A Look at Pizzerias across the U.S.
Iron Born | Millvale, Pennsylvania
This two-unit pizzeria has garnered Insta-fame for its gorgeous food shots on Instagram. The Pittsburgh area agrees. Starting as a food stall in a restaurant incubator in 2017, crowds quickly lined up for Detroit-style pizza. Iron Born added a second stand-alone location in 2018. “Our pizzas are even more delicious than they look on Instagram,” Chef Owner Pete Tolman says. “We have converted many thin-crust lovers to thick-crust enthusiasts by carefully composing textures and building flavors on every pizza. A hundred-percent organic flour, fresh roasted mushrooms with tons of herbs and caramelized garlic cloves are just a few ways we take our ingredients to a new level. We are probably best known for our White Pie. We made it at our first pop-up with Bar Marco, and it’s been a hit ever since.” The White Pie features roasted tomatoes, onion jam, ricotta and lemon arugula. The Spicy Pie features red sauce, hot Soppressata, pepperoni, house-made banana peppers and hot honey.
Proof Public House | Honolulu, Hawaii
The Hawaiian restaurant is attracting a lot of attention, even on the mainland for its unique take on pizza. Fried rice pizza was a recent special that featured char-sou pork, Chinatown kimchi, pocho sausage and oyster sauce. On the regular menu, the Haole is topped with a white sauce, Ponzu chicken, pineapple, white onion and balsamic drizzle. The Duck has a sage cream sauce base and is topped with smoked duck breast, roast garlic and fresh mozzarella. Its sandwich menu features a vegetarian delight: Avocado Toast with goat cheese, diced tomato, fresh avocado, basil and garlic oil.
1000 Degree Wood Fired Pizza | Mt. Summit, Indiana
This off-the-beaten-path pizzeria in a town with a population less than 350 regularly has lines out the door. It’s a destination pizza place that attracts customers from several miles away. The interior has a retro 50s vibe with ample outdoor seating as well. Its pizza menu offers a little something for everyone, from a margherita and meaty pies to taco and a Hawaiian. The menu also features cauliflower and gluten-free crust. Additionally, the pizzeria is known for its house-smoked pulled chicken, brisket and pulled pork.