Places that Rock: The Backspace / My Father’s Pizza / Blind Lady Ale House

The Backspace Austin roasted mushroom.pepperoni.margherita pizza

The Backspace 507 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin, TX 78701 (512) 474-9899 thebackspace-austin.com Residing in a restored 130-year-old building, the pizzeria’s interior is rustic with vintage hanging church lights over the bar, wagon wheel wall décor and stools made from old wine barrel staves. Add intimate seating for 30 and The Backspace is a hip, casualMore »

Big Vinny’s Take & Bake Pizza to open second location

LINCOLN, NEB. – Lincoln, Nebraska, residents will soon gain another way to create customized, restaurant-quality pizza ready to bake in the comforts of their own home. Under the guidance of iconic pizza company Godfather’s Pizza, Inc., the home-baked pizza concept uses the finest ingredients and dough made fresh daily to prepare custom ordered pizzas tailoredMore »

One-Minute Operator EP5 — Matt Jacobson & Bob Peyton, Sizzle Pie

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How do your house-made items set you apart?   (Left) Bob Peyton, director of operations, and Matthew Jacobson, co-owner, at Sizzle Pie in Portland, Oregon, answer this One-Minute Operator.   One-Minute Operator is a video series on PizzaToday.com featuring successful pizzeria operators dropping great advice one minute at a time. For more episodes, visit One-MinuteMore »

Great Value Colleges selects 50 Great College Town Pizza Shops

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Collegiate resource site Great Value Colleges selects “50 Great (and mostly cheap!) College Town Pizza Shops.” The ranking is based on proximity to a college, awards won, and Yelp ratings, as well as consideration for late hours, low prices and novelty. Great Value Colleges’ top 10 pizzerias include: 10. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana — NewMore »

PizzaFire fast casual concept to open in NE Ohio

10/09/2014 –– Imagine a fresh, handcrafted pizza built right in front of you with your choice of 40 unique fresh toppings and fire-baked for only 180 seconds. It’s here…and it’s called PizzaFire! Dubbed the “Chipotle of Pizza”, the new “custom pizza –– ready in minutes” concept is here, and PizzaFire is leading the revolution. PizzaFire isMore »

2014 Pizza Today Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias

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Each year, we mail out surveys to independent pizzerias across the nation. Using their responses, we compile our Hot 100 list — a ranking of America’s 100 largest independent pizza operations (based on sales). This issue is eagerly devoured by Pizza Today’s readers and the list is a testament to the ingenuity, diligence and skillMore »