Tag: pizza

Uncomplicated Satisfying Italian Food at Red Rabbit

Red Rabbit The newest member of the Red Cow family—owner Luke Shimp’s insanely popular burger-centric restaurant with several Twin Cities locations—Red Rabbit strays from the elevated bar food vibe to offer Italian classics, pizzas and wood-fired plates. Located on Washington Avenue with an easily recognizable red tufted exterior, it’s a welcome addition to the North…  Read More

Exceptional Wood-Fired Cooking at Young Joni

Young Joni Young Joni’s presence on my list of must-try restaurants should come as no surprise. What chef Ann Kim and her team have accomplished is exceptional and worthy of all the national attention—which includes recognition from GQ and Eater as one of 2017’s best new restaurants in the country. And while this may be…  Read More

Pushing the Boundaries of Fine Dining

The Travail Collective When you hear 3-hour 20-course tasting menu, my guess is you are not envisioning a restaurant with giant stuffed animals in the rafters of the dining room, or one with a raucous atmosphere where the chefs are also the waiters and food runners, and often microphone-wielding MCs who encourage group participation in…  Read More

Wood-Fired Pizza Perfection

Pizzeria Lola Since it opened in 2010, Pizzeria Lola has always made it onto my top-ten list of favorite pizza joints, not only in the Twin Cities, but in the entire country. Chef Ann Kim is a perfectionist when it comes to her crust and an artist when it comes to toppings. The menu offers…  Read More

Black Sheep Coal-Fired Pizza

Black Sheep Pizza One of my favorite pizzerias in the Twin Cities, Black Sheep Pizza brings something different to the table. While I love traditional Neapolitan-style, blistery thin crust pies, Black Sheep’s coal-fired pizza—with its chewy, crisp, sturdy and slightly charred crust—has a nostalgic East Coast vibe that always hits the spot. The menu is…  Read More

Deep-Fried Pizza Perfection

Mucci’s Italian Owned by local restaurateur Tim Niver, Mucci’s Italian is one of the best new restaurants to come to the Twin Cities. In a tiny, unmarked brick building in St. Paul, you’ll find incredible food and service in a beautiful, yet unpretentious setting. With lacquered wood tabletops, black leather banquettes and chairs, the cozy…  Read More

Authentic Neapolitan Pizza in the Twin Cities

Punch Pizza There are plenty of great pizza places in the Twin Cities, but Punch will always have a special place in my heart. Now with eight locations across the metro, their first location, which opened back in 1996 in St. Paul’s Highland Park, is my favorite. Co-founders John Soranno, who grew up in Milan,…  Read More

Punch Pizza

Authentic Neapolitan Pizza Owners John Soranno and John Puckett have created an incredible pizzeria in my home town. The individually-sized, handmade, hand-tossed pizzas are topped with artisanal ingredients (think San Marzano tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala) and put into a 800 degree wood-burning oven for only 90 seconds – the perfect amount of time to…  Read More

Punch Pizza

Authentic Neapolitan Pizza Owners John Soranno and John Puckett have created an incredible pizzeria in my home town. The individually-sized, handmade, hand-tossed pizzas are topped with artisanal ingredients (think San Marzano tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala) and put into a 800 degree wood-burning oven for only 90 seconds – the perfect amount of time to…  Read More

Super Bowl Recipes

A Game-Day Recipe Round-Up Even if you can’t get behind the 49ers or the Ravens, who doesn’t love an excuse to laze on the couch and chow down on finger foods, a hearty bowl of chili or Wisconsin-style mac n’ cheese. You’ll find some of my favorite recipes on this list, from appetizers and wings…  Read More

Super Bowl Recipes

A Game-Day Recipe Round-Up Even if you can’t get behind the 49ers or the Ravens, who doesn’t love an excuse to laze on the couch and chow down on finger foods, a hearty bowl of chili or Wisconsin-style mac n’ cheese. You’ll find some of my favorite recipes on this list, from appetizers and wings…  Read More