It’s been a month of things and transitions.
We survived baby’s first respiratory thing. “First baby, first cough!” I kept saying each time I called the nurse line.
Thanksgiving. First snow. Christmas shopping.
I start a new job this week. I’ve been composing a Taylor Swift breakup album, but for your previous employer album in my head for the past two weeks.
A little nerve-wracking, but also exciting and hopeful. I’m ready!
Every Friday night we order delivery.
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.
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.
Lunds & Byerlys is a special place where you may walk in for only lemons and peanut butter and walk out with four frozen BOGO pizzas.
Lunds (those of us who lived here for a while may still call it Byerlys) is one of our more upscale grocery chains. I don’t shop here to save money. I come here when I want high quality deli foods or to get in and out efficiently. The customer service is good and it’s near my house. I fill in my weekly groceries here each week.
Lunds also happens to offer a good variety of frozen pizzas including local brands from around the Midwest. Seemily with more frequency Lunds offers a BOGO frozen pizza sale. Every single frozen pizza is buy-one-get-one-free. This means that you can get some of the more expensive frozen pizzas for about $4-6 each. You may even luck out and nab a Mucci’s pizza.
We buy so many frozen pizzas here that I’m starting a blog post to track them all here. Pizza brands are listed in alphabetical order:
I just wanted to take this moment to write about my one of my favorite local pizzerias, Davanni’s.
Our closest Davanni’s is actually the local chain’s first of 21 pizza shops which opened in 1975.
I’m not even sure what type of pizza Davanni’s serves. It’s not New York-style and it’s not exactly Minnesota-style pizza. The crust choices include thin, traditional, and deep dish.
The deep dish (above) might not taste exactly like the classics from Chicago, but it’s something we crave from time to time. The traditional crust is my favorite.
I’m not going to claim that Davanni’s serves the best pizza in Minnesota. What I will say is that Davanni’s is like an old friend. It serves some of my favorite pizza and the pizza is always consistent.
Now that Davanni’s is our neighbor we eat there a lot.