BOSTON (CBS) — Coal firing is literally the hottest trend in pizza currently.

In 1943, deep dish pizza was invented at Pizzeria Uno in Chicago. Today, it’s a Boston-based company with over 140 restaurants across the globe.

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At Rock ‘n Coal in Bellingham, the state-of-the-art rotating oven produces pies with a crispy, thin, and well done crust. The toppings range from traditional pepperoni to spicy buffalo chicken with blue cheese.

Buffalo chicken pizza at Rock 'n Coal in Bellingham. (WBZ-TV)

Buffalo chicken pizza at Rock ‘n Coal in Bellingham. (WBZ-TV)

Slab Restaurant in Portland, Maine is one of the only restaurants in America that serves authentic, Sicilian-style pizza, featuring artisan dough mixed by hand.

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The handmade pizza contains high quality ingredients. It offers a different taste that cannot be easily duplicated.

Pizza from Slab Restaurant. (WBZ-TV)

Pizza from Slab Restaurant. (WBZ-TV)

We’ll also visit dozens of fantastic local pizzerias during the Phantom Gourmet Pregame Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 10:30 a.m. until kickoff.

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Watch Phantom Gourmet on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 and 11 a.m. on myTV38.