Pizza is one of the most beloved foods out there—and one of the most debated. Luckily, Boston is on somewhat neutral ground. Although the city has no signature pizza style of its own, it’s not hard to find Chicago-style deep dish and New York–style thin crust, as well as brick-oven, classic Italian, and innovative gourmet pies scattered across town. Here are a few of the restaurants that define Boston’s pizza scene:
Publican Quality Meats makes this 'nduja sausage, a spreadable Calabrian salami of pork, pork fat, and red peppers. The blood-orange discs lent a soft texture and spicy kick to Coalfire's (1321 W. Grand Ave.) famously charred crust, and the pizza’s fresh basil slices helped temper the sausage’s heat and latent fermented flavor. In terms of pronunciation, be sure to hang on that second syllable. It’s en-doo-ya.
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