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The Return of Red Sauce

Learn the fundamentals of a standard pizza sauce before getting creative. Discover five cheeses that blend perfectly with mozzarella. Find out what made this year’s Pizza Expo the biggest and best yet in our Expo Wrap-up. Pizza Today visits fast-casual Topp’t Handcrafted Pizzas + Chopped Salads in New Albany, Indiana.

You can also check out the Digital Edition — Pizza Today May 2018.

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May 1, 2018 |

Man on the Street: If You Pic It — We Will Come

Pretty food pictures are key Two chef friends were recently talking about what I imagine they always talk about — how to stay relevant in an increasingly fickle food world. The conversation was interesting because the two participants exist at opposite ends of the career spectrum. One is quite famous, with a history of successful…Read More

May 1, 2018 |

Delivery Woes

Satisfying customers and saving face following delivery mistakes A customer places an order, but your delivery driver forgets the two-liter and extra marinara cups — or even an entire pie. How do you handle the situation? Like any human-run operation, the pizza business is error-prone. Try as we might to minimize mistakes, a few slip-ups…Read More

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May 1, 2018 |

Cheese Pairing: The Ooze Brothers

  Are you prepared for the Mozza-pocalypse? Mozzarella is an island unto itself. It is one of those foods that never needs a description. Be it pronounced as “motsa,” “mutz,” “moosa,” or “mozza,” the effect is the same to any hungry listener’s muscle memory. That long, oozy, stringy pull, deep cream taste and strong chew…Read More

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May 1, 2018 |

Destinations: 1889 Pizza Napoletana, CIBO, Brewer’s Fork

1889 Pizza Napoletana | Kansas City, Kansas The design of 1889 is exquisite: casual with pops of chic. The fast-casual pizzeria serves up Neapolitan-style pizza. Co-owner Kelli Kolich says: “1889 brings a high-end concept at a fast pace to Kansas City — the heart of the country, without compromising on Italian authenticity or flavor.” Kelli and her…Read More

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May 1, 2018 |

Return to Red

Red sauce basics to next-level flavor My good friend Eric Marshall is the founder and owner of Tulsa’s first and largest brewery, Marshall Brewing. He’s a master brewer who studied in Munich, and I think the world of him. He took a chance and put everything on the line for his craft, much like me…Read More

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May 1, 2018 |

Knead to Know: Detroit Style Dough

The Motor City’s famous style makes its way across the U.S. Perhaps no pizza style has entered the public consciousness in quite the way that Detroit-style pan pizza has. This style has been a Motor City secret since the 1940s, but it took until 2012 for Shawn Randazzo to rock the pizza world at Pizza…Read More

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May 1, 2018 |

Pizza Today on the Road: Topp’t, New Albany, Indiana

Topping the Trend Topp’t redefines fast casual in Kentucky and Southern Indiana Just as fast-casual pizza began to boom with national brands sweeping the nation, Topp’t Handcrafted Pizzas + Chopped Salads entered the segment in the modest-sized, rural town of Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 2015 and followed with a second location in New Albany, Indiana, in…Read More

May 1, 2018 |

Conversation: Buddy Koerner, Folino’s Pizza, VT

  The wood-fired pizzeria is set in the Green Mountains and shares a 5,000-square-foot barn façade with Fiddlehead Brewery. The Koerners recently renovated a 5,000-square-foot former funeral home in nearby Burlington for its second location. The counter-service concept has a popular BYOB policy at both locations.   If pressed to put our pizza in a…Read More

May 1, 2018 |

2018 Distributor 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, Anets, Lincoln Impinger, Somerset, Colburne, Hobart, True, Woodstone, CaptiveAire. Service area: Nationwide Service area: AL, TN, MS Sales staff: 4 Trucks: 3…Read More

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May 1, 2018 |

At Your Service: Meet and Greet

Do your servers know who to turn to? Waiting to be acknowledged when dining out is not just a mood killer –– it’s fatal for a business. Diners’ expectations for service is completely different than other retail transactions. Diners expect service to be brought to them unlike a grocery, clothing or sporting goods store, where…Read More

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May 1, 2018 |

Commentary: Delivery Woes

In David LaMartina’s article Delivery Woes, we get perspectives from a handful of operators on how they handle delivery errors that irk the customer. I recently had an interesting experience, and I really wish the store owner/manager in question would have talked to the operators in the article before taking my call. I had an…Read More