Two Types of Rhode Island Pizza Make Top Famous Pizzas of the World List
Let's be honest: Pizza is one of the greatest food inventions mankind has concocted.
Whether you're a fan of deep dish or thin crust, extra cheese or just sauce, no one should be judged on their pizza preference. There's a reason there's a cornucopia of styles and flavors. From buffalo chicken to meat lover's, pizza brings people together and I'm here for it.
I recently discovered a website that's a foodie paradise called World Food Atlas/Taste Atlas. Bloggers worldwide have compiled some of the tastiest and worst dishes known to humanity. One compilation that caught my eye was called "Famous Pizzas Of The World."
Two of the delicious pies on the list originated in Providence, Rhode Island.
Rhode Island's Famous Pizza Strips
This is a form of pizza you either love or hate. I'll be honest, I was not a fan as a kid, but the older I got, the more I subdued to the tastiness of pizza strips. Perhaps it's the fact it doesn't come with cheese that turned me off for so long, but these saucy strips are a huge hit in Rhode Island. Locals refer to this style as "party pizza" and it's often found at family gatherings. The crust is thick and the sauce is thin or thick, depending on the business.
This one made me say "no way" when I first saw it, considering the amount of restaurants that serve grilled pizza around the world. Truth be told, the original grilled-style pizza was born in Providence, Rhode Island, just like pizza strips. According to Taste Atlas, the famous Al Forno restaurant on South Water Street is responsible for this clever way of cooking a pizza that gives off a delicious charred and smokey taste with every bite.It's a must-try.
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