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Does Los Angeles Have the Best Pizza in the Country?

new Chef’s Table: Pizza Unless you count Chris Bianco (although his story is based in Phoenix) he may not have a Los Angeles pizzaiolo. But a new documentary-style short video, “To Live and Pie in LA” from Los Angeles-based content producer Tastemade, features several local pizza makers and offers insights into why Los Angeles pizza might be the best in the country.

In the video, Daniele Uditi of Pizzana, Tommy Brockert of La Sorted’s, Michael McSharry of Grá and Brooklyn Ave. It features interviews with Jorge Sandoval of Pizza Co. and highlights the availability of incredible products and the attention to detail in the cake making process. and the city’s general culinary open-mindedness as some of the reasons for LA’s current pizza mastery.

There’s no doubt that Los Angeles’ obsession and appreciation for good pizza, from New York style to Neapolitan, is still strong: recently witness the popularity and trend of one-of-a-kind Pijja Palace and Pizzeria Sei. one of the most iconic pies of other cities ends in Los Angeles. Bianco is back in Row DTLA with an outpost of Pizzeria Bianco, NYC deep-dish specialist Emmy Squared is now available in Santa Monica, and Brooklyn wood-fired legend Roberta’s has recently opened its second LA location, this time in Studio City. Check out the video below.

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Speaking of pizza…

As a nod to National Pepperoni Pizza Day (which apparently is today), Napoli’s Pizza Kitchen in Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks is offering free pepperoni pizza to guests from 4 p.m. today to Napoli’s, started by Edgar Martirosyan. He delivered pizza with Ellen DeGeneres at the 2014 Oscars.

A little LA love in NYT

this New York Times yesterday released a list of 2022’s favorite restaurants and selected 50 spots across the country. Anajak Thai, Here’s Looking at You, and Kato were the (only) Los Angeles restaurants that made the list.

Fried chicken and champagne at Ester

Chef David Kuo of Mar Vista’s Little Fatty brings his signature Tapei Hot Chicken to Esters Wine Bar in Santa Monica from 6 pm on Wednesday, September 21st Kuo’s chicken plates ($22), shiso It includes green goddess dressing, sesame slaw, and mini green onion buns—with the option to add caviar. Meanwhile, Esters pours one of co-owner Kathryn Coker’s favorite Champagne: Bereche et Fils “Vielles Vignes” Brut Reserve NV ($30/glass). There are only 50 orders of fried chicken, so first come, first served, reservations are available at Resy.

Anniversary of Toast Tabula Rasa

East Hollywood wine bar Tabula Rasa celebrates its sixth anniversary all week with a host of events and special events, including free food and a toy ride tonight (which is the actual anniversary) benefiting from CHLA. Also on the list: magnum specials, DJ sets, smash burgers and more.