May 21, 2013

Inside King Louie's Empire Deli & Pizza

Will Empire be the joint that finally sparks the great downtown by-the-slice war? Baby steps. It should at least gain a foothold where others have stumbled. A positive development, however you cut it. Read the full review: Ian Froeb reviews Empire Pizza.

Photos by Corey Woodruff for the Riverfront Times.
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This slice from a 30-inch pizza features pepperoni, fresh jalapeños and onions.
This slice from a 30-inch pizza features pepperoni, fresh jalapeños and onions.
A pizza that's ready to bake.
A pizza that's ready to bake.
Brandon Rasch cuts a cheesesteak sandwich.
Brandon Rasch cuts a cheesesteak sandwich.
Empire Deli & Pizza shreds its pepperoni so diners get a taste in each bite.
Empire Deli & Pizza shreds its pepperoni so diners get a taste in each bite.
Empire Deli & Pizza's muffalatta features cabbage to help mellow the olive flavors.
Empire Deli & Pizza's muffalatta features cabbage to help mellow the olive flavors.
A pizza that's ready to bake.
A pizza that's ready to bake.
Inside Empire Deli & Pizza, 1131 Washington Avenue.
Inside Empire Deli & Pizza, 1131 Washington Avenue.
A slice from 30-inch pizza as compared to a slice of its 18-inch pizza.
A slice from 30-inch pizza as compared to a slice of its 18-inch pizza.
Cutting a fresh-baked pizza.
Cutting a fresh-baked pizza.
Cheese pizza.
Cheese pizza.