppers and a drizzle of Mike’s Hot Honey.

575’s Brian Kelleher says he’s on a similar sweet, spicy kick when it comes to pizza toppings. His current favorite combination includes Canadian bacon, crisp breakfast bacon, pineapples, and the pizzeria’s trademark candied jalapeños.

At Pizza Planet, Ronnie Inmon suggests a jalapeño popper pizza, which lacks sauce but is loaded with cheddar cheese, cream cheese, bacon, and jalapeños. Another new – and equally unorthodox – favorite on the menu is a barbecue pizza that comes with barbecue hot links, cheddar cheese, and barbecue sauce.

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A Short Guide to Pizzeria Jargon

575 Pizzeria

The Proof is in the Crust

Pizza Planet

Salad Daze

A Day in the Life of a Delivery Person

Fire Slice Back Alley Pizzeria

Winging It

Local Pizza Restaurant Listings

by Jason Boyett

Jason is a journalist, copywriter, ghostwriter, and the author of more than a dozen books. His most recent is “12 World Religions: The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity's Most Influential Faiths”, published by Zephyros Press. Learn more at
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