2014 Pizza Today Distributors’ Directory

Your guide to the pizza industry’s leading distributors A A-Z Restaurant Equipment Co. 3804 Brickton Rd.. Princeton, MN 55371 Phone: 763-389-4345 Fax: 763-389-5787 E-mail: jim@a-zrestaurantequipment.com Web site: www.a-zrestaurantequipment.com Established: 1974 Product lines: Bakers Pride, Blodgett, Lincoln Impinger, Somerset, Colburne, ACME, etc. Service area: 11 Pizza-related business %: 30% Online ordering offered: yes Pizza-related items sold:More »

Interact — May 2014

Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizza, Tacoma, WA, staff, pizza expo, 2014, pizza show

Web exclusive Pizza Expo highlights Be sure to swing to check out all of the highlights from Pizza Expo 2014. Inbox: What a show! On behalf of everyone here at Farrelli’s Pizza, I wanted to take a second to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Pizza Today Expo team for making this year’s showMore »

Coals Artisan Pizza, Louisville, KY — Turning coal into gold

Coals, artisan pizza, Louisville, building, exterior, sign, landscaping, pizzeria

Coals Artisan Pizza introduces coal-fired pizza to Louisville, Kentucky The pizzeria is tucked into a strip mall and flanked by a yoga studio, jewelry store and high-end clothier –– just the place for upscale Coals Artisan Pizza in Louisville, Kentucky. Restaurateur Mark Peters knew exactly what he was looking for when he left food manufacturing forMore »

The American Dream — Fuzzy’s Pizza, Houston, Texas


Fawaz “Fuzzy” Hajjar builds a booming pizzeria in Houston, Texas Fawaz “Fuzzy” Hajjar came to America from Damascus, Syria, to study chemical engineering. He worked his way through college in Chicago restaurants – first as a busboy, then waiter, then bartender. “I love the restaurant business more than chemical engineering,” he says, setting his careerMore »

Within these walls — Barry’s Pizza and Italian Diner, Houston, Texas

Barry's texas_sign_

  Owner Barry Childers creates the comforts of home at Barry’s Pizza in Houston, Texas   Barry’s Pizza & Italian Diner in Houston, Texas exudes a sense of home from the moment customers enter. From its interior to the staff, the inviting restaurant welcomes its guests. We experienced that feeling when Pizza Today visited Barry’sMore »

Places that Rock: Hops and Pie / Lamp Wood Oven / Oley’s / Pizzeria Orso

Pizzeria Orso, pizza

Hops & Pie 3920 Tennyson St. Denver, Colorado 80212 (303) 477-7000 www.hopsandpie.com Craft beer and artisan pizza prove to be the perfect pair at this Mile High pizzeria. Even its dough is made with 50/50 beer and water. Hops and Pie smokes and braises its own meats, something that caught the attention of The FoodMore »

Harness the Power of Your Vision

Jen Zeuner, 
Hot Tomato Pizza

By Anne Keller and Jen Zeuner It is a gorgeous Saturday in October. The temperatures have been a perfect 65 degrees and sunny all week. The golden autumn sun sets on a bluebird sky as the changing leaves scatter in a light breeze. Our day is exceptionally busy one. Lines form from the register toMore »

Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano — San Diego, CA: Labor of Love

Bruno Napelano, San Diego, margherita, pizza

Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano’s passionate owner is making waves one pizza at a time in San Diego Peter Lutz grew up in Detroit and still has an affinity for the style of pizza his home city has popularized. He likes New York-style pizza and other varieties as well. Pizza comes in many styles, and Lutz isn’tMore »

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 »