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Tommie’s Pizza On Selby

We hadn’t visited Tommie’s Pizza yet, only because we live a couple blocks from a pizzeria.

Ordering pizza on Fridays just feels right. After a glass of wine, I usually trudge down the sidewalk and pick up our order through the snow or sunshine.

This City Pages article reminded me that Tommie’s is not very far. Tommie’s is located across from Macalester College on Selby, serving NY Style pizza since 2018.

In this MN Spokesman-Recorder interview, owner Tommy mentions that he opened this pizzeria without outside funding, fully supported by his family after 30 years working in the food industry.

Ordering is easy  – call ahead or order online for pick-up or delivery. You can also buy pizza by the slice here.

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For The Hope Of A Cold Meatloaf Sandwich

I make meatloaf for the promise of a cold meatloaf sandwich the next day. Thick slices on squishy sandwich bread with mayo. . . good mayo.

My mom always made the meatloaf recipe from the back of the Quaker Oats box, baking it in a rectangular meatloaf pan. Quaker’s recipe is different now, but back then it was really simple: Ground beef, tomato juice, oats, egg, onion, salt and pepper. She topped it with slices of bacon and a glaze of ketchup and brown sugar.

My meatloaf includes a lot more things and I never measure. I freeform the meatloaf on a sheetpan so that the top has more surface area to brown.

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The Five Comfort Foods Getting Me Through

I’ve been thinking about comfort foods a lot. Probably because of all of the uncertainty.

When shit hits the fan I want something familiar. These foods have always been there for me for as long as I can remember – OK, so maybe Bangkok Thai Deli has been here for me for the past decade, plus, but still.

Each of these foods is something I’ve ordered at least twice during the pandemic (I think we repurchase a Top The Tater every other shopping trip). These restaurants and foods feel like old friends. Maybe they are.

Here’s my list:

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Making Broders’ Pizza Kits At Home

We felt gutted when Broders’ closed. The news felt like a literal punch to the stomach. They’ve since re-opened again, offering pizza and pasta kits that you can make at home.

I’ve never been sponsored to rave about Broders. I just really love them.

A post I once wrote about the eggplant pizza. 

Years ago, (actually, more like a decade!) I worked at Broders’ Cucina for a short time after college. I left with a lot more knowledge about Italian food and lingering respect for the Broders family. They gave us so many opportunities to learn and taste new things.

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