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Three spots to grab a slice on National Pizza Day

Roll into the weekend with a simple, cheesy thought in mind: National Pizza Day is on Feb. 9. We recently visited these three spots in the city that might help guide you toward a slice, or two on this national holiday.

Dragon Pizza

maple bacon cheddar pizza sports Cabot cheese, thick chunks of lardon and a housemade 100-percent maple syrup with guajillo chili, garlic and ginger that adds a sweet-meets-heat sizzle. Read more »

Dragon Pizza, 233 Elm St., Somerville (617-764-5026)

Union Park Pizza

Even nonresidents of the South End will be thankful once they try the thin, crispy pies, including the neighborhood with sausage, which taps fennel-zinged meat from Moody’s Delicatessen to balance the combo of ricotta, fior di latte, aged Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Read more »

Union Park Pizza, 1405 Washington St., Boston (617-855-1100)

Photo: Brigid King

Prairie Fire • Boston’s Best Pizza (2018)

Toppings are made from simple, beautiful ingredients like the classic Margherita’s San Marzano tomato sauce, basil and fresh mozzarella. It’s a less-is-more philosophy that would do a Neapolitan pizzaiolo proud. Read more »

Prairie Fire 242 Harvard St., Brookline (617-396-8199)

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