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buceriasdon

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Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« on: February 20, 2012, 12:21:44 PM »
Well as of today I'm in the biz, and haven't a clue about what I'm doing, however that has never stopped me in the past. Lots of work ahead.


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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 12:25:55 PM »
Congrats!  Can't wait for the grande opening.  Maybe some Mariachi/Italian style?
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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 12:32:09 PM »
Sweet!  Good luck and enjoy.

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 01:28:55 PM »
Don,

Felicidades! Mucho exito!

Which is yours - the exiting one or the closed one next to it?

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 01:43:07 PM »
Best of luck Don!  BTW,  it got me to wondering,  do you actually need permits for anything there?

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 01:56:42 PM »
Very cool Don!  I'm sure you'll be busy, but try and keep us posted on your progress.  It'll be fun to watch....

Paul

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 02:17:21 PM »
I'm starting with a blank slate so at this moment I'm taking bids on having the sign done. Tuesday morning I'll have the keys to the steel curtain door and I'll get some pics of the bare interior. The cleanest out of the five I have looked at and everything works. The owners operate the comida economica cafe next to me on the corner and a tortilla factory is on the other side. Locally there are no building or fire codes or health inspections but I am required to have a restaurant license and all full time employees must be covered with IMSS, the national health insurance organization. Thanks everyone.
Donaldo

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 02:19:21 PM »
Don,

Congratulations and best of luck.

Can you give us the address for your pizzeria and also the days you plan to be open and your operating hours?

Peter

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 02:25:47 PM »
Don, that is freeekin' (in my best Tex-Mex accent) awesome! I can't wait to see it come along.

Do you think you will be able to limit the menu to say 200 or maybe 300 pizza choices?  :-D Pizza cones?

I wish you the very best of luck in this!

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 02:58:54 PM »
That rocks.  What style are you planning to make and what are you gonna bake them in.
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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 05:29:36 PM »
 don, good luck.may you never burn a pie, and every customer leaves happy. :P

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012, 06:28:49 PM »
Don,

It is great to hear you are going to be opening your own pizzeria!  ;D I canít wait to see your progress and what style of pies you will be offering.  I can imagine what great topping ideas you already have.

Best of luck and success!  :chef: :pizza:

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2012, 06:34:05 PM »
A big congrats to you...Good Luck too :chef:

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2012, 07:33:02 PM »
Good for you Don!

Your pizza's look delicious in all the pictures on this site, so I am thinking you will have no problems selling them in Bucerias. Can you offer up a street address of the restaurant so I may pin it on Google Earth. Will make it very easy for me to find when I am there on my next vacation.

Congratulations!!!

Jim
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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2012, 07:40:55 PM »
Congrats Don!  Good luck with your restaurant

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2012, 09:05:19 PM »
Don, it is soooo exciting when a member opens up a pizzeria/restaurant.  Are you going to be serving other foods besides pizza?   I hope that a few members can make it down to your neck of the woods for a visit.

Best of luck!
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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2012, 10:24:14 PM »
Congratulations!!  Please share the menu with us, and keep us posted on the progress.  I'm sure you will be a huge success! 

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2012, 01:58:20 PM »
This morning I took the measurements I'll need for building the front counter and the sink table which will be to the rear left. That wall is where the sink in the unisex restroom(no door at the moment) is located with the kitchen sink tied into it. No hot water. We use Clorox instead. At the very rear is a window, the logical location for the deck oven for ventilation.  It may go along the wall opposite the restroom. We will also have a stove and oven combo somewhere. The made in Mexico oven is big enough for four 36cm./ 14" pizzas with the capability of another deck being added later. I am having two more burners added, I need more heat than the stock 300 Celsius, more like 350. Pizzas to be baked on screens plus we will be baking slider size buns,2.5 inches, for hamburger sliders, pulled pork mini, tuna melt mini and a ham and cheese mini, served with kimchi, macaroni or black bean salad. They can order one or any combination to a plate. We will also be baking habanero wings to be finished off on a grill. I've struggled with precooking large quantities of pasta in the past but my two partners want to offer a spaghetti, white and red sauce plates so I guess we are going to learn how. I plan on a fried pasta plate with canned tuna, sweet peppers, capers and sliced olives using generic reduced V8 juice for sauce. I can easily fit 16 chairs and four tables and one wall with highboy chairs and a cantilevered counter top. Free WiFi of course with later computer rental.
Donaldo

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2012, 02:11:21 PM »
Don,

No seafood in your pizzas or pasta? You must have access to terrific fish and shellfish.

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2012, 06:04:35 PM »
Bill, I plan to do some weekend "Catch of the Day" specials that won't be on the everyday menu.
Don
p.s. Bill I forgot to say my two girlfriends/partners loved the Focaccia di Recco with Oaxaca cheese and it will be on the menu. Also with chicken. Thanks
« Last Edit: February 21, 2012, 06:34:53 PM by buceriasdon »


 

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