A Look at Hot Pizzerias in the U.S.
The Galley, Asbury Park, New Jersey
This Jersey pizza spot lets it products speak. “Fresh and homemade totally defines us here at Galley,” says Chef/Owner Kris Black. “And what makes us stand out is how we do it. What you see is what you get. It’s the same every single time. Consistent, amazing, yet simple food that people love time and time again. Adding items randomly to our secret menu totally keeps everyone on their toes as well. Our styles of pizza — well this is a good one. We’ve perfected them all. So we have a regular thin crust. It’s thin, thinner than most places you’ll go to. It’s available in rounds 12- and 14-inch and square 18-inch. Then we have our “bar pie” and by bar pie we mean the style. Because it’s 16-inch round ultra thin, fantastic pie. Doesn’t get thinner — anywhere. We’ve also perfected a Sicilian style pizza that we double proof and never pre cook like most places would. 16-inch thick, but not too thick and super crispy yet light and airy. But we’re not done. The Detroit style pies. They are just straight savage. Cheese to the edge, no crust, buttery bottom, thick, but light and airy. And all of our pies are always cooked crispy/well done. If they aren’t perfect, you don’t get it. That’s our style. Everyone loves all of our pies so it’s hard to say which ones they go crazy for because we have such variety everyone switches it up. But a signature pizza, you will not find anywhere else I promise.. is called the Station 83. We make it in all of those styles, so depending on your mood, it’s up to you. It starts with our house made chili oil, our perfect mozzarella cheese blend, a spicy salami(not too spicy) and impastata ricotta cheese. After the pie is cut, we drizzle hot honey and a nice amount of fresh basil. Every flavor rocks your palate at different times; we promise it’s amazing.”
Pizzeria Undici, Massapequa, New York
This Long Island pizzeria opened this summer with the mission to bring nostalgic old-school pizza to the community. Guests are greeted by a display case of a dozen pies available by the slice, as well as assorted rolls. The authentic Italian pizzeria serves up classics like the Margherita and Bianco. It also offers an upside-down Sicilian pizza. The menu also features calzones, rolls, garlic knots, salads and ice cream. Undici’s outdoor seating adds to the old school vibe with its large red picnic tables and umbrellas.
Speak Cheezy, Long Beach, California
Speak Cheezy was recently listed in the Washington Post’s “The Best Pizza in America, Region by Region” for its California-style pizza. It received high marks for its squash blossoms and fennel-crushed sausage. The sourdough pizza uses locally milled and organic flours. The pizzeria also focuses on local ingredients. In addition to California style, Speak Cheezy also serves Sicilian, Neo New York and Chicago Tavern style. The shop thrives on its new pie alerts, like the Pumpkin Honey Bunny with mozzarella & fontina, rings of delicatta squash, Weiser Family Farms honeynut squash ricotta, black kale and Julie’s pepitas.