Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Last week’s Culinary no-no #75 may have been a slice of sacrilege. My designated no-no was what some experts believe is the best pizza place that also serves the best pizza in America, Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix.
Bon Appétit Magazine claims it’s the best.
Forbes raves about it. So does Ed Levine, author of “Pizza: A Slice of Heaven.”
The James Beard Foundation named owner Chris Bianco, described by one reviewer as a “skilled, pizza-obsessed human being,” the Best Chef in the Southwest in 2003. Bianco’s establishment is the only pizzeria to receive an award from the famed Beard.
I’ve never eaten at Pizzeria Bianco. As I wrote last week, some of those pies look pretty good. And I don’t question the passion Bianco is noted having for making each and every pie himself.
But I stand by my no-no. Standing in line for three hours outside in an outdoor pizza oven for a pie topped with arugula?