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Peel Wood Fired Pizza in Edwardsville, Illinois.
The name is Peel, but the centerpiece of this year-old Edwardsville restaurant is its wood-burning oven. Imported from Italy, it crackles with 800 degrees of life, crisping the crusts of pizzas in a couple of minutes, imbuing chicken wings with a whisper of smoke. During these bleak, snowy January days, the temptation to curl up beside the hearth is strong. Click here to continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Peel Wood Fired Pizza. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.