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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

Video: Behind the Scenes at Lorentz Meats, a Processing Plant in Minnesota

Lorentz Meats in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, is on the small side, but it's growing. The small-is-beautiful types think Lorentz is getting too big, but the company is touted as one of the most efficient, clean, and successful processing plants in Minnesota, and widely used by small farms. I visited the plant last year. Not wanting to delve too deep into the politics of meat processing, my approach was more focused on the actual butchering process. This episode is more of an informative music video. More

The United States of Pizza: Minnesota

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

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

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

What to Eat for Breakfast at the Minnesota State Fair

Hooray for foods on sticks! [Photographs: Lori Writer at Heavy Table] If you need direction on what to each for breakfast at the Minnesota State Fair, running from now until September 7, Heavy Table has you covered with their guide to the fair's breakfast choices. Whether you want something on a stick (chocolate-dipped waffles and bacon slabs, anyone?) or would rather eat sitting down (french toast, scrambled eggs, etc.), they give over 15 recommendations on where to get your morning sweets and savories. I'm glad that cream puffs count as breakfast. (You can also search for specific food items at the Fairborne's Fabulous Fair Food Finder.) Related In Videos: Foods on a Stick at the Minnesota State Fair What's... More

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