In case you missed last week’s column in the Go! section of the Monterey Herald, I’m looking for votes for favorite pizza shops around town. If you’ve already submitted your votes, thank you. If not, send your vote my way. We’ll be making the rounds soon, so keep an eye out on my column and my blog for the results.
Few subjects get the blood of a native New Yorker boiling more than the age-old question: who makes the best pizza?
New Yorkers love their pizza — and they’re not alone, West Coasters are equally passionate. East or West, we all have our favorite pizzerias, where we pick up a pie to go or linger with pizza, pints and pals.
The other day, I had a heated discussion about pizza with a friend who’s a recent transplant from the East Coast by way of D.C. and previously New York.
He’s been underwhelmed by the pizza scene here — a sentiment I’ve heard from a couple other former New Yorkers too. Ouch.
My bruised ego got to thinking about the state of pizza on the Peninsula. And I posed a challenge back to him — we’d visit our local pizza parlors and I’d help him find good pizza.
And so we begin our pizza quest. But I need your help, readers! Where do you go for pizza? I’m looking for local shops — no chain pizzerias, please — where you find a perfect pepperoni pizza or a marvelous margherita.
Drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @offthemenu831 with your recommendations for the best pizzerias in town. We’ll make the rounds, and look for the results of our pizza parties in my column in the weeks ahead.