10 Best Dishes in L.A. for Homesick New Yorkers
Ah, yes. The quintessential pizza dilemma. Where can a weepy New Yorker find the sort of wide-bodied, coal-fired, cheese slice he grew up on, fermented with Brooklyn water and perfectly foldable? Nowhere, really. At least not to the absolute perfection of someone whose mind has created a perfect pizza product that may not even exist. Instead, join the crowd at Pizzeria Mozza for a taste of its fantastic veal tongue and mushroom pizza. Or, for a truly great non-NY pie, scoot over to Mr. Pizza in Koreatown. The Potato Gold pizza is legendary, with ground beef, corn, potato wedges, bacon, sour cream and nacho chip flakes covering every available surface, and all on a sweet potato crust. More toned-down versions come topped with bulgogi, carne asada or chicken alfredo. This will never be the pizza you grew up on, but it's a near-perfect slice of what Los Angeles can offer you, if you let it. 3881 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; 213-738-0077.
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