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Reader: Denver Can Always Use More Great Pizza!

Denver Deep Dish just changed its name, but it hasn't changed its emphasis on good pizza.
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As nighttime temperatures drop, diners get more interested in pizza and other warming dishes. And they'll soon have more options: Paul C. Reilly, co-owner of Beast + Bottle and Coperta, will be opening Coperta Pizza in the new Broadway Market. Meanwhile, after more than three years of dishing up great deep-dish pies on West 38th Avenue, Denver Deep Dish just changed its name to Crush Pizza & Tap, to emphasize that it's more than just a deep-dish joint.

But the photo of a deep-dish Crush pie had (some) readers salivating:

Says Joey: 
Tell me that picture doesn't look amazing!
Responds Daniel: 
That looks horrible.
Adds Rachel: 
Looks a lot like Blue Pan's pizza.
Notes Adrell: 
I've been to Bar Car a couple of times. As a former Chicagoan, that pizza was amazing. I'll have to check these guys out.
 IAnd Carl concludes: 
More pizza! More pizza! I've been disappointed in some of the pizzas I've found around town, but Denver can always use more great pizza.
Keep reading for more pizza news.

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Jason McGovern started selling his Chicago-style pizza out of a walk-up window at Bar Car more than six years ago. In 2015, he opened Denver Deep Dish as a stand-alone restaurant at 1200 West 38th Avenue.

Now he's changing the name to Crush Pizza & Tap. But the pizza isn't changing...much, although McGovern is introducing a hand-tossed pie and emphasizing other menu items. "I want our diners to think of us as a pizza restaurant, not just a deep-dish pizza restaurant," he explains.

What do you think of McGovern's pizza? The news that Coperta Pizza will open in the Broadway Market? What's your favorite pizza in town? Post a comment or email [email protected].
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