Lots of new pizza places opening all across America by chefs and pizzaiolos serious about ingredients and crust and fire and all the things that go into great pizza.
My friend Tom Douglas is opening Serious Pie in Seattle sometime late this summer. In many ways Tom is the founding father of the Seattle food scene. His restaurants include the Dahlia Lounge, the Palace Kitchen, Lola, and Etta's.
Tom is one of the country's great chefs. He's also a longtime eating buddy of mine. The man can flat out eat. Full disclosure: I co-wrote one of Tom's cookbooks, Tom's Big Dinners. Tom has loved pizza for a long time, and he has often talked about opening a pizzeria. I guess now is the time.