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
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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
For our end of year pizza binge we wanted to try out some of the better pizza in town, but with one hitch– not Neapolitan style. We have saw an onslaught of pizza being brought to the forefront and most of the new spots in Dallas are of the Neapolitan variety. There will be even more of this style of pizza coming, and that is fantastic. We love this, but what are some of the best non-Neapolitan pizzas in the Dallas area? Glad you asked.
Here is a list of a few of our favorites in no particular order. Peruse our list and offer your favorite seven. And for the best Neapolitan-style pizza? Stay tuned, we are dining out way through that scene as we write. Continue reading
Primo Brothers Pizza owner Luan Vraniqi has a history with pizza. In the late ‘60s his father and two uncles, who originated from Albania, worked for several pizza parlors, in nearly every capacity, before they opened their own place in the mid ‘70s. Here they became known for their New York style pizza and sub sandwiches. As a boy, this is where Luan, a Brooklyn native, began to consume the pizza business and when early notions of his own restaurant burgeoned.
In the 80’s the same family brought their own special version of the New York-style pizza to Dallas and soon gained a huge following with Brother’s Pizza. Dough made fresh daily with fresh ingredients drove the restaurant to stand out. Other Italian favorites including subs, pasta and salads were also popular. Continue reading
Rejoice, lovers of pizza and pot (where it is legal). The two may soon be combined into one perfect munchie. A Pennsylvania-based company called Unique Pizza is developing a cannabis-infused sauce for use on freezer-aisle pies. At the urging of his largest shareholder, CEO Jim Vowler is working with infusion chefs in Colorado to create the sauce.
We’re truly turning the corner on the weed issue when investors think it will be good business to sell edibles. The unnamed shareholder is Canadian and is probably hoping to take advantage of last week’s Canadian Supreme Court ruling that declared the country’s ban on pot edibles unconstitutional. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It seems the business model for fast casual restaurants are gearing quickly to look like Chipotle. This makes sense for restaurateurs wanting to give plenty fresh and fast options to their clientele who are seeking higher quality than the average fast food chain. Enter the latest in the arena of the Chipotle model, Project Pie, a chain from San Diego. Project Pie customers will find it easy to select from seven different pizzas on the menu for a fast exchange of $7.85, or choose from a myriad of ingredients including sauces, meat, and vegetables, also $7.85 regardless of the amount of toppings.
If this sounds eerily similar to local chain, Pie Five, you are correct. In fact many are looking at getting into the fast casual Chipotle-like pizza restaurants across the country. Be on the look out for such chains as Blaze Pizza (which is also making way to Dallas), PizzaRev and 800 Degrees. Everyone wants to be that next big chain the conquers all. Continue reading
On March 12, 2009 your lawmakers passed a non-binding resolution (HRES 224) recognizing March 14, 2009 as National Pi Day. It is one of the more legit holidays we discuss here, and it is actually an homage to geeks everywhere who see the date as a reason to celebrate due to its mathematical implications. We say any reason to celebrate anything is just fine by us.
Since we are predominately about food we will suggest a few places to actually enjoy a pi(e) in Dallas. Continue reading