Fleur de Lis Pizza / Baton Rouge, LA
Around the World Large
I have had pizza everywhere, Chicago, New York, Rome, even birth place of pizza Naples, but this place is still one of my favorites. It is the dive of all dive’s. Dark, smokey (until they passed a no smoking ordinance), and greasy. In 1946 it was a cocktail lounge on the outskirts of town (was told it was also the local bookie joint) and the owners wife would make pizza for the customers being they sold no food. They became so popular that she began to sell them and realized that the pie pans from home were to small so she started making them on her cookie sheets and ta-da, the rectangle pizza. I would recommend nothing else but the large “Round the World”. Call about 45min ahead and order before going, it is packed all the time and they have to-go-orders going out constantly. Side note: if you happen to go during LSU football “forget about it”.