I’m working on a list of pizzerias that create the crave inducing (at least to people from the area) taste that many of of know and love. This list will be mainly of places in the Steubenville area and the places mentioned in the comments of my original post about Ohio Valley Pizza. If you have any recommendations or know of any places that I’ve missed please send me an email and I’ll add it to the list.
On a sad (at least for me) and somewhat belated note I must inform all of you that Iggy’s Pizza in Steubenville has closed. 50 cent Tuesday slices will be a sadly missed tradition when I visit home now.
We went into Sunflower Market last Saturday on our regular monthly run and were treated to some bad news. SuperValu Inc. will be closing all 3 of the Sunflower Market locations in Columbus on February 18. This comes as a blow to those of us that enjoyed the store for their selection of organic and local food. Its slightly lower price point and the lack of overbearing patrons made it a nice change of pace from Whole Foods. On a positive note anyone looking for a good deal will enjoy the 25% off discount that began tonight and will continue to grow as they near their closing.
Sunflower Markets in Columbus are located at:
889 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43214
South Campus Gateway
18 East Ninth Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
4305 West Dublin-Granville Road
Dublin, OH 43017
AH, Ohio Valley Pizza, nothing quite says, I’m from the middle of nowhere like making up your own style of pizza (or something). Now if you’re not from Steubenville or Toronto you may not know exactly what Ohio Valley Pizza is. First off, it is the best pizza on the face of the earth. Secondly, there is no contesting the first fact because I said so. HAH. Anyway the first thing that you’ll notice that is odd about our favorite pizza is that it’s square. Square as in it’s made in a square pan and then cut into square pieces. Then you’ll notice that the cheese isn’t melted all the way. The uncooked toppings are put on after the sauce, base cheese (minimal), and dough are cooked. You always have to make sure to have a slice ASAP before everything melts on the drive/walk back to your place. You’ll also notice that our pizza sauce isn’t really much of a sauce at all as much as it is just stewed tomatoes. Also the crust is a mix between a deep dish and thin crust. It is very much Focaccia bread, if you’ve ever had that. Oh, and the best part is that you buy it by the slice. So I can just walk up on any given Tuesday and get dinner for 2 bucks. The “by the slice thing” causes considerable issues for those who are only used to ordering this way. I’ve heard of more than a few people that have walked in to pizza joints in other cities and walked out with 8 large pizzas when they really just wanted 8 pieces. Anyway that was my much delayed description of the best pizza on earth, I hope it’s brightened your day considerably.