Vivo 53, a new restaurant serving its proprietary artisanal pizzas and handmade pastas opened today at The Tower in Downtown Fort Worth. The restaurant draws its name from the 53 attempts and three master bakers it took at exacting the perfect Italian dough with the ideal blend of crispness and incredible flavor.
“Vivo 53 begins with our artisanal, handcrafted pizza” said Vivo 53 owner Paul Daneshrad. “We are committed to high quality, Italian ingredients that create savory dishes that are bold, unique and rich.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Khanh Nugyen at DaLat just messaged that he plans to open ZaLat tomorrow, Tuesday the 17th at 5pm. It is a true soft opening and he will have limited amount of pizzas for at least two weeks before grand opening is announced. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Plenty can be written about Khanh Nguyen at DaLat. He is definitely the king of the late night menu, serving pho and plenty of other interesting Vietnamese items on into the night. Arrive at 1:59 and you will be welcome to order, whereas any other establishment would be sweeping and shaking you off to find bad waffles for your 2am fix. Many of the late night patrons are waiters, bartenders and chefs. Others arrive directly from the bars that surround the neighborhood. All are welcomed with a steaming bowl of pho, or one of the many other items that will definitely sooth your soul.
And damn those delicious little DaLat shooters which are Vietnamese meatballs seared and sunk into a spicy broth of sake, coconut and cream. Toss your head back for a moment of bliss. Continue reading
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the nation’s leading build-your-own artisanal pizza restaurant concept, announced today that it will soon open its first Texas location, in Frisco. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip decor, will open this May in The Centre at Preston Ridge (8400 Gaylord Parkway). This outdoor shopping mall is currently home to major retail and restaurant locations including Applebee’s, Best Buy, Super Target, Old Navy and Chili’s.
“Our mission at Blaze is simple—we’re all about bringing the community a place where people can connect, create and enjoy great pizza at crazy fast speed,” said Jim Mizes, president & COO of Blaze Pizza. “We’re excited to introduce our concept to the wonderful people of Texas and show them what Blaze is all about.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
News from the undisputed King of Late Night Pho, Khanh Nguyen owner of DaLat, says that he will open a late night pizza parlor next to his pho-riffic restaurant on Fitzhugh in Dallas. Nguyen will be taking over the former Pastazio’s location which closed in November of 2014 and situated next door to DaLat at 2519 North Fitzhugh Avenue. The restaurateur plans to name the pizza joint ZaLat, to open late nights and with delivery. Projected to open sometime in February.
ZaLat will be open from 5pm to midnight to start, with the ultimate goal of staying open until 4am. Nguyen said in an interview today that neighboring El Come Taco is looking at staying open late into the night as well, making that section of Fitzhugh a dining Mecca for service industry workers and the apres-bar crowd. He is also working with El Come to develop a pizza with a south-of-the-border flair, a street taco pizza made with al pastor. Other pies with an ethnic flair include a Reuben that he says is to die for, and might be better than its sandwich counterpart. We are particularly looking forward to a Thai pizza based on the meatball shooters served at DaLat.
by Steven Doyle
I checked into the newly opened Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom this week, and felt something vaguely familiar. No, it wasn’t the fact that it was in the briefly the location of Mockingbird Taproom, the beer version of the many restaurants opened and failed in the DFW area by Restaurant America. Although the decor did not change even a little bit, there is where the similarities end. I do recall having been to an Old Chicago in Colorado many years ago, and that is also where the company started. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
Olivella’s, opened by the third oldest pizza family from Naples, Italy, continues to build an extensive roster of flavorful, rustic Italian dishes around its award-winning menu of Neapolitan and Roman-style pizzas. The latest additions include: Cheese Dip with House-made Bread; Sausage, Gorgonzola, and Tomato Sauce antipasta plate; Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Pizza Roll antipasta plate; Chicken Piccata pasta plate; and Peanut Butter and Nutella panini.
All of the new menu items will be introduced at Olivella’s Neo Pizza Napoletana’s Lakewood and Victory Park locations. The University Park location will offer three of the items, including the Sausage, Gorgonzola, and Tomato Sauce antipasta plate, the Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Pizza Roll, and the Peanut Butter and Nutella panini. Continue reading