The little Hancock County town on the shore of Penobscot Bay hosts one of 5 pizza places in Maine that was recently recognized by Food &

The online site and magazine featured The 10 Best Pizza States in a recent article, and while Maine and 39 other states didn't make the top 10, the writers did list the 5 best places for pizza in each one.

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Before we get to what they featured here in Maine, here are the 10 Best Pizza States according to Food & Wine.

  1. New Jersey
  2. Connecticut
  3. New York
  4. Illinois
  5. Michigan
  6. California
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Ohio
  10. Missouri

Here in Maine, Food & Wine recognized Micucci Grocery in Portland, Pizza by Alex in Biddeford, Luiggi’s in Lewiston, The Cabin in Bath, and also Tinder Hearth in Brooksville.

Tinder Hearth Wood-Fired Bread is about an  hours drive from Bangor at 1452 Coastal Road in Brooksville, and they cook breads, pastries and pizza there. They serve up their wood-fired pizza on Tuesdays and Thursday nights only, between 4:30 and 8:30, and they're available for take-out only. tells us that "pizza nights at Tinder Hearth—one of the state's many intensely good bakeries—are well worth planning your week around, should you ever be lucky enough to find yourself within striking distance."

Want to give the pizza at Tinder Hearth a try?  Well, you better be on the ball, as they begin to take orders every Tuesday morning at 8 for the entire week, and we have to imagine that as word has spread about their delicious wood-fired pizza there's a bunch of calls going to voicemail first thing.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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