Conversation with Mark Campagnolo, Ciao! Wood-fired Pizza, Ithaca, NY

Mark Campagnolo, owner
Ciao! Wood-fired Pizza & Pasta
Ithaca, New York

Ciao! Wood-fired Pizza & Pasta Ithaca, New York No. 85 on Pizza Today’s Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias list, Ciao! features rustic wood-fired pies and Tuscan pasta. The pizza oven and make line take center stage in its dining room. Strong word-of-mouth traffic is driven by a successful youth outreach program and theme nights. Ciao! isMore »

Conversation with Jeff Smokevitch, Brown Dog Pizza, Blue Pan Pizza

Jeff Smokevitch

Jeff Smokevitch Brown Dog Pizza – Telluride, Colorado Blue Pan Pizza – Denver, Colorado World Pizza Champion Jeff Smokevitch opened Brown Dog Pizza in Telluride with Dan Lynch in 2001. Last year, he expanded his concept of multiple pizza styles to Denver with the opening of Blue Pan Pizza with co-owner Giles Flanagin. “Smoke” speaksMore »

Buscemi’s Celebrates 60th Anniversary and is Named to Top 100 Pizza Chains in America

ROSEVILLE, Mich., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Original Buscemi’s is celebrating 60 years in 2016 and has also announced today that they made the “Annual Top 100 Pizza Chains in the Country” list, published by Pizza Today Magazine, the nation’s top pizza industry magazine. The magazine has ranked Original Buscemi’s Pizza #40, moving them upMore »

Conversation with Ed Simmons, Dough Artisan Pizzeria

Ed Simmons, Chef/Owner, Dough Artisan Pizzeria, Caldwell, New Jersey

Dough Artisan Pizzeria Caldwell, New Jersey Since opening Dough Artisan Pizzeria in 2013, Chef/owner Ed Simmons has made sure the artisan culture pervades his business. He cultivates a seasonal menu with hand-crafted pizzas, small plates, main dishes, and salads.   Ed discusses artisan pizza The concept for Dough is an American wood-fired pizzeria, utilizing locallyMore »

Drawing families with innovative children’s menus

"Fresh Kids Special" display window sign

Where Kids Count Microwaved pizza, mac and cheese and chicken fingers are often standard pizzeria children’s menu fare. But to keep kids –– and their families –– coming back, many pizzerias are also offering creative, healthy and allergy-conscious menus. Fresh Brothers, a Los Angeles-based multi-unit operation, designed a four-item kids’ menu featuring their top-selling FreshMore »