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scoopG Mar 29, 2011 05:52 AM

from The United States of Pizza and Serious Eats:

http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives...

  1. NugarifiK Mar 29, 2011 07:30 AM

    Thanks for posting this scoopG. I have to try Galactic Pizza sometime soon.

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    Galactic Pizza
    2917 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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      kevin47 Mar 29, 2011 08:30 AM

      I'd knock a couple off that list and replace them with John's and Papas, but I don't think that's the idea anyway.

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        alpa chino Mar 30, 2011 03:30 AM

        Is it just me, or has Pizza Luce just gone to the dogs. I had one of their pizzas this winter at the Franklin location, and it didn't taste like the pie I had at the Lyndale location a few years back. It's horrible now.

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          LiaM Mar 30, 2011 05:23 AM

          I order Luce on a fairly regular basis - it's the only place that delivers to my area at the time of night that I tend to order pizza - and I find it to be pretty variable in quality. Sometimes it's great, most of the time it's okay (in my opinion). On one or two occasions, it has been kinda poor. I think it probably depends on who's working or maybe how busy they are.

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            kevin47 Mar 30, 2011 08:33 AM

            Their dough can be really floury, which often leaves it tasting dry or burnt. I don't know if it's gone to the dogs so much as the novelty of the funky toppings has worn off.

            I stick with the baked potato pizza when I go there. Guilty pleasure.

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            isfahani Mar 31, 2011 02:56 PM

            It's not just you. Naturally when companies get bigger, the quality will suffer. I really miss the old early 90's downtown Luce when they made everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) by hand.

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              Foureyes137 Apr 12, 2011 06:43 AM

              Same as it ever was as far as I can tell.

              I submit that the advent of better choices over the last 5 or 6 years has simply changed our expectations of what pizza can be. Luce has never been great, it's good enough and they deliver.

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                LiaM Apr 13, 2011 12:26 AM

                I think this is absolutely true. Back when people thought "oh wow, sun-dried tomatoes! pesto! fancy!" Luce seemed amazing. Now that Pizza Hut has those things, it's not so impressive.

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              AmityGuy1 Apr 8, 2011 11:43 AM

              What about Broder's? It is probably the most authentic NY slice you can get in the TC.

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                SteakKnife Apr 8, 2011 06:37 PM

                Thank you for posting this! I found that Pizza Luce delivers to my work and so I tried The Luce and the caesar salad. Both were good, far better than what I normally get delivered.

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                  isfahani Apr 10, 2011 10:49 PM

                  What about Broder's... urk. Myself, I got a whole pie for takeout once last year. It was easily the worst pizza - NY style or not - that I have ever had. Honestly would have enjoyed a tombstone frozen more.

                  Speaking more to the OT, upon the suggestion of some fellow chowhounds, I ordered 3 pies from John's Pizza Cafe, and while I thought that they were kinda room temp upon delivery, they were exactly on time and very very good and I will gladly recommend them. The vegetarians especially enjoyed the Farmer's Fantasy (not at all what you think it might be from the description) and the Spicy Caribbean Chicken was a hit with all the meat eating hot food lovers.

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                  SarahInMinneapolis Apr 12, 2011 06:31 AM

                  My two cents. Galactic was once great, but I think they've dumbed it down the last few years (skimping on ingredients). Pizza Luce is vastly overrated. Broder's by the slice is hit or miss. I've always thought there's room -- at least in the Uptown area -- for a better quality delivery pizza, and really good NYC-style pizza by the slice.

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                    gryffindor249 Apr 12, 2011 11:54 AM

                    In St. Paul, try Eden Pizza (especially the Bloody Mary pizza...only open evenings) and the new pizzeria at the Grand Old Creamery (only open evenings, except Saturday and Sunday lunch)

                    http://edenpizza.com/
                    http://www.grandolecreamery.com/pizza...

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                    Eden Pizza
                    629 Aldine St, Saint Paul, MN 55104

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