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Pizza wars?

By Heather Hintze 12:17 AM October 25, 2013

Three new pizza restaurants compete for a slice of business in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE – Making a good pizza is like a work of art.

“When you make a fine pizza you always want to take a picture of it, and being a perfectionist like myself and Chef Matt, we take pride in our pizzas from top to bottom,” said Miykael Taylor, chef de cuisine at Flattop Pizza and Pool.

Flattop Pizza is one of three pizza places that have popped up in Anchorage over the past few months.

In addition to using fresh ingredients and house-made dough, Taylor said there’s something else on his menu that you won’t find at just any pizza joint.

“The deep dish pizza is to separate ourselves from everybody else. We have two types, we have a 907 (which has sausage, ham and salami) and a build-your-own,” Taylor said.

Flattop’s been a pizza staple in Downtown since May, but now it’s not the only one. Fat Ptarmigan Wood Fire Pizza is the new kid on the block.

“I definitely don’t see it as a pizza war. There’s room for everyone in this town,” said Guy Conley, executive chef.

Conley said he also uses house-made dough and the freshest ingredients he can; it’s the proteins that set his pizzas apart.

“I’ve got a duck pizza on the menu finished with an egg and fresh arugula. We’re doing a lamb pizza where we’re braising our own lamb, and doing a gyro with feta and Kalamata olives, finished with a tzatziki sauce,” Taylor said.

Across town near the Northway Mall, the Lower 48 pizza chain The Rock Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits is hoping its location brings in a good slice of the pizza business.

“We came to this part of town because we want to get in with the community that’s out here and felt this was a great fit for us. Great visibility off the highway and it’s an up and coming community,” said Brix Iverson, The Rock’s General Manager.

The extensive menu features rock-and-roll themed pizzas like Stairway to Heaven and Crazy Train, all of which are wood fired.

With so many choices around town, chefs said it’s okay if customers can’t choose just one.

“People who like pizza know where to go,” Taylor said. “Regulars know where to go. Sometimes you have to have a couple favorites in Anchorage because you’ve got to share the love.”

The Rock and Flattop are currently open for business. Fat Ptarmigan opens Monday, October 28.

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