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NY, NJ, CT Ranked Best States For Pizza

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The editors of "Food & Wine" magazine are out with their list of the best pizza state's in America.

Video Transcript

DICK BRENNAN: The editors of "Food and Wine" magazine are out with their list of the best pizza states in America.

KRISTINE JOHNSON: Yes, so the good news, the top three all come from the tri-state area. But New Yorkers may not be happy about the results. At the top of "Food and Wine's" list is New Jersey!

DICK BRENNAN: Really?

KRISTINE JOHNSON: Followed by Connecticut, and then New York comes in at number three.

DICK BRENNAN: I want a recount. Since the three of us call the three of these states home, we wanted to share some local pizza facts. Did you know the first pizzeria in America was in New York? Most historians agree that it was Lombardia's on Spring Street, but there is a debate over who owned it and when it actually opened.

LONNIE QUINN: Oh, my dear Dickey boy. Listen to the Connecticut man over here. Because New York may very well have that first pizzeria, but Connecticut has the most pizzerias. That's according to employment website Zippia.

DICK BRENNAN: A lot of pizza places.

LONNIE QUINN: They are the experts in Connecticut.

KRISTINE JOHNSON: You may have the most. But as the magazine points out, Lonnie, besides having the best pizza in America, many food critics say that New Jersey has the most variety of pies. Including in Trenton, where they don't even call it pizza. There, no, it's called tomato pie. Just whatever you do, don't eat it with a fork.

DICK BRENNAN: And no salad pizza, because that's not pizza. OK? Too much variety.

KRISTINE JOHNSON: Taco pizza.

DICK BRENNAN: Taco pizza? Please stop.

LONNIE QUINN: Fair enough. Listen, I got to pick my favorite spots in Connecticut, there you go.

KRISTINE JOHNSON: It's all in the dough, though, do you think? Or is it the toppings. Is it the dough or the toppings?

DICK BRENNAN: I'm going to go with the dough.

LONNIE QUINN: I'm going with the cheese and the sauce, but there you go.

DICK BRENNAN: But then we don't agree.

LONNIE QUINN: Red sauce makes a big difference. I'm not a white pizza guy, but the red sauce, yeah, that makes a difference, too.

KRISTINE JOHNSON: I think it's the dough.

DICK BRENNAN: I think we covered it. Did we cover it?

KRISTINE JOHNSON: Now I want pizza.

DICK BRENNAN: Yeah. Now it's like, all right, it's almost dinnertime. You can all go back and get your pizza. We're going to have to be here for a while.