Tucson Eats: pizza
Pizza may no longer be Italian, but it’s definitely experiencing a Renaissance. These days it seems like everyone and their Jewish grandmother are making pizza, from famed chef Mario Batali to the hipster who delivers it on his bicycle.
Pizza is both high and low culture. Some restaurants in Tucson serve it with pinot noir and hand you forks and knives, while some pass out extra napkins to swab the grease with.
The old debate about New York versus Chicago just doesn’t hold anymore. Not only are people making pizza into quesadillas, but you’ve got old-style Neapolitan, Sonoran-style, vintage gourmet New York and hybrids of all genres. It’s hard these days to pin down a pizza, but that’s what you’ve gotta do if you’re choosing the best.
Whether you’re going out for a fancy meal or you fancy something greasy after the bars close, here are our favorites.—Andi Berlin, Special to Metromix
Pictured: Sean DeMars, a pizza maker at Time Market