Don't roll your eyes - it is so true, but with one little caveat: the ingredients must be top-notch. This means no wilted spinach, old sprouty onions, tasteless tomatoes, or scraps from the bottom of your fridge. It also means that your sauce must be flavorful and - preferably - home-made.
When it comes to the perfect pizza, I've done several posts on making your own (I'm apparently a bit of an addict), but for some reason I've completely neglected to talk about one of my favorite take-away pizza places.
Fortunately, that mistake is about to be remedied, as I lovingly dedicate the remainder of this post to the hipsters at Classic Slice in Milwaukee.
Somehow their pizza always convinces me that driving 2 hours, out-of-state, just for lunch, makes perfect sense, despite the fact that there are 10 pizza places within a stone's throw of my apartment. Yep, I'm really that pathetic!
Pictured, below, is one of the main reasons that CH and I keep keep going back to Classic Slice: the bread sticks. Not only are they made from the same flawless dough that's used for the pizza, but they're also covered with fresh garlic and herbs, and accompanied by a pot of tasty tomato sauce.
Even though Classic Slice offers 3 vegan options, the control freak side of me leads me to the "create your own" option time and time again. I'm a sucker for black and green olives, garlic, tomatoes, and lots and lots of nutritional yeast (see the pic below). Extra sauce is great, too....