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Offline Jet_deck

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Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen
« on: March 18, 2011, 08:23:38 PM »
This Houston, Tx based franchise is opening a location near here soon. http://www.nypizzeria.com/index.php  The owner of the franchise has a great story found under "About" on the website and here: http://www.nypizzeria.com/about.php

I went in the restaurant this evening to look at the oven.  Their location is a vacated space on the corner of a strip mall in a high traffic area.  The oven was a Wood Stone Fire Deck. Largish size. http://www.woodstone-corp.com/products_ovens_firedeck_11260.htm.  The sign on the door says 'coal fired', I believe, so I may have picked the wrong model to post.  Check out these Wood Stone video's: http://www.woodstone-corp.com/training.htm

The only thing else of interest that I saw at this point was a large Hobart mixer.  I threw alot of compliments to the guy hoping to make friends.  ( I blew smoke up his skirt).  I will continue to monitor the situation. LOL.

Any members sample their goods yet?
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Offline StrayBullet

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Re: Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 10:09:42 PM »
Our corp office is at 3 Greenway so I'll have to check it out on my next meeting :)

Katy or Westheimer should do!  I also like The Grotto that used to be on Westheimer but was told they've moved :(

Also really dig a local cigar place called 10 Downing Street....GREAT place!

Mark
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Offline TXCraig1

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Re: Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011, 11:01:54 AM »
I ate at their coal fired place near 290 and Hwy 6 a few years ago. It was just OK. A couple little problems - like putting spinach on the Margherita thinking it was basil...
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Re: Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 12:04:23 PM »
The location did a "soft opening" on Thursday.  Just opened the doors, no advertising.  We went Friday evening.  Had the Mozzarella Fritti (fresh buff mozz battered and fried, side of marinara) and it was very good.  Artichoke & Spinach dip with pizza dough bread chips.  House salad and a New York Village Pizza: Ital. sausage, pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, beef, mushrooms, roasted peppers, mozz and sauce.

It was all good.  IMO the pizza was above average, especially for this part of the world.  The dough and sauce had good flavor.  Definately 100% better than the Grimaldi's chain restraunt here.
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Offline Saturday Coffee

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Re: Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011, 12:55:42 AM »
This Houston, Tx based franchise is opening a location near here soon. http://www.nypizzeria.com/index.php  The owner of the franchise has a great story found under "About" on the website and here: http://www.nypizzeria.com/about.php

I went in the restaurant this evening to look at the oven.  Their location is a vacated space on the corner of a strip mall in a high traffic area.  The oven was a Wood Stone Fire Deck. Largish size. http://www.woodstone-corp.com/products_ovens_firedeck_11260.htm.  The sign on the door says 'coal fired', I believe, so I may have picked the wrong model to post.  Check out these Wood Stone video's: http://www.woodstone-corp.com/training.htm

The only thing else of interest that I saw at this point was a large Hobart mixer.  I threw alot of compliments to the guy hoping to make friends.  ( I blew smoke up his skirt).  I will continue to monitor the situation. LOL.

Any members sample their goods yet?


In Houston:
Russo's New York Pizza around the 11000 block of Westheimer turned out some pretty good pizzas, but it's been at months since I been to that location. Lunch specials were available by the slice (huge) with a soup or salad.  They were generous with the topping ingredients.

It more convenient for me to go to the one near the 9400 block of Katy Fwy. I've had one here that was left in the oven a little too long, so you may need to ask them not to overbake it. 
 


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Re: Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 07:29:37 PM »
I used to frequent The Grotto when in town on business but I've heard it moved/closed....some good stuff there!

Mark


 

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