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For good or for bad, Best Of lists are the reality of the food media world we live in. They just don’t stop appearing. We read them, we sometimes debate, and then we move onto the next list. The world goes on. We are not here to indict the Best Of list. We are here to point out that luxury glossy magazine Travel & Leisure just dropped a Best Of list that names Chicago the best pizza city in the United States.

[Deep breath.] For good or for bad, Best Of lists are the reality of the food media world we live in. They just don’t stop appearing. We read them, we sometimes debate them, and then we move onto the next list. The world goes on. We are not here to indict the Best Of list. We are here to point out that luxury glossy magazine Travel & Leisure just dropped a Best Of list that names Chicago the best pizza city in the United States.

It’s a bold choice, but one we aren’t completely shaking our fists at. Though, being based in New York City and having made trips to Totonno’s, Lucali, L&B Spumoni Gardens, Patsy’s, Sam’s Chops, Roberta’s, Di Fara, Motorino, Paulie Gee’s, Co. and Lombardi’s (the first pizzeria in America), we might just say that third place seems a little, well, low. Providence, RI is number two, which we’ll leave at that.

Here is the top 10 (complete list here)

1. Chicago
2. Providence, RI
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, GA
9. Nashville
10. Kansas City, MO

On a related note, here are bunch of pizza movie scenes threaded together.

The list of the movies, as sequenced [via BuzzFeed]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Loverboy
The Jerk
Wayne’s World
Stripes
Spider-Man 2
Saturday Night Fever
Spaceballs
Slap Shot
Men At Work
The Goonies
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Bio-Dome
Fast Times (redux)
Do The Right Thing
Dog Day Afternoon
Back To The Future 2
Die Hard
Goodfellas
Be Kind Rewind
The Bicycle Thief
Do The Right Thing
The Net
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
The Gold Of Naples
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Half Baked
Home Alone
Manhattan
Mars Attacks!
Bio-Dome
Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Rock ‘N’ Roll High School
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Sixteen Candles
Stripes
Home Alone
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Honorable Mentions:

Dude, Where’s My Car?
Home Alone 2
Joe’s Apartment
Mr. Deeds
Suburbia (Linklater)
Super 8