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Don't Accept Imitations: La Vera Pizza
As much as LAist loves this town, we gotta admit that local pizza lovers suffer from a dearth of decent product. The L.A. Times Food section, however, gives us reason to rejoice. This article about Peppe Miele tells us how he’s keepin’ it real at Antica Pizzeria in Marina del Rey. While his L.A. Trattoria location on Third Street closed to make way for the culinary hot spot A.O.C., Miele continues to produce the only pizzas in Southern California that are certified as Genuine Neapolitan Pizza (AKA Verace Pizza Napoletana [VPN] in Italy). That’s one of twelve in the entire U.S., folks. Recent laws passed by the Ministry of Agriculture in Italy now hold Neapolitan pizza to standards that are equally rigorous as those applied to authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma.
In addition to his duties as the proprietor of his pizzeria, Miele is the founding president of VPN in the United States. This status makes him highly regarded in the pizza-making world, resulting in 15 to 20 email requests a day for his consulting services. Since we’re lucky enough to have Miele around, LAist recommends supporting, and consuming, la vera pizza.
Where are some other pizza favorites in L.A.?
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April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.