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Offline robert40

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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2009, 01:21:31 AM »
Congratulations Jeff! 

Photos look awesome and I guess I need to get prepared for another pizza road trip.


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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2009, 04:07:21 AM »
Congrats!! Wow, you are living my dream. Freaking cool. Just a few years ago i read your article.. inspired myself to tweak my oven and broke it pretty good $350 to fix ;) but all while making the best pizza ive ever made thanks to your tips.

Good for you man! :)

Wish you all the best.

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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2009, 07:50:43 AM »
Incredible photos. Beautiful place. Congratulations!

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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2009, 08:12:01 AM »
Incredible photos. Beautiful place. Congratulations!

Way to go Jeff; well deserved!

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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2009, 12:42:05 PM »
SWEET!!
Jeff you and your information were an inspiration to me becoming possessed by Pizza and continue to be an influence. Some info on your ovens now?  :)
A beautiful place ! Good Luck  !!
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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2009, 02:23:53 PM »
Way to go, Jeff. I'll be down soon, perhaps tonight.

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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2009, 05:21:10 PM »
Congratulations, but I'm a little dissappointed that Jeff is not the pizzaiolo in his own pizzeria.

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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2009, 06:29:21 PM »
Congratulations, but I'm a little dissappointed that Jeff is not the pizzaiolo in his own pizzeria.

All my best to Jeff in his pursuit!  There is nothing as satisfying as a dream come true!

I have to cast my vote with Terry, however... I was surprised by the picture of Jeff as a "suit" instead of as a chef, coated with a rime of flour.  I hope the people he has hired to make his pizzas have the passion that he has.  Time will tell, as with all restaurants.

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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2009, 01:05:34 AM »
I'm sure I've read everything hes ever written about pizza and I don't even do neapolitan. I still enjoyed reading every word. Good luck Jeff and thanks...

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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2009, 10:22:34 PM »
I'm glad to see its open. Congrats Jeff,

I'm coming for a pie as soon as I can. Only a 7hr drive from NC. :)

Chris


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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2009, 11:41:20 PM »
Somewhat negative article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution today:
http://www.ajc.com/printedition/content/printedition/2009/05/08/ggdine0508.html

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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2009, 04:42:05 PM »
My wife and I went to Varasanos Pizzeria Saturday night. I am pleased there is finally a great place to get some pie in Atlanta. We had the Margherita, with Mozzarella di Bufala. Jeff, well done! We are looking foreword to the next visit.

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« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2009, 10:18:31 AM »
It will be interesting to see the review of Varasano's coming up in Atlanta Magazine (www.atlantamagazine.com) - I think it will be in June.  The restaurant critic, Bill Addison, moved from Dallas to Atlanta for that job.  I've never met him personally but have corresponded with him via email quite a bit.  He really understands the nuances of Neapolitan vs. NY style pizza and won't dismiss Neapolitan style as "soupy" or "not crispy".  Although I think he prefers a wood-fired pie, I expect he will like Jeff's and it will be refreshing to read a review from someone with knowledge of pizza.  I think most of these newspaper critics go into most pizzerias expecting big NY slices with tons of toppings and with a tip you could poke someone's eye out with.

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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2009, 10:58:34 PM »
I was in ATL for a quick business trip yesterday and had the opportunity to swing through Varasano's and meet Jeff.  Great guy, super passionate about pizza, the place is very cool and the pizza was delicious.  The char he was able to pull off in his electric ovens was incredible.  Dough had great flavor and was very light. A few iPhone pics below...Jay

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Re: Jeff Varasano opens pizzeria!
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2009, 09:34:28 AM »
Very nice, Jay.  It certainly looks exceptional.  I devoured the pizza with my eyes :o :-D

Thanks for sharing the pics.

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Re: Jeff Varasano Opens Pizzeria
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2010, 09:05:17 PM »
I went to Versano's over the thanksgiving holiday and the pizza was to die for.
The amount bench flour they had on the table was huge, the three man assembly line
was fast, our 2 pizza's and 1 calzone came up in 10 minutes. I now wish I took some pictures.
With great prices, good beer & wine and killer pies... I wish I lived closer.
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Re: Jeff Varasano Opens Pizzeria
« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2010, 12:25:20 AM »
I think Jeff has still somewhat of consistency issues.

It is a little puzzling to me since he was so passionate and had such great success creating his initial dough formula after Patsy's in New York. He's got a great oven, a great place and apparently a nice menu selection. Unfortunately though, he's not behind the counter making his own pies as the likes of Anthony Mangieri, Chris Bianco and Dom DeMarco. That brings up the question...what happened to the passion making pies?

And the reviews are all over the board...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/varasanos-pizzeria-atlanta?rpp=40&sort_by=date_desc
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Re: Jeff Varasano Opens Pizzeria
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2010, 12:57:20 AM »
Having others make pizzas doesn't mean he lost his passion. It's just a way to pump more money from the business, which isn't a bad thing. You never know, he could be still making pizzas at home  :-D
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Re: Jeff Varasano Opens Pizzeria
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2010, 01:04:48 AM »
Having others make pizzas doesn't mean he lost his passion. It's just a way to pump more money from the business, which isn't a bad thing. You never know, he could be still making pizzas at home  :-D

I'm sure Jeff is.  ;)
« Last Edit: January 06, 2010, 03:02:36 PM by Pete-zza »
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