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Best Pizza Places by Scoop OTP

Best Pizza Places by Scoop OTP

Aug 16, 2015

Scoop OTP‘s contributor Joe Duffy ranks the top pizza places outside the perimeter of Atlanta. No cuisine or food item is more demonstrative of the skyrocketing quality of suburban dining options than pizza. It was not long ago that Del Pizzo’s in Suwanee was a godsend, a rare northern quality purveyor of pizza ensconced amongst LittleDominosPapaHuts galore. Here is to not longing for the bad ole days of the pizza chain of fools. The sobering scoop is that OTP is still burdened by a paucity of praiseworthy deep-dish alternatives since Roswell Tap transitioned from being restaurant-oriented to a watering hole for the middle-aged mini-van mafia. Victim of the transformation, the Saturday-only upper crust deep-dish pizza was sliced (so to speak) from the menu. A few Brazilian pizza curators have also come and gone. Sumptuous foodie recompense has been the light-speed proliferation of Neapolitan pizza transmigration, mirroring the precedence set by New York style vendors. Risking being accused of cheesy puns, our crusty food critic is sure to provoke saucy debate with this mushrooming list of elite OTP pizzerias. Pizza OTP 11) Bobby G’s Chicago Eatery (Milton) A common myth is that Chicago-style pizza is synonymous with deep dish. Bobby G’s destroys that urban legend with righteous Chicago thin crust pizza. Admittedly, Bobby G’s edges out several other “best of” candidates because Chicago pizza is such a scarce commodity OTP. Despite their failed business model of franchising, this now one and only whereabouts does the Windy City justice. 10) Double Zero Napoletana (Atlanta) Just a notch outside the perimeter, named after the signature flour required for authentic wood-fire pizza, they were among the first to transport the style north of Georgia Tech. 9) LaBella’s Pizzeria (Marietta) Trusted sources tell us they have become “hit-or-miss.” Perhaps not coincidently, they were put on my radar screen at least 15 years ago by a New York bred pastry chef. La Bella’s superior dough is the tipping point ensuring their inclusion. 8) Alpine Bakery & Trattoria (Alpharetta) Dispensing pizza was the second of three well-orchestrated phases: bakery, pizzeria, and trattoria. Our affection for their pizza traces back to when they offered takeout only one block from their current address. Yes,...

Anderson’s Sunflower Field Opens Tuesday

Anderson’s Sunflower Field Opens Tuesday

Jul 24, 2015

Where is a great and unique place in Cumming, GA to take family photos or graduation photos? Where can I see and purchase sunflowers?

Best BBQ in the Burbs of Atlanta

Best BBQ in the Burbs of Atlanta

Jul 20, 2015

Scoop OTP’s Contributor, Joe Duffy, prepared his top 10 list of the best BBQ places OTP, Outside The Northern Perimeter of Atlanta.  As a grizzled, cantankerous, and brash food snob, I recognize the two subjects most indisputable to commence a food fight among restaurant nerds are deliberating about the best pizza or barbecue. The prevailing theory is that pizza and barbecue partisans become wed to a style (Texas, Memphis, East and West Carolina, etc. all have distinct methods), creating a built-in chasm even before eminence is mused. Fear not, in what is assured to be the most inflammatory and bellicose editorial in the history of Scoop OTP — well at least until the pizza expose — here is the infallible guide to the best of OTP barbecue. 10) Moonie’s Texas Style Barbecue Pitmaster J emanates from Austin, Texas, considered by many to be the barbecue capital of the world — another rabble-rousing declaration. What nobody can call into question is that Flowery Branch is home to outstanding Texas barbecue. 9) Fitzgerald’s Smoked Meats What’s in a name? A lot as they are truly about the meats: beef brisket, pulled pork, plus Brunswick stew. Staples at both the Lilburn and Johns Creek farmers markets, aficionados can purchase Fitzgerald’s talents by the pound or on a sandwich. Side options are often non-existent, but take home a few pounds and make your own sides. 8) Smokin’ Mo’s The mobile food trailer is ubiquitous in the Alpharetta/Cumming region. Lines are long and choices are ample on Mo’s diverse menu. For once, even foodies like to hear, “Welcome to Mo’s.” 7) Swallow at the Hallow Many will proclaim SATH was the first to bring quality barbecue to the suburbs. On the other hand, purists will bemoan the smoke taste is substantially more subtle than their elite brethren. Long-time restaurateur Bill Greenwood nullifies to noiselessness noshing nattering nabobs of negativism with possibly the best sausage inside or outside 285. 6) ‘Cue Barbecue From the long-time pitmaster of the aforesaid Swallow at the Hallow, the resemblance is beyond reproach. Why do they get the edge over their barbecue patriarch? These taste buds impart the Brunswick stew formula has been refined and...

Top 10 OTP Food Trucks

Top 10 OTP Food Trucks

Jul 3, 2015

What are the best food trucks OTP? Thanks to Scoop OTP website for this list!

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