Coal Vines- Dallas

I love working at a company where my friends & coworkers live in different cities. Troy and I spent a sunny Thursday evening (no really, it was sunny) on the patio at Coal Vines pizza & wine bar. Continue reading Coal Vines- Dallas

Bar Umbriago

On one of my crazy short visits to Chicago, I met up with Corey & Sara in River North. We stumbled upon Bar Umbriago, which apparently is closing soon! The restaurant was busy, but we were immediately seated at a high-top table near the entrance. We shared a pizza and roasted peppers along with some Vino. The cold peppers were full of flavor and adorned with fresh garlic & oil. Sara and I put some of the peppers on our pizza as well.

We ordered a simple margherita pizza. Although it doesn’t have to be fancy, I expected more since they described the cheese as buffala mozzarella. Normally you would see dollops of fresh cheese, that was not the case. There was enough sauce, but the crust was quite bland. Either way, the ambiance was hip and inviting. Although the restaurant is going out of business, I’m sure another hot spot will open up here shortly. Continue reading Bar Umbriago

Extreme Pizza- Breckenridge

Here is a handful of personal pizzas from Extreme Pizza, a restaurant we came across in breckenridge. The place was empty so we were guaranteed attentive service for our large group of 13.

The pricing on pies was weird, and it seemed more cost effective to order individual pies with […]

Pizza Expo 2013 (#3)

Chicago meetup! Ramon DeLeon from Domino’s Downtown Chi, Brianna & Jonathan from Old Town Pizza Co., Orland Park, Steven Vargas from

One of the best parts of the Pizza Expo is meeting new people and reconnecting with those I’ve met before. I had such a great time getting to […]