• Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Treat Yo'Self! Five Nights of Anniversary Fun at Pizzeria Lola Starts Tonight

    If chowing down on some of the best local pizza pie is already your idea of a party, then you're in for even more thrills, compliments of Pizzeria Lola as it celebrates its fourth birthday. See also: Critically Acclaimed Pizzeria Lola Heading to Northeast Minneapolis

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Critically Acclaimed Pizzeria Lola Heading to Northeast Minneapolis

    Could it be that another beloved pizza place is on the move? Indeed, just a week after finding out that Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza would expand to Eat Street, we're getting word that Pizzeria Lola, the wood-fired pizza shop from queen of the slices Ann Kim, has purchased a property in northeast Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Giordano's, One of Chicago's Foremost Deep Dish Pizza Chains, Is Headed to Minneapolis

    Minneapolis, we hate to say it, but we're sick of your pizza. Luce and Mesa are fine, but we reached our threshold for baked potato and macaroni 'za long ago. We want the standards. We want quality. We want Chicago and New York-style pizzerias to teleport to the Twin Cities and show us how it's done ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Suburban Bites: The 7 best places to eat in Richfield

    It's hard to say exactly what a typical suburb is nowadays, but whatever your definition, we doubt Richfield fits it. Although Richfield has its share of big box retailers and cookie cutter houses, it is also home to several ethnic groceries, locally owned restaurants, and life threatening traffic c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    PizzaRev, a Buffalo Wild Wings-backed pizza joint, makes its way to Minnesota

    Look out, Punch Pizza. PizzaRev, a new Chipotle-style pizza joint hailing from California, will open its first Minnesota location in Hopkins on May 14. PizzaRev offers quick, make-your-own pizzas at a lower price than Punch, but whether it stands up in quality remains to be seen. See also: Viking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Vikings' Matt Kalil to bring Pieology Pizza to Minnesota

    Pizza and football go together like lutefisk and church dinners -- one just doesn't feel right without the other. In recent years, some of the sport's biggest stars have latched on to certain pizza chains, dividing pizza fans in the same manner as football fans. Peyton Manning works with Papa John's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Di Noko's Pizza opening a dine-in restaurant in downtown Minneapolis

    Feeling a deep lack of deep dish pizza lately? It might be because south Minneapolis pizzeria Di Noko's closed seemingly abruptly on November 10th. But owner Rich Moore and business partner Travis Phillips have announced plans to re-open in a new location, and thankfully it's happening soon.On Novem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Punch in St. Paul makes Food & Wine's best pizza places in the U.S.

    Food & Wine recently came out with their list of the best places to get a slice of 'za in the U.S., and one of our own local favorites made the grade. See also: Top 10 pizzerias in the Twin Cities

  • Restaurants

    June 26, 2013

    Pig Ate My Pizza: Wallowing in pork's splendor

    At the old Travail location, pork isn't the other white meat -- it's the only meat

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Hello Pizza in southwest Minneapolis: A first look

    Ann Kim knows her way around a pizza pie. Now that her Pizzeria Lola has become a bit of a phenomenon, she has moved into a new location with a new concept. Say hello to Hello Pizza. We stopped by for a first look at the new Linden Hills/Edina-area pizzeria. See also: Primebar closed Twin Citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Twin Cities ranked 6th best pizza in the country by Market Watch

    On Sunday, Market Watch (published by the Wall Street Journal) ranked the Twin Cities as the sixth best city in the country for pizza. This is the second time this year that a national publication has cited Minneapolis-St.Paul as among the best pizza in the nation.The article calls out by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Butcher & the Boar, Prairie Kitchen make best new Midwest restaurants list

    And the good news just keeps on rolling in for Minneapolis restaurants. In their latest bout of regional attention, Midwest magazine named both Butcher & the Boar and the Prairie Kitchen & Bar to its list of best new Midwest attractions, hotels, and restaurants. The list is a  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: January 7-11, 2013

    It has been another week of scrumptious food and drink news here at the Hot Dish, as the Twin Cities dining scene continues to blossom. Here are a few of the week's top stories. ~We pay a visit to Union, the happening new place in downtown Minneapolis where craft cocktails and chef-dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Pizzeria Lola makes Food & Wine's list of 50 Best Pizza Places in the U.S.

