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Host Scott Simon reveals his favorite pizza place in the universe — where the pizzas are as heavy as manhole covers — and asks listeners to send in their own homemade pizza recipes.


This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon.

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SIMON: We could use your help on something: pizza. The very word makes me contemplate the Lou's Pizza at Lou Malnati's in Chicago. The pies are as heavy as manhole covers, and they're piled with spinach, plump tomatoes, mushrooms, mozzarella, Romano and cheddar. And if you ask, can you add hot peppers, garlic, basil, please, they say, hey, where do you think you are, Palookaville?

Maybe I'm being parochial. I've had great pizza in New York, where - I must say -the crust is as thin there as Kate Moss, and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Portland, Kosovo and Shanghai. So I'm willing to be impressed.

Please send us your best original pizza recipes. We'll have a renowned chef and a renowned pizza eater try the best ones. You can send those recipes to You can come to our blog,

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