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What’s up foodies it’s Krager, and welcome to this week’s issue of The Foodie Maps Las Vegas! Also, a warm pizza-filled welcome to our new subs!
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Happy Pi Day!
This past Sunday 3/14 was Pi Day! If you missed out on all the sweet deals or are just craving some crust, cheese, and sauce, then I’ve got some great news for you: this week’s issue is exclusively about pizza! We will be exploring the many kinds of pizza available in Vegas, including Chicago deep-dish, New York-style, and even some experimental square pizzas.
Let’s get to it!
⭐ Featured Pizza
Good Pie Downtown LV
Now that’s a good-looking pie! Good Pie is located Downtown near the Arts District. Vincent Rotolo, a famous pizzaiolo from Brooklyn, opened the place in an attempt to combine old NY tradition with modern ingredients and techniques. With Italy-imported ingredients, Good Pie serves NY-style street slices, Brooklyn-style round pies, Detroit-style squares, Gluten-free, and Vegan pizzas. There’s certainly a lot to try here, which is a great reason to keep coming back!
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🍽️ Chicago Deep-Dish
Chicago takes the expression “pizza pie” quite literally with their deep-dish pizza. The pies are nearly a completely different cuisine from their pizza relatives. The culinary capital of the world, Las Vegas, has quite a few famous deep-dish spots on and off the Strip. Let’s take a look at a few…
A Local’s Deep-Dish Pick
Founded by a homesick Chicagoan, Amore Taste of Chicago brings traditional deep-dish to Vegas residents. In addition to deep-dish pizzas, they boast a menu of “non-Americanized Italian cuisine.” With a location near Spring Valley and a second location just opening in Henderson, Amore’s has established itself as a local favorite.
A Chicago Classic
Named “Best Pizza of Chicago” for several years by the Chicago Magazine, Giordano’s is a well-known and established Chicago chain for deep-dish pizza. In recent years, the chain has begun to expand outside of the Midwest. In 2018, Giordano’s opened a location at the new Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s on the Las Vegas Blvd. This proved to be a successful move as Giordano’s has opened a second Vegas location geared more towards locals. Giordano’s is certainly on my to-visit list next time I’m at the Strip!
🍽️ Unique Pizzas!
Pizza is such a versatile dish that can be served in so many different forms. I remember hating on pizza-flavored Pringles and then being shocked when they tasted great. In this section, we will explore some restaurants and chefs who have taken great risks in improving a classic.
Gemma Gemma's Square Pies
Who knew pizza would look so different in the shape of a square? Why is pizza cooked in a circular pan anyways? Chef Marc Marrone and Todd Lunger challenged circular pizzas by introducing their new Gemma Gemma’s Square Pies. This unique shape for pizzas allows for more cheese, toppings, and overall, more pizza! With the ability to customize your pie however you like, there are some real opportunities for photogenic pizza at Gemma Gemma’s.
Shhhhh… It’s a Secret
Secret Pizza is sooo secret, that it’s deliberately missing from directories and online guides. Tucked away on the third floor of The Cosmopolitan, you wouldn’t know this little eatery is there unless you followed the record-lined hallway. Secret Pizza surely does not fit the atmosphere of The Cosmopolitan, but it is a great cheap-eats with late-night hours and vibes. Stop by next time you are wandering the Strip at 3 am!
🍕 New York-Style
New York-style pizza is characteristically made with large hand-tossed crust and ginormous slices. Often times you will find yourself having to fold a slice in half just to keep it together! Like with Chicago-style pizza, Vegas is also home to a plethora of New York-inspired pizza places.
Coal-fired brick ovens & a 100-year-old secret dough recipe? You can find both of these at Grimaldi’s Pizza in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian. Originally a chain in Brooklyn, Grimaldi’s has been expanding to other parts of the US in recent years. Las Vegas and Grimaldi’s New York-style pizzas share one thing in common, both were favorites of Frank Sinatra!
Pop Up Pizza
Pop Up Pizza is a classic old-school pizza joint located in the Plaza Downtown LV. They boast a selection of New York-style pizzas by the slice or pie. If you ever find yourself downtown and in the mood for some quick eats, Pop Up Pizza definitely should be on your radar.
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