Best Of 2005

BEST CHAIN PIZZA: Westshore Pizza

No contest. Westshore Pizza now sports more than 50 locations from Orlando to Venice, and consistently offers a pie that can hang with the pricier gourmet options. Their crust is nominally thicker than the standard New York style, but still thin enough to please the crispy-crust crowd (ask ’em to leave it in the over an extra minute or two for you, they’ll be glad to); their topping selection is plentiful; their sauce holds just the right tang; and their 18-inch extra-large takes a couple of hungry guys an entire football game to consume. Westshore may be a chain, but it’s our chain. It was founded in Tampa. There are a gazillion Westshore Pizza locations scattered throughout the Bay area. To find the one nearest you, go to