So I've been following the various pizza arguments here and elsewhere, and it seems to come down often to loyalty to the pizza you imprinted on as a kid.
For myself, during my 13 years in boston, I have been sampling many pizzas in an attempt to find one that matches my memories. Nothing has matched, though I have had some very good pizza of other types.
so i turn to you, gentle chowhounds for guidance.
here's what I'm looking for:
large pizza with occasional big bubbles in the crust.
high gluten content, yeasty/malty flavor, but savory, not sweet.
simple tomato sauce and nothing special mozzarella.
large floppy slices.
some close-but-not quite pizzas for reference, (and delicious in their own right)
the paddock: dead on on the cheese and sauce, but the crust is less gluten-y and more crunchy than I want
santarpios / regina: same story on the crust
l'il stevies might be the closest I've found in style.