Castro: The 150 mile round trip, memorable journey to Neptune New Jersey to eat an entire 20″ pizza and win a free t-shirt was more than enough to make the cut.
Plichter: Never have I felt so awful after an eating experience. Def needed to be mentioned.
Castro: The gravy induced roast beef pizza consumed in a back alley next to a grease dumpster easily gets a top spot.
Plichter: Any pizza this original needs to get the recognition it deserves.
9. Soho Pizza
Castro: The perfect swirl of BBQ sauce had me licking my lips for hours.
Plichter: I’ve had plenty of BBQ pizzas in my day, and this was by far the best.
Castro: The exclusive, advance order dough was well worth the 24 hour wait to eat 14 slices between the two of us.
Plichter: Although I don’t consider this the “best” pizza around, their sweet sauce and charred crust are a welcomed change of pace for anyone who eats pizza as much as we do.
7. Merc Brothers
Castro: Who can forget the Merc Brothers VS Tony’s debacle which ultimately ended with Tony’s getting stunnered for the thin crust championship belt.
Plichter: Nothing like getting reacquainted with an old friend, especially one as delicious as this.
6. Angelo’s Pizza Kitchen
Castro: The Mexican’s sour cream and Jalapeno’s made this one my absolute favorite gourmet pizzas thus far.
Plichter: Just as amazing as I had remembered. Glad to see that some pizzerias can withstand the test of time.
5. Stogie Joe’s
Castro: Stogie Joe’s crackling fireplace and sausage white pie made me realize that they made the square pie their bitch. San “who” cci’s?
Plichter: I’d like to personally thank Stogie Joe’s for rekindling my love affair with square pizza. Their white, sausage, and broccoli pie totally trumps Santucci’s.
4. Charlie’s Pizzeria
Castro: The doughboys’ very first review. This sweet sausage pizza popped our cherries and introduced us to the world food criticism. Acting like you know everything about pizza is the best!
Plichter: The first of many delicious pizzas, and one started us on our road to glory. There’s nothing like weirding out old people and talking about pizza like a pro.
Castro: Man, 2 giant slices of crispy chicken parm pizza and a soda for $5 would take the #3 spot on anyone’s list.
Plichter: I don’t know how they do it, but they take the concept of chicken parm pizza to a new level.
2. The Couch Tomato Café.
Castro: The smoky BBQ pulled pork pie was such a welcomed change to our normal pizza intake.
Plichter: Amazing originality and execution. Any one of their specialty pies are a safe bet.
1. Vince’s and Johnny G’s
Castro: 2, number one first place spots? Yeah, thats right. I could eat both pies from both of these places for the rest of my life (god willing) and I would be completely and utterly happy. A congratulations is in order to both winners for making some of the sexiest pizzas Northeast Philly has ever laid eyes on.
Plichter: I know I know, a bit disappointing that we couldn’t have a decisive number one. But both their whites pies were absolutely stunning. I never expected myself to put a white pizza as a favorite, but they’ve made me a believer.