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Nailed it or Failed it: Saint Louis-style pizza

Saint Louis has a pizza style all their own and the secret ingredient is a special kind of cheese. Is it worth the hype? We put it to the test!

National Pizza Day was February 9 and we debated whether you can make a good pizza without mozzarella cheese. Enter: St. Louis style pizza which is made with Provel cheese- a combination of provolone, Swiss and mild cheddar cheese. 

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After searching high and low for Provel cheese here in the QCA and coming up empty-handed we resorted to making our own.

For this week's "Nailed it or Failed it" we made homemade pizza with Provel cheese. Did we Nail it? or Fail it? 


Jillian's homemade pizza sauce: 

-1 can San Marzano style whole-peeled tomatoes drained

-2 cloves of garlic

-1 Tablespoon olive oil

- 1 pinch of red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until desired consistency. 

As for the Cocktail of the Week, what pairs better with pizza, than beer? 

We tried a lineup of local beers from Radicle Effect Brewerks in Rock Island including Strawberries & Cream, Red Headed X and Obscene Vaccine. 

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A lineup of three beers from Radicle Effect Brewerks in Rock Island.

According to the Radicle Effects website, Obscene Vaccine is a "hazy IPA brewed with Idaho7 & Mosaic hops." It is 6.5% ABV

The Red-Headed X is described as follows "you remember her aroma, piney and earthy with a doughy back end. Her flavor was sweet biscuits and floral, but the bitter finish still didn't get your CDs back." 5.5% ABV

Strawberries & Cream is a "Summer time Blonde ale with strawberry oolong tea" 4.7% ABV