Best pizza in unexpected places
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Some of the country's best pies can be found in cities other than New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Here, F&W names the best places for pizza in cities you might not expect, including a old auto-repair garage and a restaurant in Phoenix that uses organic flour and has a line out the door.
Louisville, Ky.: Garage Bar
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Chef Michael Paley, owner of local favorite Proof on Main, serves Italian-meets-Southern pizzas—like Margherita topped with country ham—inside a renovated auto-repair garage.
Ann Arbor, Mich.: Mani Osteria
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Adam Baru worked under restaurateur Danny Meyer before returning to his hometown to open his first restaurant. Wood-fired ovens turn out pies like the Farmers’ Market, loaded with local vegetables.
Yountville, Calif.: Redd Wood
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Richard Reddington, who runs the elegant Redd down the street, goes casual at this industrial-chic Napa trattoria. The focus is on salumi, antipasti, well-priced wines and rustic pizzas with crispy, ultra-thin crusts. “It’s a place for an impromptu meal or a reprieve from wine tasting,” says Reddington.