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Take a pizza pilgrimage to Illinois, and see how a tough Midwestern town keeps cranking out the good stuff

The pie at Larry’s Driftwood. Photos: Justin Glawe

On a Saturday morning in Creve Coeur, just across the Illinois River from my hometown of Peoria, a server at Larry’s Driftwood walked back toward the kitchen window to talk to the man in a Carhartt jacket about a 19-year-old kid who was sentenced to 80 years for murder.

“His grandma comes in here. It’s gotta be tough for her,” she said. The server walked past the Formica bar to pick up what may be one of the Midwest’s most special pizzas. …


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