Popular pizza joint Upper Crust, 5860 N. Classen Blvd., had to be evacuated recently during the lunch hour rush. And it wasn’t because your Uncle Vinny decided to hang out there all day either.
Empire Slice House
1734 NW 16th St.
What worked: Fun and flavorful specialty pizzas.
What needs work: It's busy and can get loud.
Tip: Not every slice is available every day, so call ahead if you need something specific, or buy a whole pie.