Pizza in America
Chefs lift the humble pie to star status
Americans spend $32 billion a year on pizza in restaurants, about half of it at chains such as Pizza Hut, Domino's, Papa John's and Little Caesars. But the other half of our pizza dollars go to independent pizzerias, most of them mom-and-pop shops, but now also places like Pizzeria Bianco and venues from famous chefs such as Nancy Silverton, whose partnership with Mario Batali produced Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 28, 2008.