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Minneapolis: Pondering Pizza at Mozza Mia

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

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: Camel Burger at Safari Express

Jamal Hashi, the 29-year-old chef/co-owner of Safari Express, introduced the camel burger last year at the East African takeout restaurant Safari Express in the Midtown Global Market. Known as the "king's meat," camel is reserved for weddings and other special occasions in East Africa, said Hashi, who was born in Somalia and came to the United States when he was 11 years old. He decided to offer a camel burger after getting an overwhelming response from Minnesota State Fair goers who were curious enough to try "Camel on a Stick." More

Street Food Profiles: Chef Shack in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Note: Since this street food trend is getting a little out of control, we're going to spend every Monday getting to know different vendors from all over. This week in Street Food Profiles, we scoot to the Twin Cities. Carrie Summer and Lisa Carlson. [Photographs: Chef Shack] Name: Chef Shack Vendors: Chef Lisa Carlson and pastry chef Carrie Summer Location and hours: The Mill City farmers' market on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Kingfield farmers' market on Sundays, same times. We also do block parties, festivals, and special events in and around Minneapolis from April until November each year. Tempura-fried soft shell crab What's on the menu? Beef tongue tacos, bison burgers, veggie-walnut burgers, pulled pork... More

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

Keep on Truckin': College Humor stars Jake and Amir visit the Papa Perrone's pizza truck in Midtown in this episode of VendrTV. [via Midtown Lunch] So True: "Pizza Is the Best" T-shirt. $20. via Pizza Rules! [BustedTees] Sustainable Pizza: Wood-burning oven in Yale's campus garden takes advantage of fresh ingredients. [Atlantic Food Channel] Bad Parents: Sad. German couple abandons three children in Italian pizzeria. [The Guardian] Pizza Tosser, Author: Dough-thrower Tony Gemignani has written a children's book. [SF Chronicle] Minneapolis - Campus Pizza: "Strongly recommended" by the Twin Cities' foremost pizza authority. [Aaron Landry] NYC - Free Pizza and... More

Black Sheep Coal-Fired Pizza, Minneapolis

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

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