Whoever imagined that a simple tomato pie with a bubbly, blackened crust (“
Whether or not coal-fired pizza palaces spew too much noxious pollution is a hot topic in South Florida, particularly since the 800-plus degree ovens are proliferating (Florida currently boasts more coal-fired ovens than any other state, and still counting). Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has new locations in Delray, Boynton, and Palm Beach Gardens. Carolina’s Coal Fired Pizza and Pasta has settled in Delray, and Vic & Angelo’s is scheduled to open soon, bringing the total for that city to three. To say nothing of the wood-fired ovens.
So what gives? If coal is so safe, as red-faced parlor owners claim, how come New York City banned the stuff? Turns out the very reason Florida is seeing this sudden explosion of coal-fired pizza ovens is
But here’s a dirty little secret: Pizza ovens burn anthracite, the top-shelf coal (
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