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One to Watch: Pizza Delicious, New Orleans

Historically, there's never really been much chatter about pizza in New Orleans, but I've been starting to see stuff bubbling up about Pizza Delicious. Run by Michael Friedman and Greg Augarten out of a commercial kitchen space on Sunday nights only, Pizza Delicious aims to bring Big Apple–style pizza to the Big Easy. Here are some of the places these guys have been mentioned: More

How NOLA's Naked Pizza Factored In to an Online Manhunt

Photograph: @nakedpizza The New Orleans Times-Picayune has a nice summation of the complicated story behind Wired writer Evan Ratliff's "disappearance" and capture. The innovative NOLA pizzeria Naked Pizza played a large role in rooting out Ratliff. Ratliff's disappearance was engineered by Wired magazine as a stunt to show just how much of our mundane daily activity is trackable online, including ATM and credit card transactions, travel itineraries, and, the data that tipped off searchers, Ratliff's online menu-browsing. Given a small set of biographical data at the beginning of the game (August 15), Wired readers were challenged to find Ratliff... More

NOLA Pizza Joint to Ban HFCS From Its Products

That's New Orleans, Louisiana, and high fructose corn syrup, if you're struggling with the alphabet soup above. The aptly named World's Healthiest Pizza will get rid of the junktastic sweetener in its food and will discontinue serving drinks or anything else that uses it. Effective January 1. Nice move, World's Healthiest! [Tip o' the hat: Jenn Sit]... More

New Orleans Pizzeria Needs Help

Over the weekend, New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin began encouraging residents of certain areas of the Big Easy to come back and begin the rebuilding process. New York–style pizzeria owner Todd Duvio returned a few days ago to do just that and found his shop destroyed, not surprisingly. Mr. Duvio is trying to rebuild his restaurant. Seeing as how it's located in Metairie, Louisiana, about halfway between the Mississippi and Lake Pontchartrain, you can imagine the work that'll take. He's looking for help, but he's not looking for money. We'll let him explain in his own words, from his blog... More

Katrina Aid

For some reason, Slice is popping up really high when people run searches for Katrina relief efforts. That's not good. Too many people are clicking through to our site when they should be going somewhere useful. So if you've arrived at our site in this way, here is a list of links to charity and relief websites, most of which come from FEMA: SHARE YOUR HOME HurricaneHousing.org DONATE CASH America's Second Harvest Oxfam America American Red Cross Catholic Relief Services Hurricane Relief Fund Habitat for Humanity (At some point, they're going to have to start building stuff for people to... More

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