Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (GAPCo) is proud and excited to announce that its owner, Sammy Mandell, was named the Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Pizza Today magazine. The Award was presented to Mandell at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, the industry’s biggest trade show.
Pizza Today narrowed down the field from 60 qualified entries to just three. Candidates were judged based on their overall business concepts, employee programs, community involvement and marketing programs, as well as innovation, business growth, year-to-year sales growth and passion. On March 21, the three finalists gave a 15-minute speech to share their stories of success, vision and innovation before a room full of pizza professionals made the final determination, selecting Mandell as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
In celebration of National Pizza Day we have assembled a list of our favorite pizzas around town. We suggest you start now and by midnight you might be able to finish up a slice from each.
Here is a list of a few of our favorites in no particular order. Peruse our list and offer your favorites. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Most of the free world is looking forward to the latest edition of the Super Bowl, a rematch of 2004’s Super Bowl XXXIX, which was won by New England 24–21, Super Bowl LII is the first Super Bowl appearance for the Eagles since that game. The Patriots became the first team since the Seattle Seahawks (who made Super Bowls XLVIII and XLIX) to appear in two consecutive Super Bowls, having won Super Bowl LI in the previous season, and are also seeking to become the first team to repeat as Super Bowl victors since the Patriots themselves won Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX. Philadelphia is making its third appearance in the Super Bowl, having lost Super Bowls XV and XXXIX.
What we really most concerned about is where to enjoy the game in the Dallas area. We looked for great booze prizes, food deals and free entry. Check out our short list of a few of our big choices. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Black-eyed peas have long been a traditional New Years dish with the thought that they bring the eater good luck. The tradition dates back to the Civil War, when Union troops, especially in areas targeted by General William Tecumseh Sherman, typically stripped the countryside of all stored food, crops, and livestock, and destroyed whatever they could not carry away. At that time, Northerners considered “field peas” and field corn suitable only for animal fodder, and did not steal or destroy these humble foods. It’s a southern thing.
There are a few great places to enjoy your personal pot of good luck in the Dallas area. Certainly look to the obvious spots such as Celebration on Lovers Lane in Dallas where they have been serving southern hospitality since 1971. In addition to your black-eyed peas, you can also find a great chicken fried steak, catfish, meatloaf and other hearty dishes to start your year off right. Continue reading
Honestly? Thanksgiving is mostly about watching football, stuffing yourself with turkey, having a few drinks, and arguing with your uncle. But often lost in those national pastimes is the actual “giving thanks” part. So GAPCo is getting ahead of the curve, and giving thanks to all of its friends and supporters this Friday.
On November 17, GAPCo is offering $2 two-topping slices at its second (and newest) location at 1145 Peavy Rd from open until close. That means you’ve got a full day and much of the night to enjoy discounted pizza. Because if there’s anything better than pizza, it’s cheaper-than-usual pizza—ideally with a beer, too, so be sure to order one of those to wash it all down.
GAPCo has been embraced by the East Dallas community, and feels so fortunate to have the support of its regulars and new customers alike. This is just their small way of giving back the best way they know how—with pizza. Everyone’s invited, so mark your calendar, then follow that fresh-baked scent to $2 pizza glory
After much anticipation, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company is finally ready to unveil its new restaurant at the corner of Garland Road and Peavy Road. The company’s second location joins the bustling neighborhood that includes friendly neighbors like Goodfriend Beer Garden, the Goodfriend Package Store, 20 Feet Seafood Joint and Hello Dumpling. Now, the appetizing intersection can add pizza to its roster. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Wings are definitely the perennial fiery bar snack that can be shared by the basket, or devoured solo for a quick meal taken with a very cold beer or a soothing pinot noir. Dallas has their share of very good examples, and much more that are flat on flavor. The latter are of the frozen and pre-sauced variety; an abomination unto mankind. However, done well the wing can be spirited, imaginative, and definitely make you yearn for more.
A perfect wing has a delicate balance of tender white meat that oozes its own juices with a fine balance of sauce and very little decor. A bit of crudité and side of house-made blue cheese dressing is perfect. Some have elevated this combination, others take on an interesting ethnic twist. Let’s explore the better examples in the Dallas area. Continue reading