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Respecting the Craft: Down and out in Las Vegas

Tony Gemignani

Honestly, I have never been a fan of a certain nationally known food distributor. Early in my career I disliked their approach and practices when it came to their reps. Over the last 23 years I have always bought from independent Italian distributors. And I still do. Opening a new restaurant and going into aMore »

Going Green

Recycling bin

If you’ve resisted going green because of cost-conscious concerns, you may be missing out on major savings Going green: Sure, it’s a catchy term…and maybe it’s even a little bit of a cliché at this point. But it’s a mistake to ignore the idea behind the phrase. For pizzeria proprietors, it’s time to put awayMore »

Do it Detroit style

Detroit-style pizza

Regional pizza makes its way cross-country Once virtually unknown outside of the Motor City, Detroit-style pizza has rapidly become a popular dish at several notable pizzerias across the country and has earned its makers top honors in both domestic and international pizza competitions. The style’s recent emergence on the global pizza scene is encouraging, butMore »

How to get media coverage

press coverage wall of fame

PR pros offer tips on getting media coverage There’s no magic formula to generate media attention for your pizzeria. The media’s perception — or even awareness — of your pizzeria is driven by your restaurant’s word-of-mouth reputation that you’ve built on quality and service. The same vigor, persistence and follow-through can lead to getting yourMore »

Soak Up the Sun

sun-dried tomato goat cheese pizza slices

Sun-dried tomatoes heat up spring menus Spring may bring a bounty of produce, but a good tomato? Not as likely. What’s a pizzeria operator to do? With its sweet, intense flavor and multiple uses — sun-dried tomatoes are the answer. Sun-dried tomatoes impart a flavorful punch to pizzas, salads, dressings, pastas, sauces and dough. AndMore »

Places that Rock: RENO / Powder River / Spicy Pie / Timone’s

Reno outdoor patio exterior

Timone’s 1409 N. Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, Georgia 30306 (404) 809-2979 timonespizzaatlanta.com New to Atlanta’s rising pizza scene is Timone’s with its New York-style pizzas. The pizzeria offers a unique beverage program with house-made Italian sodas —berry, cream, orange root and seasonal flavors available. Its starters menu features distinctive plates like Ricotta Toast with fennelMore »

Pizza Expo turns 30!

March cover, Pizza Expo, 30th anniversary

… and here are the top 10 things you can’t miss this year International Pizza Expo will celebrate its 30th birthday this year, and it has come a long way since its inception. The show has celebrated events in Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago, New York City and Atlantic City before finding a permanent home eachMore »

Beyond Main Street

airport pizzeria, nontraditional location

Nontraditional locations bring plenty of potential — and special considerations In the early 1990s, in a move to diversify its portfolio and tap new revenue streams, New Jersey-based Villa Enterprises began exploring expansion into nontraditional locations. The multi-concept restaurant group first began investigating airport locations, intrigued by their similarities to enclosed malls and the parallelsMore »

Coal Miners Pasta

Pasta carbonara

Carbonara sauce offers smoky, intense flavor Carbonara is what some folks consider the fusion of the holy trinity of taste. The pork, egg, cheese and pepper thicken like cooling lava around the pasta bringing a savory, fulfilling richness that begs for another bite…of heaven. Unfortunately, like many Italian recipes, it all depends on who youMore »