Tuesday, July 6, 2010
#68: Pizza with Pepperoni, Sausage and Mushroom at Pizza-a-Go-Go
By Ian Froeb
on Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 1:41 PM
Whether you are of the cracker-and-Provel school or a Neapolitan aficionado, you should be able to find a place in your heart for Pizza-a-Go-Go. The crust is thin but not too thin, with a nice chew and a subtle flavor. The cheese is generously applied -- tangy, but not too greasy. The toppings -- the fennel-rich sausage, especially -- are bursts of flavor.
The LaFata family, founder Frank and now his son, Paul, have operated Pizza-a-Go-Go since 1964, and when I say that any pizza there is my favorite, it is partly because no matter what I order, the good vibes from its charming Lindenwood Park address -- with its cooler for BYOB beer and Italian soccer memorabilia on the walls, as much a family room as a restaurant -- always sends me home with a smile.Pizza-a-Go-Go
6703 Scanlan Avenue
$16.50 (large)I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite
dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are
expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious.
Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments
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My favorite pizza from Pizza-a-Go-Go is any pizza from Pizza-a-Go-Go. Pepperoni, sausage and mushroom happened to be the arrangement I chose last week when the mood for one of St. Louis' best pies struck. And, like lightning, when that mood strikes, nothing else matters.