Thrillist: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers


This is now our fourth edition of the Best Pizzerias in America, and this time around, we tried as much as possible to celebrate old-school places that we might not have given love to before, plus some of the newer shops that are pushing forward their own ideas of what the long-timer shops started. For reasons we can't understand, this has meant a rather large celebration of OG Jersey, alongside the newfangled trend of dousing pies in hot honey (sometimes in Jersey!).  

As with all of these lists, we will have left off your favorite place and you will not agree with our definition of a tomato pie, which is why God (or possibly the devil?) gave our stories a comments section. But enough with the formalities: here are some great pizzas. Go eat them now.



PIZZA domenica

New Orleans, LA

When you're the kid-sister spot of Alon Shaya's Domenica and Shaya -- which has earned so many awards in its 15-month life that it should get a pair of Nike shoes named after it -- you could easily rest on your figurative, flour-covered laurels and reap the benefits. Thankfully, PIZZA domenica does nothing like that. 

Take, for example, the muffuletta pizza, an ode to the meat-stacked New Orleans sandwich, which ended up on my table during my last visit. What could easily be a tourist-friendly gimmick is a remarkably inventive pie, and the myriad toppings -- mortadella, spicy salami, biting olives, provolone cheese, and a spiral of garlic aioli -- are as balanced as the original sandwich, yet so much better. Another favorite is the roasted carrot, which utilizes the surprising combination of thin red onion, crispy Brussels, beets, earthy hazelnuts, and the bright pop of goat cheese. But whatever pie you grab, start with the hulking, house-smoked chicken wings, which are coated in a glorious mess of Calabrian chile-infused sauce and served with pickled slivers of celery and a Gorgonzola fonduta, and are likely to turn you off ever eating another spot's wings. -- LC

Happy Tuesday from New Orleans by BRG Hospitality

March 24, 2016
By: Laura Arnoff, GoNola

Let’s be real. In most places, Tuesdays are irrefutably the worst day of the week. Don’t believe us? Just ask Buzzfeed. Tuesdays are long. They’re boring. There’s nothing fun going on, and it’s so far from the weekend it’s hopeless.

In New Orleans, we have sympathy for all those other places, because Tuesdays in this city are especially awesome! See what we mean?

And why wait ’til the weekend to enjoy a good happy hour? NOLA happy hours start with brunch on Tuesdays and span through the evening, covering everything from wine and beer to oysters and gourmet pizza. And you haven’t experience Taco Tuesday until you’ve tried it at one of these places*.

On top of all this midweek magic, some of the city’s finest hotels offer hefty discounts for midweek stay.



February 2016
By: Scott Gold, Thrillist

In the past few years, it’s been serious boom times for the New Orleans restaurant scene (and of course the drinking scene), and few places is that fact more readily apparent than the stretch of Magazine St from the Lower Garden District all the way down to Audubon Park. But not all restos were created equally, of course. Sometimes, winners gotta win, and when it comes to the cuisine of Magazine, there are some serious winners. Here are our favorites.

There are too many Italian joints on Magazine to list here, but of course PIZZA Domenica is worthy of your attention with its bubbly crust and always fresh and interesting toppings. Go for the prosciutto with arugula, and you can basically pass it off as having a salad for dinner.


Latina's Guide to New Orleans: Where to Eat, Drink, and Play by BRG Hospitality

LATINA: Kelli Acciardo

JANUARY 15, 2016


Two words: whole cauliflower (with whipped goat feta). Ok, technically that was six, but for good reason — this is the best app we sampled foodcrawling New Orleans. A whole head of cauliflower is roasted with herbs, olive oil, and other goodness, then served with a steak knife in its heart, accompanied by a side of the most epic tangy and perfectly flavored goat cheese. It's like we died and went to Pizza Domenica heaven. Also noteworthy: the smoked pork pizza with mozzarella, red onion, Anaheim chili, and salsa verde and the wood-roasted octopus ­with potatoes, jalapeno, and tomato. Que rico!

4933 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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