Artichoke Basille’s Pizza owners Francis Garcia and Sal Basile are on the hunt for the nation’s best pizza! The two Staten Island natives opened up their Union Square resto in 2008 at 328 East 14th Street to rave reviews, creating their signature artichoke pizza. The cousins and best friends both grew up with families in the pizza business, so it was only a matter of time before they were approached by the Cooking Channel to sample some of America’s greatest pizza spots. Join Francis and Sal Mondays at 9 PM on a mouth-watering exploration of pizza through the taste buds of pizza aficionados. Read the Cooking Channel’s full interview here.