Food Network Magazine names best pizzas in North Dakota, Minnesota
A&B Pizza of Bismarck and Mandan, N.D., and Black Sheep Pizza in Minneapolis-St. Paul have been included on a list of the 50 best pizza pies in the country, according to Food Network Magazine.
Food Network editors set out six months ago to find the best pizzas in America to prepare the list, which is printed in the publication's September issue.
A&B Pizza, a Bismarck-area landmark since it opened in 1969, was lauded for its House Special pizza, which editors described as a "masterpiece that features pork sausage, seasoned with a secret spice blend that gives it a peppery, anise-y bite."
A&B has locations at 1017 E. Interstate Ave. and 311 7th St. S. in Bismarck, and at 609 1st St. NE, Mandan.
Black Sheep Pizza in the Twin Cities also made the list. The editors gave special props to Black Sheep's sauceless "No. 7" pie, describing it as "a rich combination of meaty oyster mushrooms, smoked mozzarella, ricotta and tons of rosemary and thinly shaved garlic."
There are Black Sheep restaurants at 600 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, and 512 N. Robert St., St. Paul.