Since opening in 2007, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company has worked hard to establish itself in Dallas— persevering through a recession, riding out neighborhood development and even changing its business model to embrace delivery. The little pizza shop’s drive has paid off, as Fortune magazine has just named GAPCo one of this year’s 100 fastest-growing inner city companies, as ranked by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.
With an impressive five-year growth rate of 324%, GAPCo earned the #34 spot in the ranking. And they’re not done yet, as the company is opening a second location soon and hopes to open several more in the next few years. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Well, you went and did it. You did the beer before liquor and now have never been sicker. Or perhaps too many sulfites from that red wine you blasted through last night. Or you simply just drank too much and now are suffering an epic hangover. We get it. No, we really get it and have a cure for that. We have a few hangover relief tricks, plus a list of some really good local foods that will help ease the pain of the season.
First, let’s seriously look at how you might prevent that hangover to begin with. And we do not mean abstinence. That cannot possibly be any fun. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Catherine Jacobus and David Haynes opened their Deep Ellum restaurant, Stonedeck Pizza in 2014 wanting to put out a great product and excellent beer. They did just that, but their story is super interesting. And yes, their pizza is interesting and excellent and the beer well curated.
The pizza style is totally unique, square with seriously adult flavor profiles, many that are unique to the pizza business. Look to the Asian BBQ pork with pickled daikon and carrot, and crushed peanuts. We loved the Chicken Tikka Masala with its braised chicken tikka, feta cheese and side of pickled onion. The Guapa en Fuego is totally a flavor blast with chipotle, house-made chorizo and several styles of jalapeno that all together blow your tastebuds away. Servers are warned to inform customers that this is a seriously spicy pie. Continue reading
The Gino’s East’s expansion across Texas is on schedule with five locations expected opening this yea. Dallas opens officially Thursday, November 19 at 2pm. ATX Brands Founder and CEO Doug Guller is bringing all the Chicago pizzeria’s signature dishes to the Texas locations, along with menu items created with a Texas spin. Guller, an Austin resident, owns the rights to all Texas locations of Gino’s East as well as venues such as Parish, Historic Scoot Inn, Güller Hall, and Schroeder Hall, among many other properties.
“Gino’s East is an icon in the Chicago pizza scene and we’re excited to bring the classic deep dish style to Texas,” says Guller. “As soon as I tasted Gino’s East, I knew it was a concept that would work great here. I am so excited that this is a dream that turned into a reality.” Continue reading
It’s November, and you know what that means: mustaches. Because Movember, the global charity committed to men’s health, is back in full effect, and men everywhere are sporting mustaches to raise awareness for issues like prostate and testicular cancer. So to do its part, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company has created a special pizza in collaboration with neighboring Blind Butcher, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Movember. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We have been in search of the best pizza in Dallas but with a single hitch– not Neapolitan style. We have witnessed 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 favorites. And for the best Neapolitan-style pizza? Stay tuned, we are dining out way through that scene as we write. Continue reading
Olivella’s, Dallas’ rustic Italian restaurant and pizzeria that is widely recognized for its Neapolitan pizza and Roman-style pizza, is introducing a new pizza truck. The restaurant that brought Dallas one of its first wood-burning pizza ovens will now offer fried pizza and other Naples street food staples from its pizza truck.
The pizza truck will debut September 12, 2015 at Southern Methodist University when Olivella’s assumes the role of official pizza concessionaire of SMU athletics. The selections will vary day-to-day, but will include an assortment of Olivella’s’ favorites like Margherita and Black Truffle pizza as well as several new items, some of which will only be available from the pizza truck. Continue reading