A look at pizzerias around the U.S.
Boss Lady Pizza | Boulder, Colorado
The spunky New York-style pizzeria opened in 2012. “There are two things I’m confident makes us stand out – the product and our name! I think having a name like ‘Boss Lady Pizza’ sets a special tone that draws people in,” says owner Whitney Gleave. “Fortunately, once they visit, they come back. The pizzas are all hand tossed, fresh ingredients and we aren’t afraid to be bold with our combinations. We try and brainstorm ideas outside the box that we can have fun with. The fans loooove our Spicy Veggie Hawaiian pizza with bbq sauce, jalapeños, red onions, pineapple, cheddar and a light drizzle of house-made ranch. We can make a convert out of almost any ‘pineapple doesn’t belong on a pizza’ fan.” With nearly 50 specialty pies, there’s no shortage of creativity on Boss Lady’s pizza menu. The dessert menu continues its uniqueness with rainbow sprinkle Rice Krispie Treats and the Cookie Monster Pizza with cream cheese icing, chocolate chips, light mozzarella, globs of chocolate chip cookie dough and a light drizzle of chocolate sauce.
Nina & Rafi | Atlanta, Georgia
The rustic Italian eatery and pizzeria received a nod recently from Bon Appétit as a nominee for its 2019 America’s Best New Restaurants listing. Owners Anthony Spina and Billy Streck have brought Detroit Red Tops to the menu, in addition to a Neapolitan-style “Super Margherita” pizza and a thin Jersey-style “Old Fashion” square pie. The Caramelized Square is an Old Fashion with caramelized onions, roasted garlic, whipped goat cheese ricotta and shaved Parmesan Reggiano. There’s also the Super Round, a Super Margherita with hand-sliced pepperoni, meatballs, ricotta and Calabrian chilis.
Beebe’s | Long Island, New York
This hip and elevated wood-fired pizzeria resides in Boro Hotel. Reminiscent of New York old school thin-crust pies, pizzas are topped to the edge. The Jimmy Forager is topped with tomato, mozzarella, Pecorino, sweet fennel sausage, mushrooms, red onion and Calabrian chili oil. The Rooftop features mozzarella, house-made ricotta, Parmesan, arugula, lemon and olive oil. The popular and simple Blank Page has mozzarella, house-made ricotta, Pecorino and garlic. A menu standout is also Beebe’s Burger, a double pat lafrieda beef patty, American cheese, onion, pickles and Beebe’s sauce.