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We can find pizza almost anywhere we go and there are lots of styles of pizza - thin crust, thick crust, NY style, Chicago deep dish. But, my favorite of all is Italian style pizza. From the crust that is just crispy enough to the appropriate balance of tomato sauce and cheese, Italian pizza is perfection. Top it off with the individual size of an Italian pizza, it's a meal. But finding a proper Italian pizza in the US is not as easy as it sounds. There are lots of good pizza places out there but so many times the crust droops when you pick up the slice or the cheese and tomato sauce are just too much or too little. But, at Desano Pizzeria and Bakery, they are doing it just right. DeSano Pizza There are three locations in the US - Los Angeles, Charleston and Nashville. The Los Angeles location is in "East Hollywood" on Santa Monica Blvd just east of the 101 Fwy. If you live in LA, you might be thinking that there isn't much just east of the 101. True. It's a lot of warehouses but inside on of those warehouses is where Desano is located.
Charleston, South Carolina is known for its history, well-preserved architecture and southern politeness. Condé Nast Traveler readers have voted Charleston the No. 1 U.S. City and the #2 in the World by Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. There is a lot to see in this charming city. So, when I had only one night there, I wanted to seek out the best cocktails and found The Gin Joint. The Gin Joint As a Gin drinker, the name in itself drew me in. Featuring pre-Prohibition drink recipes, as well as some newer creations, The Gin Joint offers more than gin drinks, of course. But, we stuck with gin.