A Look at Pizzerias Across the U.S.
Joe’s is a modern, yet traditional pizzeria. The community-driven shop opened in 2009. Joe’s responded well to the COVID19 crisis. “We’ve completely adjusted our entire operation from being nearly 85-percent dine in to being 100-percent curbside/delivery,” says co-owner Joseph Wargo. “We had things like online ordering/3rd party delivery, so it made the early stages go quicker, but definitely not easier. We added at home pizza-/pretzel-making kits to give families something we enjoy at home with our own family.” Joe’s offers a diverse menu of apps burgers, sandwiches and pizzas. Hands down, he says the best thing on the menu is the Italian Beef Roll. “We use a thin sliced Italian beef from Chicago, house shredded/blended mozzarella cheese and wrap it in our fresh dough,” he says. “Then it’s baked and brushed with garlic butter, cut into dunkable strips and served with the Au jus from the beef, aka gravy. It’s literally the thing our fans say is a ‘must have’”.
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Sammy G’s is a trendy spot that serves up thin-crust pizza, craft beer and tot-chos. Wait, what? Tot-chos are customizable tater tot nachos. Pizza combinations are creative, too, from the Buffalo Mac and cheese pizza to the Banh Mi Lover, based on the Vietnamese sandwich. The pizzeria has a lineup of breakfast pizzas served all day, like the Huevos Rancheros Pizza. Sammy’s focusted on feeding first responders and medical workers during the COVID19 pandemic.
DaddyO’s operates three locations. Its first wood-fired pizzeria opened in 1995. Even before the pandemic, DaddyO’s has been community centric with a Houston strong approach. The pizzerias have maintained a menu of apps, salads, subs, calzones, pastas, pizzas and desserts. A popular specialty pie is the Queens Meat Lovers with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, Italian sausage, ground beef, fresh garlic and whole-milk mozzarella. Bronx Bomber is also a big hit with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, jalapeños, fresh garlic, whole-milk mozzarella and house pizza sauce.