DeRusha Eats: 2016 In ReviewThe big wins of 2016 were all about casual dining with big flavors and big heart.
DeRusha Eats: Punch PizzaIn the early days,Punch Pizza was a sit-down in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood, with a wood-fired oven that got up to 1000 degrees.
Punch Pizza Raising Its Minimum Wage Again -- To $11 An HourDuring last year’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama gave a shout-out to the owners of Minnesota-based Punch Pizza for voluntarily raising the company’s starting minimum wage to $10 an hour.
Punch Pizza Named Best Pizza In MinnesotaA new list is out with its choice for the best pizza in Minnesota. Business Insider picked Punch Pizza for its authentic Neapolitan pies, cooked in wood-burning ovens.
DeRusha Eats: Pieology PizzeriaIt's been around for thousands of years, but right now it doesn't get hotter than pizza. Matt Kalil is a 25-year-old offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, and the big name behind <a href="http://www.pieology.com/">Pieology Pizza</a> in Maple Grove, St. Paul and Mankato.
MN-Based Punch Pizza Thriving After Risky Wage MoveSix months ago, a Twin Cities business took a risk few have voluntarily taken. Before state law changed minimum wage laws in April, the owner of <a href="http://www.punchpizza.com/" target="_blank">Punch Pizza</a> increased wages to $10 an hour -- a $2.5 million investment over the next 10 years.
Punch Pizza Inspires Small Business Owner To Raise WagesA Twin Cities pizza chain is getting national attention once again for leading the way with higher employee wages. "Hi, everybody. In my state of the union address, I talked about pizza. More specifically, I talked about a pizza chain in Minneapolis - Punch Pizza - whose owner, John Soranno, made the business decision to give his employees a raise to ten bucks an hour," President Obama said in his weekly address.
Minimum Wage Debate Ramps Up Before 2014 SessionPresident Barack Obama shed a national spotlight on Minnesota Tuesday night when he praised a Minneapolis business owner during his State of the Union speech.
Punch Pizza Featured In State Of The UnionAfter making headlines by raising their starting wage to $10 an hour for employees, Punch Pizza was recognized Tuesday during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
‘Investing In Our People’: Punch Pizza Raising Minimum Wage To $10The owners of a Minnesota pizza franchise are making an unusual business move this holiday season -- raising the pay for all their minimum wage workers to $10 an hour. The move at Punch Pizza comes as debate is sharpening over whether to raise Minnesota's minimum wage statewide.
Best Food To Eat Before And After MarathonRunning the marathon? Here are a few tricks to help break out of the marathon-training food rut and ensure that you're getting the food you need to do your best and recover well.
The Good Life For Less: Earth Day Deals; Free Pizza TodayCheer up my deal finding friends! The snow is here, but we're ignoring it and hoping some of these hot deals will melt it away before you can ask, "Is it spring in Minnesota?"
The Good Life For Less: Give A Little, Get A LittleIt's the season of giving, and Punch Pizza is offering you dinner if you give a little.
Best First Date Spots In The Twin CitiesSo you've got yourself a first date -- and obviously, you're hoping this goes well. Beyond figuring out what you're going to wear and how you're going to do your hair, there's a much bigger decision before you. Where are you going to go?
Best Pizza Places Near 'U Of M'For this tough, hard-nosed assignment, I jumped back into and near my stomping grounds, which is the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus. My task was to discover a wide variety of pizza joints that students, and everyone else, would enjoy.