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March 10, 2010

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Culinary Queen Rachel Ray chooses best pizza in the country; Russo's New York Coal-Fired Pizzeria makes the cut. cover story in the March issue of "Every Day with Rachel Ray" magazine is devoted to the hunt for the best pizza in America. Ray enlisted the help of pizza bloggers Ed Levine and Adam Kuban, who run the website Slice and traveled 11,000 miles to find the perfect pizza. The results? Houston's own Russo's New York Coal-Fired Pizzeria is ranked one of the best pizzas in the United States.

Since the opening of the first coal-fired concept in spring 2008, Houston's best pizza has generated local and national buzz. Russo's New York Coal-Fired Pizzeria's fame continues to spread like wild-fire. Owner, Anthony Russo couldn't be prouder of his franchise's success and the opportunity to represent Houston and the lone star state in the South-Southwest division of the ultimate pizza showdown.

Pizza lovers appreciate the enhanced flavor that only comes from baking with coal. Russo's New York Coal-Fired Pizzeria offers a crisper, slightly charred crust that truly embraces the authenticity of New York style pizza. And the fresh toppings cook instantly in the heat. It's no wonder Ray's pizza experts fell in love at first taste!

The all-pizza-all-the-time bloggers started with 64 pizzerias from four regions in the country - West Coast, South-Southwest, East Coast and Midwest. Each pizzeria was graded on service, toppings and the interplay of crust, sauce and cheese. See results of America's Best Slice in the March issue of "Every Day with Rachel Ray."

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