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September 21, 2016

Kensington eatery named to list of top 10 pepperoni pizzas

A Philadelphia restaurant was recognized this week for having one of the best pepperoni pizzas in the nation.

Pizza Brain, at 2313 Frankford Avenue in the Kensington section of the city, was ranked No. 9 on "The 10 Best Pepperoni Pizzas in America" list.

The rankings were compiled by The Daily Meal, which named five city eateries on a list of 101 top pizzas in the county earlier this month.

Here's what the website had to say about Pizza Brain:

"When you’re craving great pizza in Philly, go no further than this nineteenth-century brick building in Kensington. You’ll find thin-crust pizza cooked in the double-deck gas-fired oven at the cash-only joint Kickstarted in 2012 by Ryan Anderson, Joseph Hunter, Brian Dwyer, and Michael Carter. As you wait for the crew to cook your pie, bask in Pizza Brain's unique ambience, their pizza memorabilia museum (featuring what the Guinness Book of World Records called the world’s largest collection of pizza memorabilia), or rummage through their pizza tattoo book for laughs. Pizza Brain’s "Jane" is their version of a Margherita — a cheesy trifecta of mozzarella, aged provolone, and grana padano blended with basil — a good place to begin. The salty and satisfying Forbes Waggensense is the one that was ranked No. 84 by our panel: mozzarella, fontina, grana padano, basil, smoked pepperoni, and tomato sauce."

The rankings were decided by a panel of eight pizza experts, who surveyed more than 800 pizzerias.

Check out the full list here.