Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 is National Pizza Day. In the spirit of unity, let’s put aside the age-old debate concerning whether pineapple slices are acceptable toppings on pizza and focus instead on some of Denver’s finest—and most unique—pies.
Locations in Virginia Village & Park Hill
The menu includes the standard pizzas with red sauce, as well as unconventional choices like pesto sauce and garlic-flavored olive oil. Diners can choose from thin or gluten-free crust. The unique standout is Fee, which includes BBQ sauce, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, Fat Tire braised pork, tender belly bacon, caramelized onions, jalapenos, and cilantro. It’s a pizza composed of contradictions—sweet and spicy, smoky and aromatic.
Jalapeno Popper Pizza
Locations in LoDo and City Park
Slice Works offers gourmet pizzas for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Through CU Denver’s official social media account, one Lynx recommended their Jalapeno Popper pizza. With cream cheese, fresh jalapenos, mozzarella, cheddar, and grape jelly, it seems to cover almost all the basic food groups, including fruit!
Located in Ballpark
The only pizza in Denver to have Italian certification (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, for foodies), Marco’s delivers real Italian flavor. All their New York-style pizzas include San Marzano tomato sauce and extra virgin olive oil. Mulberry Street is also topped with meatballs, Ricotta, Pecorino-Romano, and fresh basil.
Located in Capitol Hill
Another establishment suggested by a Lynx, Benny Blanco’s serves up BIG New York-style slices. If you’re needing a whole pie, try one of their specialties. For vegetarians, the Green Giant might be a favorite with its spinach, tomato, and feta cheese.
Locations in Congress Park & Highland
This is Detroit-style pizza, which isn’t for everyone—the sauce is on top! Cooked in a pan, this pizza is best eaten with a fork and knife. The award-winning Prospector includes signature sauce, roasted Anaheim green chilies, chopped garlic, fresh mushrooms, and hand-pinched Italian sausage.