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Dear Slice, Letters From Our ReadersI just discovered the same way Columbus discovered the new world, since really it was there the whole time! Anyway, cool. I love pizza. Though I am pretty married to just getting plain slices. Toppings are for suckers!

But anyway, your site reminds me of my mom's photo obsession: pictures of pizza places. I don't know why, but she always takes photos of pizza signs when she travels. It's gotten to the point that I take them for her when I travel. But so far my favorite was Pizza Doctors in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. I'm not home, so I can't send it, but it's up on my band's Flickr. I don't know if it's still there. I hope it is.

Not only did they have a great sign ("We Have Pizza!"), it was a pizza buffet restaurant with a medical theme. The bathrooms were "emergency rooms" and the server, who I am almost certain owned the place, was wearing scrubs and one of those head lights. They were also pretty vegan-friendly (we had several on tour).

They had theme buffet nights too, with "exploratory surgery night," when they would make cheese pizzas but with dessert toppings, among other interesting designs. My favorite thing though, because it was brilliantly simple, was that for the soda fountain, they strung the syrup bags up above the machine like IVs. Brilliant.

So anyway, fun site! See you around.

—Al

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Dear Al,

Thanks for the email! Pizza Doctors sounds absolutely wild.

I Googled, called, and it looks like they're still around.

Pizza Doctors

624 King Street, La Crosse, WI 54601 (map)
608-784-0450

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