10 Weirdest Pizzas in the U.S.

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What flavor of ice cream would you put on pizza? Pizza, of course!

Pizza is so universally loved because it's adaptable to any personal tastes or dietary preferences. Don't like bread? It's ok to leave the crust on the plate. Don't eat meat? Load your pie with lots of veggies. And even if you can't stand to so much as look at a tomato, there are plenty of other sauces to choose from: alfredo, pesto, or something unexpected like hummus.

But it's because pizza is a blank canvas that it also lends itself to off-the-wall adaptations. That's what this list is all about. From the decadent (like caviar) to the eccentric (like bone-in frog legs), the toppings on these ten pizzas are unbelievable.

Frankford Avenue Taco from Pizza Brain

Can you believe there's a place on earth where you can order a slice of pizza pie a la mode? This Philadelphia pizzeria has a one-of-a-kind special that no other shop will dare replicate: a slice of cheese pizza topped with fresh basil and three small scoops of pizza-flavored ice cream, a mix of tomato, basil, and garlic, which is available year-round at Little Baby's Ice Cream.


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10 Underrated Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

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Jackie Mercandetti
Sure it's a hotel restaurant, but have you had the sangria at Rita's Kitchen?
It's a familiar scene: You're in your main food hang-out in town and it's dead. Why is it dead? You know it's great but for one reason or another your favorite joint just doesn't get the cred it deserves. We have a few of those places and we're sure you have many more. Here's our list of the most underrated dining spots in town, but if you think we missed any, pipe up in the comments section and let us know.

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Summer Schedules for 19 Metro Phoenix Restaurants

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There's nothing worse than looking forward to eating at your favorite local restaurant all day, only to show up and find that it's closed. Unfortunately, during summer in Phoenix that can be a pretty common occurrence.

With the snow birds and the tourists mostly long gone, things get slow -- like, really slow -- for those in the hospitality business. As such, many of our favorite local chefs and restauranteurs choose to shut down or cut back on hours to rest up, relax, and do some R+D.

Here are 19 independent Phoenix restaurants will summer hours or closures this year.

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5 Best Restaurants in The Biltmore Neighborhood Right Now

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Heather Hoch
The Smokey pizza at The Parlor.
You'd never know that fine dining has taken a downturn when you look at the restaurant scene in the Biltmore neighborhood. This upscale area surrounding the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa continues to be one of the best dining and shopping destinations in town. There's been a lot of growth in the area recently, but some of our favorite spots continue to be those that have been neighborhood staples for years.

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10 Best Things I Ate and Drank in May

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Lauren Saria
A polenta board from Crudo.
With the end of another month comes yet another look back on the best things I've eaten in the last few weeks. I've already shared a few in-depth looks at some really great dishes this month, including the frog legs I ate at Bryan's Black Mountain BBQ and the Carne Adovada Enchiladas at Los Dos Molinos. This list contains even more delicious bites, some from extravagant dinner events and others from well-known spots around town.

I hope you get to try some if it for yourself soon.

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10 Signs You're a Phoenix Foodie

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Nikki Buchanan
You'd recognize this pizza anywhere.
Don't worry, you don't have to be a Valley native to be considered a true Phoenix foodie. It's not how long you've lived here that gives you real culinary cred, but things like knowing where to find edible seafood and when it's peach picking season. Or knowing that a restaurant with Schreiner's sausages on the menu is probably legit.

Do you wake up early on Saturday mornings to get produce at Singh Farms?

Do you plan your weekend nights around the Late Night Love menu at FnB?

Do you think hot dogs should come off a truck, be bacon-wrapped and topped with beans, mayo, onions, and tomatoes?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you might be a Phoenix foodie. Here are some other important criteria.

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5 Best Restaurants in North Phoenix Right Now

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Katie Johnson
Bootleggers burger at Bootleggers
When it comes to the north Phoenix part of town, the question isn't whether there are good places to eat, but whether or not you can make time to get to them all. There's a lot of square mileage that constitutes this part of town, but whether you're from the neighborhood or just passing through, there are plenty of places worth checking out. Even better, north Phoenix is home to all sorts of great cuisines, from excellent Asian food to one of the best places in town for modern American smokehouse fare.

Here are the five best restaurants in north Phoenix right now.

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7 Food and Drink Books For Your Summer Reading List

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Your summer reading list is delicious.
Whether you're looking for a food-filled work of fiction or a more studious poolside read, there's something for everyone on Chow Bella's summer reading list. We've included several new and upcoming releases, as well as a few award-winning picks that came out late last year.

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The 11 Best Canned Beers in the Country

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Zach Fowle
The first beer can -- a heavy-gauge steel number that had to be stabbed open with a sharp piece of metal -- first hit the market almost 80 years ago. I envy the beer bloggers of those days. With just two beers available (Krueger's Cream Ale and Krueger's Finest Beer), ranking the best canned beers in the country would've been pretty easy. How far we've come: craftcans.com, an online database of canned craft beer, has catalogued nearly 1,500 brews packaged in aluminum. Choosing the best among them is no longer such a simple task.

Not that we'll stop trying. Some of the best canned beers in the country were announced as winners in the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival's medal competition Saturday (you can view a video of the medal ceremony here, if you're so inclined). But many more fantastic aluminum-housed ales and lagers weren't even sent to be judged. Here, we rank 11 beers you won't find at this Saturday's festival -- the best canned beers in the U.S.

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5 Best Restaurants in Glendale and Avondale Right Now

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Jackie Mercandetti
If you're a diner of the adventurous sort and happen to visit Lucky's King Wah in Glendale, it's a good idea to remember the words "Chef's Special."
When you think about it, you probably spend more time in Glendale than you realize. The city is home to the Arizona Cardinals, hosts the Phoenix Coyotes homes games, spring training, and a good number of large concerts throughout the year. With that being said, you don't have to eat at the numerous chain restaurants that surround these popular venues. Instead, try out one of these locally owned spots in Glendale and Avondale. You might get a one-of-a-kind dining adventure or a taste of somewhere else completely.

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