There is nothing quite like South Shore bar pizza. The buttery, cracker-thin crust. The cheese — usually a mix of cheddar and mozzarella — that stretches all the way to the outer reaches of the dough and touches the pan as it cooks inside a deck oven to form a crispy, lacy edge. What used to be served in South Shore bars as a means to inspire more drinking has, over many decades, transformed into the main event. Everyone has their favorite spot, and like with any other regionally specific food, apocryphal origin stories abound. It doesn’t matter who invented bar pizza, though — it just matters that it exists.
Here are 10 of the best bar pizza joints in the area. (Before getting angry that a non-South Shore restaurant is listed first, please note that the map is organized from north to south, not ranked. That said, that non-South Shore restaurant makes really good South Shore pizza.)Read More