RE: Pizza in the Midwest
If you venture to KC, it's easy. Take a straight shot on I-70. Here is a list of pizza places one hour from you.
Primo Pizza & Pasta
Art of Pizza
I personally suggest Grinders. It's an damn honest dive, serving crakery crust pizza with an extremely varied topping assortment. Waitresses are gruff, don't let it scare you (although if you're from the NE, you'll be just fine!) HUGE beer assortment. If you're a beer snob, you'll be perfectly at home with microbrews from all over the country. You'll find it on 18th St. Take I-70, merging onto 670. Exit on Oak, turn left on 18th, it's on the right.