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 >>
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 >>
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
At the old Travail location, pork isn't the other white meat -- it's the only meat
The new Edina pizzeria boasts excellent toppings, flavorful sauce, and an A+ crust
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
For parents who love good food, finding a restaurant that they and their kids will enjoy is like finding gold. The criteria can be formidable: The atmosphere should be fairly casual and noise-tolerant, so kids and adults can relax; the menu should offer simple and familiar food for kids but sophis ... More >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A more straightforward approach to pizza
Eat your heart out, DominosThe 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 >>
Gourmet pizza is crowded territory around here
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.
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Michelle BruchWhat's behind the Rachel's sign? We'd been waiting for years--what, four of them?--for John Rimarcik to open the East Hennepin restaurant's doors. Finally, this spring, it happened. We were very curious to find out how Rachel's would fit in with other other nearby restaurants. ... More >>
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 >>
Red posts a joke more offensive than sauerkraut pizza.If you enter the front door at Red's Savoy Pizza on E. Seventh Street in St. Paul, it can take several moments for your eyes to adjust to the dim, windowless, blue-collar pizzeria, which is known for its gruff schtick--a sign warns that th ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Gourmet pizza for mozzarella lovers
Pizza joint opens in former Xerxes Market space
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 >>
Punch PizzaJohn 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 >>
Renovations will bring a pastry shop, gelateria, menu changes, and more to St. Paul's beloved market and pizzeriaSt. 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 >>
Andrew Ciscel via Flickr.com 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 >>
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 >>
Monica WrightEatcha some Streetzza pizzaSeeing 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 >>
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 >>
Remember when gluten-free bakeries were cropping up like dandelions a couple of years ago? Mpls/St.Paul mag reports that the owner of Cooqi, on Marshall Avenue in St. Paul, has given up the shop to focus on baking mixes. Minneapolis's gluten-free bakery, Madwoman foods on Nicollet, remains op ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Expect to see more new restaurants--like this one--open up near the new Twins stadium.
Punch offers gift certificates that give to the giver, too.
HomeMade Pizza Co. in Calhoun Commons is giving away free pizza and other treats for its grand opening today.
They make it, you take it and bake it. HomeMade Pizza Co. is coming to Calhoun Commons.
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Is there anyplace to get a great, cheap meal in this town anymore? Boy howdy, is there—here are six
A new Lyn-Lake pizza joint combines do-gooding, fun, and pizza to charming effect
The Twin Cities' original neapolitan pizza purveyor is almost as hard to top as one of its top-flight pies