Taste of New York, Chicago, hits Gulf pizza scene

August 28, 2015

A husband-and-wife team from America’s top-two pizza capitals have brought their pizza skills and passion to the Gulf Coast.

Waltonsun.com reports New York native Russell Stegemann and his wife, Kimm, a Chicogoan, opened Stegg’s Pizzeria in Destin, Florida, a year ago and even patrons from Italy agree their pies are authentic and delicious. Russell got tired of searching for a Brooklyn-style pizza on the Gulf Coast, so he started his own pizzeria. “Our theme is ‘for the love of pizza,’ so that’s our motivation. We’re pizza-crazy-loving people,” he said.

Using fresh-made dough every day, which is proofed in the cooler for three days,…