    Food & Wine magazine has called out Pizzeria Lola as one of the 50 best pizza joints in the U.S. Pizzeria Lola has become a quick Twin Cities classic for thin-crust, wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pizza.Here's where the restaurant ranked on the national list, and what local food personality Andrew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Hello Pizza: Is this the pie you're looking for?

    Yesterday on the Pizzeria Lola Facebook page, it was confirmed that they will be opening another restaurant, heralded by the above picture. In what may be the greatest preview campaign of all time, the picture quickly began circulating through social media and planting earworms citywide.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Fat Lorenzo's makes list of 51 great American pizza parlors

    See Also:Top 10 pizzerias in the Twin CitiesFat Lorenzo's blood orange gelato: 100 Favorite Dishes, no. 13As part of its Great American Bites series, USA Today issued a list of 51 (one selection for each state, including D.C.) great pizza parlors. Thanks to a recommendation from James Norton, e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    The Munchies food awards include several local nominees

    The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're  judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Pizzeria Lola's Ann Kim shines on 'Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives' [VIDEO]

    In case you missed it, Minneapolis's own Pizzeria Lola was featured on an episode of the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives last night. Host Guy Fieri paid a visit to the south Minneapolis pizzeria along with local food celebrity Andrew Zimmern to get a peek at the kitchen and chef Ann Kim' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Pizzeria Lola to be featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives tonight

    Fans of Pizzeria Lola (City Pages' top-ranked Twin Cities pizza joint) can tune in to the Food Network tonight at 9 p.m. Central time to catch the acclaimed restaurant on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The episode, called "Triple D All-Stars," follows host Guy Fieri to Georgetown, Texas ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 1, 2012

    Zamboni's Pizza catering to the Xcel crowd

    A more straightforward approach to pizza

  • Calendar

    January 11, 2012
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    December 16, 2011

    Top 10 pizzerias in the Twin Cities

    Eat your heart out, Dominos​The Twin Cities is bursting with killer pizza. Some of the pizzerias on our Top 10 list are cultural institutions that staked out their place in the pizza hall of fame years ago. Others are newcomers, bursting onto the Twin Cities dining scene with all the fury of a ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 14, 2011

    Element Wood Fire Pizza opens in northeast Minneapolis

    Gourmet pizza is crowded territory around here

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Mesa Pizza coming to Uptown this fall

    The popular Dinkytown shop expands to Uptown.​Mesa Pizza is opening a third location in Uptown, in the former home of the Ivy clothing shop at 1440 W. Lake Street, reports the Southwest Journal. The business recently leased the space and hopes to have the pizzeria open by October.

  • Restaurants

    June 15, 2011

    Marine on St. Croix destination dining

    Brookside Bar & Grill, Olive's, and other must-visit places

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    A to Z's farm-raised pizza lures urbanites to the country

    ​Who in their right mind would drive 90 miles for a pizza? The expense! The time! The carbon emissions! There's probably a pizza joint two blocks from your house! And yet, right-minded people seem willing to drive to Stockholm, Wisconsin, from all over the Midwest, just to have a pizza at A to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Domino's burglar leaves trail of sauce, sausage, and chips

    To find the crook? Just follow the sauce. ​California police found themselves following a trail of pizza sauce, sausage, and potato chips from the site of a break-in at a Domino's pizza straight to their prime suspect. And we thought leaving your cell phone charging at the house you robbed was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Do you go for dining deals?

    Punch Neapolitan PizzaIs this a deal or a deal breaker?​Earlier this month, Punch Neapolitan Pizza posted on its Facebook page, Your ideas needed. We have gotten feedback that big promos make it hard for 'regulars' with long lines. What would be nice, fun smaller scale deals to try out [?] P ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 9, 2011

    Mozza Mia Pizzeria gets fresh

    Gourmet pizza for mozzarella lovers

  • Restaurants

    January 12, 2011

    Pizzeria Lola serves up a slice of class in south Minneapolis

    Pizza joint opens in former Xerxes Market space

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Pizzeria Lola opening this month in South Minneapolis

