Congratulations Pizzeria Lola!

Jeremy White

Well, the cat’s out of the bag. Though the August issue may not be in your hand for another day or two, we made the announcement in today’s Quick Tips and have given our online readers an early peek at the cover article. Congratulations to Pizzeria Lola in Minneapolis for earning our 2014 Independent ofMore »

The 2014 Independent Pizzeria of the Year: Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis, MN — Page 3

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It all comes out of the oven that serves as the pizzeria’s burning beacon.  Kim admits that, initially, she was hesitant to let the piece of equipment steal the spotlight. “It was really our architect’s idea,” she says. “He really thinks outside the box. He had never really designed a restaurant before. I would considerMore »

The 2014 Independent Pizzeria of the Year: Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis, MN — Page 4

Hello Pizza Pizzeria Lola

Hello Pizza   Hello Pizza is the sister restaurant to Pizzeria Lola. Owner Ann Kim recognized that the unique vibe at Lola would make it difficult to grow, but she also knew it would not be easy to keep many of her key employees around without advancement opportunities. Since she was a fan of NewMore »

The 2014 Independent Pizzeria of the Year: Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis, MN — Page 2

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Many Americans wax poetically about one day owning a restaurant. Kim was no different.  But, what made her think it would work? “Basically, I love to cook,” she explains. “Growing up it was sort of a natural thing. I watched my mother and grandmother cook and learned from them. I developed my palate from them.More »

Commentary: Support Slice of Hope your way

Jeremy White

We are thrilled to announce that Slice of Hope will return for 2014. When the initiative was launched in 2011, it made sense to partner with a breast cancer research charity because October is both National Pizza Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over the years we’ve received numerous calls and e-mails from pizzeriaMore »

Wine & Dine

Photo by Josh Keown

Two decades ago, America was largely intimidated by wine. Snobs drank it. Even worse, they swished it around, spit it into a bucket and then talked about it in unappealing and difficult-to-understand terms like “flinty” or “grassy.” What normal, everyday Joe wanted to drink grass? Since wine was an unknown and perceived as expensive, itMore »

Give Me a Break!

Jeremy White

In case you missed the big announcement last Friday, we have an exciting event planned for our upcoming September issue. For one month only, we are allowing the Web site and magazine to be HIJACKED by one lucky reader! That’s right — the editorial staff at Pizza Today needs a break. We work hard yearMore »

2014 Chains to watch

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These corporate pizza chains are on the grow and making waves. Marco’s Pizza Toledo, OH With its focus on a higher-end look than normally found in delco units and a dedication to serving pizza that isn’t your typical mega-chain quality, Marco’s Pizza has quickly climbed the ranks of our annual Top 100 Companies list. InMore »

Commentary: What I learned in Italy

Jeremy White

It’s the motherland when it comes to pizza, right? I mean, how many American chains and independent pizzerias use some form of Italian reference in their marketing or menu descriptions? When it comes to pizza, to be Italian is to be superior, right? Not always. I recently spent a week in Italy with my publisher,More »