Pizza for the People

by Camryn Parsons

Winter break ending sucks (well, at least for me) and I’m thinking most other people too. However, something that made that sad last day a little more bearable was Citizen Pie – Pizza for the People.

Pizza is one of the most popular foods many of us love and can never tire of. Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, etc. always make good meals, but sometimes high-quality true pizza calls.

If you’re looking for amazing pizza with an amazing story, I highly recommended going to Citizen Pie in Cleveland. They have a selection of pizza satisfying veggie and meat eaters alike. I chose a pesto pizza and it was one of the best I’ve had in a long time. Same with their red pizzas, all around deliciousness.

The owner of the restaurant is Vytauras Sasnaukas, born in Lithuania. Growing up, he loved to make pizza and would often share his creations with his friends. The Cold War ended and Lithuania gained independence, Vytauras continued with his dreams and attended a culinary school there. In 1996, he was given the chance to go to the United States to Cleveland, learning English through cookbooks.

Every single morning he wakes up and makes dough for the day. He continues to make pizza from that dough until it runs out. When the dough runs out, the restaurant is closed for the day. There’s even a “dough meter” online that says how much dough is left. Once the pizza is ready to be put in the oven, it only stays in for about 90 seconds, baked to perfection. Here’s a link to the website if you’re interested in checking out: