The State of Pizza in Denver is…
Welcome to City Cast Denver’s Pizza Week! We’re kicking off our week-long celebration of (and descent into madness through) Denver’s best crust, sauce, toppings, and cheese with a wide-ranging chat on the precarious position of Denver pizza today. Even before the pandemic, the Mile High City’s pies were wildly underrated, and we think it’s time to stand up and be proud of all the awesome pizza that we have! Westword’s food editor Molly Martin joins host Bree Davies, producer Paul Karolyi, and newsletter editor Peyton Garcia to chew on some local pizza history and lay down a roadmap for Denver’s shining pizza future.
Paul mentioned the Denver Pizza Podcast that he co-hosts with his wife Megan Arellano.
All the pizza places we mentioned in this episode:
- Cart Driver (RiNo)
- Redeemer (RiNo)
- The Greenwich (RiNo)
- Joy Hill (South Broadway)
- Blue Pan Pizza (West Highland, Congress Park)
- Big Bill’s New York Pizza (Centennial)
- ShowBiz Pizza (RIP)
- Little Caesar’s at (Kmart [RIP]; Various other locations are still open. The mascot had his chest hair removed, too.)
- Domino’s (Various)
- Anthony’s (Various)
- Pizza Hut (Various)
- Carl’s Italian (West Highland)
- Lechuga’s (Highland, Lakewood)
- Organ Grinder (RIP)
- Beau Jo’s (Idaho Springs, etc.)
- Pizza Pals Playzone (Inside Meow Wolf’s Convergence Station; Designed by Everything is Terrible)
- Crush Pizza + Tap (RIP)
- Rosalee’s (Longmont)
All the other pizza places listeners and readers recommended:
- Everyday Pizza (RiNo)
- Mod Pizza (Lowry, etc.)
- Papa Murphy’s (Various)
- Osteria Marco (Larimer Square)
- Funky Flame (Sunnyside)
- Pietra’s (Wheat Ridge)
- Patxi’s (Uptown, Cherry Hills, etc.)
- Kaos Pizzeria (South Pearl)
- Pie Hole (South Broadway)
- Walter’s 303 (Lowry, Uptown, Littleton)
- Ester’s (Virginia Village, Park Hill)
- Pizzeria Lui (Lakewood)
- Brooklyn’s Finest (Downtown, Regis)
- Denver Pizza Co. (Various)
- Hops & Pie (Berkeley)
- Pizzeria Locale (Various)
- Oblio’s (Recently redesigned their menu away from pizza, but still open in Park Hill)
- Grabowski’s (RiNo)
Even. More. Pizza. Plus, some real news and useful info in today’s CCD newsletter: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/
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