Throwback Thursday: Decadent Desserts in October 2005

Mandy Detwiler

Few people love sweets as much as our creative director Rick Daugherty. That’s why he jumped at the chance to create a dessert pizza that would actually SELL in a pizzeria. Back in 2005, dessert pizzas were still a novelty. Sure, you could find cinnamon sticks at most places, but a full-blown dessert pizza deliveredMore »

A Conversation with Bill Freeman, Patxi’s Pizza, Palo Alto, CA

Bill Freeman Patxi's Pizza

Bill lets us in on Patxi’s 10th anniversary   Patxi’s Pizza    Palo Alto, California Pronounced “pah-cheese,” the decade-old pizza company has grown to 12 locations in San Francisco, California and Denver, Colorado. Founder and CEO Bill Freeman and partner Francisco “Patxi” Azpiroz opened their first Patxi’s Pizza unit in Palo Alto in the summerMore »

Commentary: Support Slice of Hope your way

Jeremy White

We are thrilled to announce that Slice of Hope will return for 2014. When the initiative was launched in 2011, it made sense to partner with a breast cancer research charity because October is both National Pizza Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over the years we’ve received numerous calls and e-mails from pizzeriaMore »

Throwback Thursday: Our cover contest in January 2003

Mandy Detwiler

It’s been 11 years since we ran a big contest. That’s Mark Gold and Lou Siecinski, owners of Pizza Shuttle in Milwaukee, who won our very first cover contest back in January 2003. We gave operators the opportunity to get their customers to vote on pizzatoday.com. The result? Siecinski and Gold were featured in aMore »

Throwback Thursday: Dough tossing in September 2007

Mandy Detwiler

Dough tossing graced our September 2007 cover. Trying to get this cover shot was pretty insane. Creative director Rick Daughtery had a heck of a time getting the hands just right, but this cover is one of our favorites. The story was written by the late Pat Bruno, who was not only a food criticMore »

Don’t have the goods? Don’t serve it

Mandy Detwiler

My family and I ate at our favorite local Mexican spot over the weekend. My enchiladas are usually served with a “salad,” which is a clever way of advertising some shredded lettuce, a handful of queso blanco and a tomato slice. This might call itself a tomato, but I’m pretty sure it was just aMore »

Operators always want to show me their restrooms

Denise Greer

Sure it sounds strange but I meet pizzeria owners all of the time who want to give me a tour of their restrooms. That’s a great sign to me. It tells me that the operation take great pride in every aspect of their restaurant. Cleanliness, I expect, but some are going well beyond to incorporateMore »

Give Me a Break!

Jeremy White

In case you missed the big announcement last Friday, we have an exciting event planned for our upcoming September issue. For one month only, we are allowing the Web site and magazine to be HIJACKED by one lucky reader! That’s right — the editorial staff at Pizza Today needs a break. We work hard yearMore »