Charred … Not Burned!

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Wherever you choose to eat, at home or at a Pizzeria Locale, remember that Neapolitan pizza is best enjoyed as soon as it comes out of the oven. Remember that the crispy charring you see on the edges of your pizza is actually a hallmark of the Neapolitan style, and… buon appetito!

What type of pepper is that? Calabrian Pepper

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Those small red peppers you see in the pizzerias come from the Calabria region of Italy, south of Naples, and you can almost taste the sun and warmth that nurtured it. It’s the Calabrian chili pepper, commonly used in Italian cuisine—and one of the stars of our show here as a topping for the build-your-own pizzas at Pizzeria Locale. It’s also the main ingredient in our Calabrian Chili oil and the spicy chicken marinade.

Pepperoni: a short history

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Pepperoni is essentially an American version of salami, something close to what Italians might call salame piccante, a generic term that means “spicy salami.” It’s made from beef and cured pork mixed together and then seasoned with a blend that usually includes paprika, garlic, black pepper, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, mustard seed, and fennel seed.

Spring seasonal pizza with pesto!

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It’s spring here in Colorado, and we are making springtime even better— by bringing you a special new seasonal pizza! Close your eyes and picture it… our beautiful Neapolitan crust, topped with basil pesto, Elevation Meats chorizo, and mascarpone, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses. Yum!

Pineapple or No Pineapple?

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There’s an expression, “there’s no accounting for taste,” and in our business that’s particularly true. What is it that makes one person love a certain combination of flavors, while another person finds that combination inedible? Some folks want to put mushrooms, for example, on everything, while others would be grateful to never see another mushroom in their lives. To pineapple …

Guest Chef Pizza Series: Alon Shaya

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For the past six years, Pizzeria Locale has been bringing you tastes and experiences from an amazing collection of Denver restaurants, thanks to its Guest Chef series. We’ve been proud to feature the work of such diverse chefs as Josh Pollack (Rosenbergs), Jen Jasinski (Rioja, Stoic & Genuine, etc.), David Query (Big Red F), Caroline Glover (Annette), and Alex Siedel …

All Hail the Queen: Pizza Margherita

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Purists call it the only true Neapolitan pizza. Aficionados claim it’s the perfect gastronomic representation of the Italian flag. You will find it in every pizzeria in the world, a constant among shifting fads and preferences. It’s the venerable Pizza Margherita, and we at Pizzeria Locale give it pride of place on our menu. Because nothing really says “pizza” in …

The Community Pizza Box Partnership

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This month, we are teaming up with Conscious Alliance (a nonprofit organization committed to supporting communities in crisis through hunger relief and youth empowerment) for a Community Pizza Box Series. Together we are working to raise $10,000 to fill an entire semi-truck with food donations. With your help we can support families in need across Colorado during a truly difficult …