National Pizza Day is Thursday, February 9, 2017 and this got me to thinking about what the best pizza toppings are. Of course, this topic becomes one that could start a few wars, because people love the toppings that they love and seldom do they want to try anything different.

But here is a question for you, if your town was a pizza what would it be? Here are a few thoughts:

  • Hyde Park. Plain cheese pizza, because no one wants to make way for having any 'new toppings' come into town.
  • Rhinebeck. Rhinebeck is a special little town that probably takes itself way to seriously, so how about 'Broccoli Rabe with Duck Sausage?' Sounds like Rhinebeck to me.
  • New Paltz. Ever so laid back, but more health conscious. New Paltz is where you might find a cauliflower crust on the menu on a regular basis. Let's top this one with an organic San Marzano tomato sauce and tofu cheese.
  • Beacon. Ah, well, Beacon has been on the forefront of the farm to table movement and it sees a great deal of traffic from NYC. In fact last week, I heard it called Brooklyn up the Hudson. Beacon pizza toppings could resemble a Bahn Mi sandwich. Roasted pork with pate, pickled carrots, jalapeno and cilantro.
  • Middletown. Toppings for a pizza describing Middletown, these would be your traditional toppings, pepperoni, meatball, sausage.
  • Warwick. If Warwick were a pizza topping, I think they would reflect the rich farming heritage of the area. Do you think that pulled pork with caramelized onions and apples with fresh field greens (or arugula) with a drizzle of something across the top, sounds like something you might get in Warwick?

What pizza toppings do you think reflect the town that you live in? Let us know,