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My Friend Derek’s
Seattle’s Detroit-style pizza boom gained movement about as quickly as scammer documentaries, and now we have access to a tremendous amount of thick, sauce-on-top-of-cheese pan pies. But if you’re curious which rectangle of crispy cheese-skirted dough is the best, it’s My Friend Derek’s. The pizza here is a perfect specimen of light and fluffy cornmeal-dusted crust, rich marinara loaded with nutty toasted garlic, and toppings that just hit right. Our recommended duo is a combo of pepperoni cups and castelvetrano olives that create a smoke-and-brine moment. To secure your pizza, place an online order (for Friday or Saturday), and then pick it up at Derek’s production kitchen on the corner of N 36th and Woodland Park Ave N.
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