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Minneapolis: Pondering Pizza at Mozza Mia

Daniel Zemans 2 comments

Several weeks ago, Ed raised the question of whether a serious pizza-maker could have more than two great pizzerias. I found myself revisiting that question and some related ones on a recent trip to Mozza Mia outside Minneapolis. The pizzeria, from a very corporate restaurant group with little, if any, background in pizza, puts out pies with very good and creative toppings, but on a crust that falls a bit short. More

Minneapolis: Pizzeria Lola Shines in the Twin Cities

Daniel Zemans 4 comments

One of the most exciting parts of the pizza boom that's swept the nation is seeing people well into careers that have nothing to do with food giving it all up to pursue their pizza dreams. Ann Kim was a professional actress when the pizza bug bit her. She followed her pizza dreams and Minneapolis is better off because of it. More

Minneapolis: Dull Flavors Trump the Hype at Black Sheep

Daniel Zemans 16 comments

No pizzeria in Minnesota has gotten more hype than Black Sheep. I walked in excited to see the best of what the state has to offer. But muted flavors and some problems in execution meant that I would walk out disappointed. More

The United States of Pizza: Minnesota

United States of Pizza Aaron Landry 52 comments

Minnesota is a pizza melting pot. The Minnesota spin on classic Midwest-style pizza is usually thin crust, cut tavern-style into square pieces, usually leaning heavily on cheese. There's often some grease to pat off. But starting in the 1990s, numerous other pizza styles started to show up across the state. Here's our guide to where to eat pizza in the North Star State. Add your suggestions in the comments! More

Blogwatch: 'Heavy Table' on Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis

Adam Kuban 9 comments

If you follow pizza geekery in general or pizza in the Twin Cities specifically, you may know Aaron Landry, the Slice Sage of Minneapolis–Saint Paul. When this guy talks pizza, I listen. He pinged me about Pizzeria Lola saying, "I've been three times and it's quite solid. An out-of-the-blue fantastic add to the Minneapolis pizza scene." More

48-Inch Pizza from Randy's Premier Pizza

Adam Kuban 9 comments

If you missed last night's episode of the Food Network's Outrageous Food, which featured Randy's Premier Pizza of Oakdale, Minnesota, here's a picture of owner Randy Hueffmeier (right) making the giant "nine-person" pizza with the show's host, Tom Pizzica. More

From Serious Eats Talk: 'Where Can I Find Good Local Pizza in Minnesota?'

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On Slice parent site Serious Eats, smile asks: We've just recently moved to Minnesota and can't seem to fulfill our pizza craving. There are tons of pizza places but we don't know which ones to try anymore because every pie we've ordered here has a set of characteristics that don't seem right to us:1. A round pizza cut into 30-40 tiny, unequal pieces2. Paper thin crust that feels like wet cardboard3. Toppings under the cheese4. Cheese in a seemingly disproportional amount (maybe because of the crust) that slides down your throat while you're still chewing on it like taffyWe've asked... More

Pizza Is Minnesota Nice at Red's Savoy

Daniel Zemans 11 comments

Daniel Zemans, our man in Chicago, was on the road the last couple of weeks. This week, he checks in with a piece of intel from the Twin Cities. Daniel also blogs about Chicagoland pizza with his friends on the Chicago Pizza Club blog. —The Mgmt. Red’s Savoy Pizza 421 East 7th Street, St Paul MN, 55101 (map); 651-227-1437; theoriginalredssavoypizza.com Pizza Style: Thin-crust, tavern-cut Oven Type: Gas The Skinny: A welcoming mountain of sauce, toppings, and cheese on a crust that exists solely for functional purposes Price:10-inch pizza with two toppings, $9.35 After a successful visit to Milwaukee for last... More

Black Sheep Coal-Fired Pizza, Minneapolis

Adam Kuban 1 comment

Minneapolis Star Tribune On Wednesday, our man in Chicago hipped me to some coal-oven news I had been sleeping on—that a joint called Black Sheep Coal-Fired Pizza in Minneapolis needed to be added to the Slice Coal-Oven Map. Yeah, Daniel Zemans must have been prompted to ping me by the the story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about the place. Says the newspaper:... More

Coal Oven Alert: Black Sheep Pizza, Minneapolis

Quick Bites Adam Kuban 9 comments

Our man in Chicago, Daniel Zemans, alerted me to a new coal-oven place to add to the Slice Coal Oven Map—Black Sheep Coal-Fired Pizza: 600 Washington Avenue N, Minneapolis MN 55401 (map); 612-342-2625... More

'USA Today' Pizza Roundup

Adam Kuban 3 comments

The previous post about Ed Levine's top pizza picks drew some emailed and IMed responses that the choices were mostly all coastal and that there were no Chicago joints on it whatsoever. Well, here's a list that ran earlier this month in USA Today. In it, Jeff Ruby, coauthor of Everybody Loves Pizza (along with Penny Pollack), gives the paper his and Ms. Pollack's top spots: Metro Pizza [four locations, Las Vegas NV; metropizza.com] "The pizza menu at this gourmet oasis in the desert reads like a map of regional flavors. With grilled shrimp on the New Orleans, barbecued chicken... More

'Details' Magazine Pizza Roundup

Adam Kuban 4 comments

Pity poor Ed Levine. When his workday doesn't involve ordering one of each doughnut at a well-regarded New York City doughnuttery, he gets to eat pizza from some of the country's best pizzerias and write about it for Details magazine. His findings cover some familiar ground to readers of Slice and of Mr. Levine's 2005 book PIzza: A Slice of Heaven, but there are some new entries to be savored. Pizzeria Bianco [623 East Adams Street, Phoenix AZ 85004; map] "The sauce tastes like a distillation of the ripest tomatoes."Di Fara[1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn NY 11230; map] "... a Di... More

Pizza Hut Online Fundraiser for Slain Driver

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Pizza Hut is starting an online fundraiser for Toua Xiong, the delivery driver who was shot to death on Aug. 6th. Eighty stores across the Minnesota are donating part of their profits to Xiong's family for his memorial fund. A full page in Friday's Minneapolis Star Tribune advertises the event. For a week starting on Monday, Pizza Hut will donate 20 percent of its online sales to Xiong's family. Click here for more information: pizzahutmn.com Pizza Hut starts fundraiser for slain pizza driver [KSTP-TV 5]... More

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