2010 January: Did You Know?

2010 January: Did You Know?Mobile orders at Donimo’s are growing at an average of 20 percent per month.

The average restaurant produces 50,000 pounds of waste annually.

According to Pizza Today Web poll, 39 percent of pizzerias update their menu on a quarterly bases.

Texas has 3,943 pizzerias.
Padington’s Pizza / Viccino’s Pizza Company / Screwie Lewiez Risotrante

Padington’s Pizza
410 Pine Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
(503) 378-0345
www.padingtons.com

Online food bloggers rave about the no-frills dining at Padington’s in Salem, Oregon. This awardwinning, family owned pizzeria has two locations with a kitschy Western décor including stained glass lamps, antique chandeliers, and Western memorabilia and photos. The menu keeps with the theme: customers love to rustle up a Humdinger, which features salami, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives and lean beef.

Viccino’s Pizza Company
1905 Glenview Rd.
Glenview, Illinois 60025
(847) 724-9500
www.viccinos.com

Yes, we know Chicago is a Mecca of pizzerias, but not all are created equal. At upscale Viccino’s, with fi ve locations in the North Shore district, you’ll fi nd thin crust, a fl aky Roma, stuffed and the quintessential Chicago pan-style. Bread is baked in-house, including that for the Panini menu. These oversized grilled sandwiches could feed two at lunch. We especially like the gourmet Viccino’s Club, which is piled high with turkey breast, lettuce, onion, tomato, cheese and a “schmear” of mayonnaise. Wrap it up for delivery, takeout or dine in!

Screwiw Lewiez Ristorante
420 Main St.
P.O. Box 1276
New London, New Hampshire 03257
(603) 526-6600
www.screwielewiez.com

Great name aside, we’re impressed at the down-home freshness of this campus staple — from the oversized calzones to the crisp salads and wholesome toppings. Sure, the pizza here is traditional, but we especially like the TBG, which features tomato slices, basil and garlic. How’s that for returning to your roots? And there’s a twist on the classic garlic knots – they’re called Forget- Me-Knots!