Today marks the close of the first ever Pizza Week over at Eater Boston: more crusty, cheesy pizza coverage than you could possibly imagine. Here are some of the highlights, plus some big stories from the non-pizza world.
INTERVIEWS—For the Master Pizzamaker series, Eater spoke with Richie Zapata of Pizzeria Regina, Juan Ventura of Ernesto's and Rick Katz of Picco. Coppa and Toro chef Jamie Bissonnette provided his favorite list of Boston pizzas and local chefs and critics shared their pizza horror stories during yesterday's Bad Pizza Power Hour. All Star Pizza Bar dished about its first week in business and Area Four's chef de cuisine Jeff Pond spoke about his beloved ten-year-old sourdough starter.
SPECIAL PIES—Local chefs who don't typically serve pizza were kind enough to create special Pizza Week Pizzas just for Eater, most for one day only. Tonight is your last chance for two still being served in Cambridge: the deep, lardo-covered pie at Bondir and a Cuban sandwich-inspired pie at Chez Henri.
NORTH END—Where can't you eat pizza in the North End? Well here's a map to show you where you should.
HINGHAM/FANEUIL HALL/KENDALL SQUARE/WATERFRONT/CHESTNUT HILL—Independent of Pizza Week, the Wahburgers team announced that it will be opening a pizza restaurant, Todd English's Olives in Charlestown officially opened and his Kingfish Hall at Faneuil Hall more or less officially closed, Tatte Bakery and Cafe expanded from Brookline to Cambridge, the upscale Mexican chain Rosa Mexicano opened its first Boston location on the South Boston Waterfront, and New York's Shake Shack finally announced plans to come to Boston.