When I texted a friend that I was compiling a list of America’s best pizza places, she replied with three simple words: PIZZA IS LIFE.
Well, no: It’s just dough, cheese, sauce, and some other stuff (depending on who you are and where you’re from) cooked at high heat until it’s molten, and then scarfed down at the speed of Justin Bieber racing down a Miami boulevard. But something funny happened to America’s favorite drunk food (aside from the fact that it is no longer just drunk food). Pizza became cool. Like, really cool. Celebrities eat it, pop stars wear it, and everyone texts it. So yeah, pizza is life. And here’s where to get the best slices of life in the country.
Bone Marrow Pie @ Flour + Water, San Fran, CA
In a city that’s emerged as one of the country’s pizza powerhouses, chef Thomas McNaughton’s eatery still reigns supreme, thanks to his old-world Neapolitan pies topped with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. All it takes is one bite of the ultra decadent bone marrow and rapini pie to reaffirm why Flour + Water has become a California pizza mecca.