September 25, 2013 |

Pizza Places that Rock & Pizza Industry Statistics — October 2013

By Pizza Today

Slice of Hope 2013 takes place this month, October 8th-11th in New England!

The U.S. pizza industry is growing at a rate of 3.4 percent, according to research from IBISWorld.

Halloween is one of the pizza industry’s five busiest days.

Active dry yeast should be rehydrated with water between 100 and 105 F.

// &pizza / Pig Ate My Pizza / 15th Street Pizza & Pub

1118 H St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 733-1285

This fast casual “build-your-own” concept has garnered rave reviews in D.C. At &pizza, customers choose from three types of dough, six sauces and an assortment of cheeses. Then there are proteins like smoked bacon, veal and pork meatballs, soppressata and farm eggs. For vegetables, toppings range from roasted tomatoes and peppers to caramelized onions and broccoli florets. Lastly, this shop specializes in finishes and oils: basil, arugula, pickled red onion, crumbled feta and goat cheese, fig marsala and oils infused with garlic, oregano or red pepper chili. The pizzeria offers suggestions like the Kiss & Fire with spicy tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, hot sausage, smoked bacon, soppressata, Parmesan-Reggiano and oregano oil; the Moonstruck with mushroom truffle spread, roasted mushrooms, goat cheese, fig marsala, red pepper chili oil and crushed black pepper; and the Gnarlic with garlic puree, mozzarella, ricotta, Asiago and garlic oil.

Pig Ate My Pizza
4154 W. Broadway Ave.
Robbinsdale, Minnesota 55422
(736) 535-1131

Opened in May, this eclectic 50-seat pizzeria’s creations have been thrust into the national spotlight, gaining instant popularity. The Minneapolis-area pizzeria already has more than 4,000 Facebook likes. Its funky interior that pays homage to the hog has drawn attention, too. With a rotating menu of 10 Neapolitan pizzas, Pig Ate My Pizza posts new pies on chalkboards above the open kitchen and along the dining area. A recent menu highlighted the Cider Ham Rules ($14) with mushroom, ham and apples; the Ray Charles ($15) with BBQ, pork belly, Gouda and peaches; and the Raphael ($14) with chicken mole, charmoula and guacamole. The pizzeria also offers a four-course tasting menu ($60 for two), designed for sharing.

15th Street Pizza & Pub
2130 Jodeco Rd.
McDonough, Georgia 30253
(770) 507-1478

With a hassle-free mobile site and online ordering, 15th Street Pizza makes it easy to connect with its tech-savvy customers. Its menu offers variety, from appetizers, wings and burgers to calzones and Stromboli. The brick-oven pizza menu features not only eight-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch and 16-inch pizzas but also offers patrons the option to put their favorite toppings on French bread. The Wine and Cheese specialty pizza is topped with creamy wine sauce, chicken, bacon, provolone, lettuce and tomato. Its beer menu is extensive with 20 craft and domestic beers on draft, as well as more than 30 beers available in bottles.