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National Cheese Pizza Day 

September 5 was dubbed by the Internet as "National Cheese Pizza Day," but much like Earth Day, every day in America is Cheese Pizza Day. In that spirit, here are slices from coast to coast, from foldable plain slices to coma-inducing gut bombs. (Some pies feature a little extra toppings over that bed of cheese.)
Jennifer Silverberg
The Margarita pizza, with cheese and oregano, from Mr. X Pizza in South St. Louis, Missouri. Read more: Pizza My Heart: Mr. X will ignite your lust for crust.
Lee Klein
A Kings County slice in North Miami Beach: $2.25. Read more: Kings County Pizza Sells Da Real Brooklyn Slice.
Anne Fishbein
This white pie from Vito's in Los Angeles shows off the eternal power of mozzarella.
Laura Hahnefeld
The Mac 'N' Cheese Pizza from Nimbus American Bistro & Eatery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read more: Nimbus American Bistro & Brewery: Monkey See, Monkey Need to Do (Better).
Sara Kerens
The Hot and Crumbled: Jimmy's Spicy Italian, chopped tomatoes and ricotta at Fireside Pies on North Henderson in Dallas, Texas. Read more: Dallas' Five Best Pizzas.
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A cheese slice from Arinell Pizza at 509 Valencia (at 16th Street) in San Francisco. Read more: San Francisco's Top Five Pizzerias.
Dave Lieberman
The stuffed pizza at Tony's Little Italy in Placentia, Orange County, California. Read more: Deep They Delved Us: Battle Chicago Pie.
Robert Sietsema
Polpettine ("Meatball") is a pizza on the Lunch and Late Lunch menus at Pulino's, 282 Bowery in New York City, named New York's Best Pizza in 2011. Read more: Polpettine Pizza -- With a Gooey Egg -- at Pulino's, Dish #59.
Alma Guzman
With wood fire, coal fire, and all manner of other artisan pizza places springing up all over the Twin Cities, it's nice to see someone bucking the trend. Zamboni's Pizza (St. Paul, Minnesota) offers crispy thin crust from a regular ol' deck oven, but the pizza is far from average. Read more: Zamboni's Pizza catering to the Xcel crowd.
The Roman: The third-favorite dish of Seattle Weekly restaurant critic Hanna Raskin, it's "covered with mozzarella and pecorino cheeses, then garnished with spinach leaves and papery panes of artichoke heart." Read more: 100 Favorite Dishes: The Roman at The Independent Pizzeria
Jim Wills
When in Denver, Colorado, you can put your mouth on a slice from Fat Sully's, at 3231 East Colfax.
The next time you're in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, stop into Miami's Best Pizza: Joey's, Fratelli la Bufala, and Rack's.
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Jennifer Silverberg
The Margarita pizza, with cheese and oregano, from Mr. X Pizza in South St. Louis, Missouri. Read more: Pizza My Heart: Mr. X will ignite your lust for crust.
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