And despite that, I make room in my stomach to visit my favorites. Every single trip back, I'm always grabbing pizzas at Howie's Artisan Pizza in Palo Alto. There's something about eating in the Peninsula and at a place like Howie's that makes me feel like I never left. It's such a family friendly, neighborhood kind of place. Plus, there's an excellent selection of beers and wines to pair the pizza with - that's always a selling point for me.
I have yet to get some great artisan pizza in Manila. There are some standout thin crust pizzas, but there's nothing with that chewy-fluffy-baked-crispy pie crust. It's a true art. At Howie's the toppings and the crust are so well-researched for quality and execution. Now I'm counting down the days until my next trip for more of these pizza pies.
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