Today's slice comes from Whole Foods Market, which sells slices for $3.50 each or two for $6, regardless of toppings.
I visit Whole Foods daily, because it's close to my office, and I have the pizza weekly. I like it. The crust is thin but doughy. Unlike traditional New York-style pizza, it lacks the rim of dough along the outside edge, but that's OK.
The oven gets nice and hot and the bottom of the crust usually has some super-tasty dark spots without burning the cheese up top.
Whole Foods also makes a nice variety of pizzas, from basic cheese to one-topping options like pepperoni or sausage to more complex multi-topping ones like the vegan, spinach and feta and others.
Turnover is good here, too, which means the slices are pretty fresh and don't generally need reheating. They sit under heat lamps, which could be a problem if they've been out of the oven too long, but that rarely seems to be the case.
The main problem at Whole Foods has been shrinkage. I haven't measured the pies but experience tells me that they've gotten smaller over time and, consequently, so have the slices.
For example, today's cheese and pepperoni – which has thin slices of large, mild pepperoni on top – measured a mere 7.75 inches by 8 inches, making it, by far, the most diminutive of the slices I've had this week.
Tomorrow I wrap up the week with a visit to a South Side place.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.