I have friends who still insist that the best pizza they ever tasted was that doughy, greasy square slab of cheese-topped garbage that they were served in their high school cafeteria. Although, thanks to years of therapy, I've effectively blocked out almost every possible memory from my high school days, I can still remember that horrible pizza. I could never have eaten anything quite so visually unappetizing.
But I did, come to think of it. Before the modern plague of tasteless frozen pizzas infested grocery freezer cases, there was Chef Boyardee's make-it-at-home boxed pizza "kit" that was sort of a less-greasy variation of the crappy product sold in high school. It looked and tasted pretty awful, too.
It's so much easier to find pizza pies that look as gorgeous as they taste. The pizza offerings at Pizza Bella or Spin, for example. And this week, Pitch photographer Angela C. Bond created a slideshow featuring some of the eye-catching pies served at Next Door Pizza in Lee's Summit.
And if you'd like to read more about the pizza specialties created by restaurateur Patrick Cuezze, read our Cafe review.