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Taverna Rossa Brings Thin-Crust Pizzas to Plano. The Fun Starts Tomorrow.

Brian Luscher of The Grape not only runs his own restaurant, sometimes he consults, too. Yay for no free time! Taverna Rossa, one of his newest consulting projects, opens tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 11) for lunch and dinner. The specialty here are the thin-crust pizzas baked in a stone-fired oven. But if that doesn’t float your […]

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Al’s Pizzeria Returns to Village at Bachman Lake in Dallas

I hope my former neighbors in Midway Hollow (“A Treasure to Keep”) will rejoice in the news: Al’s Pizzeria is re-opening. Look out, Jay Jerrier, Al’s Pizzeria, is known for its authentic New York-style pizza and could cause Zoli’s to shed a few unicorn tears. Owner Medo Pjetrovic has leased a 1,785 square-foot space in a new […]

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Eat This Now: Filet Mignon Pizza at Battuto Italian Kitchen in North Dallas

The other night I popped into Battuto Italian Kitchen in North Dallas. This casual restaurant is owned by radio personalities Gene & Julie Gates. The menu boasts handmade pastas, pizzas, clean vegetable puree soups, and fresh seafood and Italian specialites. They are devoted to  fresh, local, and seasonal products and offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. […]

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Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern Opens Today. 5 Things You Should Know Before You Go.

Today’s the day, Zoli’s fans. Hot grandmas are coming to town at 5 p.m. (If you think hot grandmas are actually people, you clearly aren’t one of the 1,439 folks who like the Facebook page for Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern.) Back in February, we told you that Jay Jerrier was opening a pizza place for “people […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: the 5 Best Pizzas From Non-Pizza Joints

Here’s the deal. You’re moving to a private island with Kathy Ireland, Zac Efron, a couple miniature horses and a chef who can only cook one thing. What’s it going to be? Well, obviously, as you probably know from the title of this post, it’s pizza. It’s an ubiquitous people pleaser. For centuries it has […]

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Uno Dué Go Expands, Brings Healthy Food to Plano

Dallas airport staple Uno Dué Go is upgrading from tiny terminal status to full-fledged restaurant at 4901 West Park Boulevard, Suite 521. In fact, the corporation is so confident its expansion will pay off in Texas that Uno Dué Go has two Plano locations in the works, thanks to corporation employees like CEO Ian Baines who […]

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Cane Rosso to Celebrate its Second Verace Pizza Napoletana Certification on June 18

I’m not in the pizza business, so any email with “VPN certification” makes me think of computer networks and IP addresses. Not “Verace Pizza Napoletana certification.” You’re probably wondering: What the thingamajig is a VPN certification? Well, it could just be (like this Serious Eats guy says) a marketing tool. According to owner Jay Jerrier, it’s […]

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Laura Bush Likes Cane Rosso

Ever wondered where the former First Lady dines in Dallas? Apparently, it’s Cane Rosso. A friend of mine spotted her there this past Saturday afternoon. There was no doubt, he said. That perfectly coifed hair could belong to none other than Laura Bush. As the taco festivities raged in Deep Ellum this weekend, the former First Lady sat […]

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Restaurant Review: Dough Pizzeria in Dallas

We were a party of two adults and two children. We ordered two glasses of wine, two salads, and three pizzas. We paid $127.01. I probably wouldn’t have gasped so loud when the bill came if the food had been better. The kitchen uses high-quality ingredients; they deserve to be cooked and served properly. It […]

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Look What I Made: Grilled Flatbread Pizza (Vegan Friendly)

I’m writing about pizza again because, well, I can. And because lately I can’t shut up about pizza. Internet me is just following real life me’s lead. More and more, I find myself engaging in these conversations about pizza making and… they’re not even conversations, really. It’s just me, impassioned, bathed in self-righteousness, and raving […]

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News Briefs: A Pizzaiolo, A Birthday, A Brazilian Steakhouse, a Trip to France, and Tex-Mex

Frisky Frisco Pizzaiolo! Pizzeria Testa in Frisco has permanently hired Master Pizzaiolo, Michele D’ Amelio, who was recently crowned World Champion in the Italian Style Pizza Challenge at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.  Before the completion, Amelio couldn’t commit to a full-time gig at Testa because of visa complications. Once he became a […]

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Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern is Moving into old Bee Enchilada Space in Oak Cliff

The debate is officially over. Sorry, East Dallas; sorry, Lakewood, North Dallas, Far East Dallas, and everyone else who wants a slice of Jerrier in their neighborhood. Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern, a place for pizza lovers who hate Cane Rosso,  is moving to Oak Cliff, according to Teresa Gubbins. The “leader in the clubhouse” turned […]

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Holy Cow, You Can Buy 2,000 Crystal’s Pizza Tickets for $5 Before it Closes on Sunday, Feb. 17!

I’ve never set foot inside Crystal’s Pizza, but everyone keeps telling me that it was “the sh*t.” Pardon my language. Dan Koller even emailed me and Nancy just to grieve over Crystal’s closing with a beautiful, wham bam one-liner sentence: “To Dallasites of my generation, this is a big effing deal.” So maybe Alice Laussade […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Bryan Street Tavern

Deep beneath the winds of rainy streets In old East Dallas a tavern beats And pulses and dances along the glades Of Bryan Street, where troubles fade. A legend tells of a wandering soul Guided by whispers and owing no toll To man nor beast, nor season or flame In winter’s arms he seeks refrain […]

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