    Pizzeria Lola aspires to be "a neighborhood institution that fosters joy, beauty and friendship"​The corner of 56th Street and Xerxes Avenue in Southwest Minneapolis is about to get tastier. Ann Kim, an actor turned restaurateur, and her business partner Conrad Leifur are set to open Pizzeria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Punch Pizza's big cheese, John Puckett, on the secrets of his success

    Punch Pizza​John Puckett recoiled when I referred to him as the most prolific restaurateur in the Twin Cities, "Let's hope not." But the founder of Caribou coffee and partner in Punch Pizza can claim a hand in opening over 400 stores, easily eclipsing Famous Dave and his BBQ joints at 175. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Cossetta will change--and stay the same--in big St. Paul expansion

    Renovations will bring a pastry shop, gelateria, menu changes, and more to St. Paul's beloved market and pizzeria​St. Paul recently announced that one of its oldest and most storied restaurants, Cossetta Italian Market & Pizzeria, will receive $2 million in loans from the city for a renovation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Swede Hollow Cafe's new chef plans more local fare

    Andrew Ciscel via​ St. Paul's Swede Hollow Café, best known for its cinnamon rolls and verdant patio, has a new man in the kitchen. Ali Koroglu, most recently the sous chef at Café Barbette in Minneapolis, took over the one-burner kitchen at Swede Hollow earlier this summer. He h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Shakey's pizza returning to Minnesota

    www.shakeys.comShakeys stages a comeback and will reopen in Minnesota next summer.​After nearly a decade-long absence, a pizza chain that once operated 16 locations in the state will return to Minnesota, with five new restaurants slated to open in the metro area. The franchise was launched b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Streetzza fire truck starts fires, puts out pizza

    Monica WrightEatcha some Streetzza pizza​Seeing a fire rage on the back of a fire truck seems wrong...until a delicious pizza emerges from the flames. Nate Lane, owner of Minneapolis-based Thyme to Entertain catering, stumbled on a Craigslist ad for a 1972 East Bethel fire truck last year, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Mozza Mia: Coming Soon

    ​The Business Journal reports that Parasole has some big growth plans in store. The restaurant group's estimated 2009 revenue is about $60 million, and management has set a goal to grow to a point where they're making $100-$150 million in annual sales by adding multiple locations of existing c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Lola's: Coming Soon

    ​ The Southwest Journal reports that the old Xerxes Market space (btw, how many decades had that space been a convenience store?) at 5555 Xerxes Ave. S. will become a pizzeria called Lola's. Don't confuse it with Lola's Lakehouse in Waconia: the owners plan to create a spot that's a mix betwee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Pizza Nea offers free 'za

    ​The battle for best Neapolitan-style pizza in the Twin Cities rages on. If Punch Pizza can put out a bunch of awesome free pizza coupons, so can Pizza Nea: To encourage diners to try their Spring Pizza, Nea is offering a two-for-one special through May 15, so print this coupon and enjoy! The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Punch Pizza's gift that keeps on giving...

    Punch offers gift certificates that give to the giver, too.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Now open: HomeMade Pizza Company

    HomeMade Pizza Co. in Calhoun Commons is giving away free pizza and other treats for its grand opening today.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Coming soon: HomeMade Pizza Co. - Calhoun Commons

    They make it, you take it and bake it. HomeMade Pizza Co. is coming to Calhoun Commons.

  • Restaurants

    November 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    The Non-Safe Choice: Anchovy Pizza at Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza

    anchovythumbnail.jpgThis week's non-safe choice: Trying anchovy pizza at Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    The Art of Food: Mesa Pizza, by Bala

    A bite-sized bit of food photography: this week, good eats over at Mesa Pizza.

  • Restaurants

    August 27, 2008

    Pie-Eating Contest

    Who makes a better pizza—Solos or Latuff's?

  • Restaurants

    December 6, 2006

    Fast, Cheap, Great

    Is there anyplace to get a great, cheap meal in this town anymore? Boy howdy, is there—here are six

  • Restaurants

    November 12, 2003

    Punch Drunk Love

    The Twin Cities' original neapolitan pizza purveyor is almost as hard to top as one of its top-flight pies

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    October 24, 2001
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