Once upon a time, there was a local small pizza chain in Duluth, called “Mr. Franks”. Some years ago, Mr. Franks “West”, at 21st Avenue West and Superior Street, was taken over by Lee, and dubbed “Lee’s Pizza.”
Lee maintained the Mr. Frank’s recipe, which is a good, if not great, substitute,if one has just had enough of Sammy’s.
Lee retired a couple of years ago, but the place was recently named to the top in a reader poll at the Duluth News Tribune.
Although I will always love Sammy’s, I’m partial to Lee’s, because for six months, I lived in a little apartment above the place, and Lee and I became good friends. Lee occasionally let me and my then true love (who worked next door) make and bake our own.
It’s good to have a friend in the pizza business.
Minnesota burger reporter Kawikamedia recently stopped in to Lee’s for a sausage, pepp, green olive combination, and reported it is still MOST excellent.