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Lucky For Some: Thirteen Pies Is a Baker’s Dozen of Good Pizzas (and more…)

ThirteenPiesFortWorth.BurattaMozzarellaby Andrew Chalk

It’s hip, it’s cool, and it’s doing some of the best pizza in town. It is Thirteen Pies and it is only in lucky Fort Worth and Atlanta right now. Bizarrely, Houston, not corporate parent’s home-town Dallas, opens next which makes we wonder if Raised Palate Restaurants (neé Consilient Restaurant Group) didn’t have a non-compete with the purchasers of its Fireside Pies (Chalak Mitra Group, owners of Genghis Grill) not to go back into Dallas with a pizza concept for X years.

Either way, the West 7th development adjacent to Fort Worth’s Cultural District is a natural home for this buzzing, informed concept of pizza (and more). At a recent media event I checked it out. The pizzas are twelve menu regulars plus a rotating thirteenth (hence the restaurant’s name). The chewy, crispy charred thin crust is glorious, but just a vehicle for some of the most creative toppings around. How about fennel salami, smoked provolone, soffritto, castelvetrano olive, yellow tomato and old manchego? It’s “The Iberian” ($15), the first pizza I tried and a candidate for favorite.   Continue reading

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FW Fireside Pies To Be Renamed

DSC09566by Steven Doyle

Fireside Pies has always made a pretty mean pizza. Fireside opened its first pizza restaurant in 2004 and is locally owned by Consilient Restaurant Group, the same group that has assembled a bevy of beautiful restaurants across Dallas and Fort Worth. Think Victor Tango, Hibiscus, the Porch, and more recently, CBD Provisions and A F & B. All quality restaurants run properly.

We stopped in Fireside’s Fort Worth store located on Crockett last evening and was quite surprised how very differently they run that restaurant from the others.    Continue reading

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