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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

#68: Pizza with Pepperoni, Sausage and Mushroom at Pizza-a-Go-Go

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Pizza with pepperoni, sausage and mushroom at Pizza-a-Go-Go - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • Pizza with pepperoni, sausage and mushroom at Pizza-a-Go-Go
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.

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.

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 thread.


#69: Bill's "Burger Meister Burger" at Cardwell's at the Plaza
#70: Sake (salmon) nigiri sushi at Nobu's Japanese Restaurant

#71: Massaman curry at Simply Thai
#72: The lunch buffet at Mayuri
#73: Fried chicken (spicy) at Porter's Fried Chicken
#74: Arancini at Lorenzo's Trattoria
#75: Meat shawarma at The Vine Mediterranean Café & Market
#76: The South Side Smoke at sandwich at Stellina Pasta Café
#77: Falafel at Kabob House
#78: A slice with pepperoni at Feraro's Jersey-Style Pizza
#79: Birria at Pueblo Nuevo
#80: Banh mi dac biet at Phuc Loi

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