ORANGE, NJ - Star Tavern's Thin Crust Pizza has been named #37 on a list of the 101 Best Pizzas in America. Compiled by the online food and drink news site The Daily Meal, the list rated pizzas chosen out of over 700 pizzas in the country. The pizzas were sampled by a "geographically diverse panel of American chefs, restaurant critics" and "pizza authorities."
Star Tavern is run by former attorney Gary Vayianos, whose family has owned and operated the establishment, located at 400 High Street, Orange, since 1980. In 1992, the New York Times noted the tavern was "renowned for superior light crusted pizza." Their menu can be found online here.
Three other New Jersey establishments also made the list:
New York had the highest amount of ranking pizzas - 35 of them - but the number one spot went to Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletena, in New Haven, CT, for their White Clam Pie. The Classic Round Pie at Brooklyn's DiFara Pizza was ranked number two. The full list is found online here.
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