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The Plaza’s Pop Up Pizza represents more than just great crust

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Pop Up daily offers four types of pie by the slice, pillars of the new Downtown.
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The days-old pizza pickup spot on the southern end of the Plaza’s recently revamped casino has the perfect name, because it seemed to pop up out of nowhere. And it’s a good thing it did.

The Details

Pop Up Pizza
At the Plaza, 386-2110.
Daily, 11 a.m.-late.

The menu—probably printed out at home, with four types of pie by the slice—assigns Downtown-y names to ordinary pizza toppings, such as “the 18b” (cheese) and “the Main St.” (pepperoni). “The Fremont” gets a little wild, with sausage, bacon, pepperoni, roasted peppers and eggplant, but it’s the simple slices that excel. The tomato sauce, made in-house, tastes fresh and slightly sweet with a kick of basil. The spheres of pepperoni are large and spicy. And the crust is spectacular, slightly charred underneath with a great chew factor, just as good as described in a friend’s tweet that alerted me to Pop Up Pizza’s existence.

Look, it has been proven: Revitalizing a city’s Downtown core is dependent on brilliant pizza. We need this, people. So, go to the Plaza and get a Pop Up slice. Consider it an investment in our future.

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