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American Cheese on Pizza Is Not a Mistake

A Philly native explains ‘Pizzaz Pizza’

Pizzaz. Photo by Trevor Dixon

“Pizzazz” is spelled with two Zs, like jazz and snazzy and terrazzo and, well, pizza, but for the purposes of this story, it will be spelled with only one. Robert Celebre’s boat was called Pizzaz, and that vessel is what gives Philadelphia’s strangest, greatest, regional pizza pie its name.




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