Ohio named 9th best ‘pizza state’ in the U.S.

Old Scratch Pizza reopens its Dayton restaurant Tuesday, Aug. 25 after a brief closure due to employee's positive COVID-19 test. CONTRIBUTED
Old Scratch Pizza reopens its Dayton restaurant Tuesday, Aug. 25 after a brief closure due to employee's positive COVID-19 test. CONTRIBUTED

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When out-of-staters think of Ohio and its best qualities, pizza might just come to mind.

An April 28 article on the Food & Wine food magazine’s website declared Ohio as ninth place in a lineup of “The 10 Best Pizza States in America.” It came in behind — in order — New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Illinois, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

Ohio wedged in front of Missouri, the 10th state in the roundup.

“The great thing about Ohio is there’s more where that came from,” the article reported. “Pizza-wise, this is as balkanized a state as you will find, each city and region very much into their own style. The other great thing about Ohio is that most of these styles remain a complete mystery to the outside world.”

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The article did a deep-dive into each state and listed some of Ohio’s most recognizable names in pizza.

Let this reporter know if you think Ohio deserved a higher ranking, or maybe lower, at sarah.franks@coxinc.com.

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