Today is all about pizza. Fancy pizza, takeout pizza, pizza in a box. All I have for your are pizza rumors, some of which you have missed, because you don’t read all the way to the bottom of the column. But that’s mostly my fault (let’s be honest). Good journalists put the good stuff at the top. I prefer to sprinkle it all over. Kind of like mozzarella. On pizza.
First of all, Brick Oven Pizza Company is opening a second location in the space behind Tipton Hurst that used to be Oak Street Bistro. This is good news if you love brick oven style pizza or, like me, hate the fact that Oak Street Bistro went away and left that lovely building all empty and lonely.
In addition to what you already know about Brick Oven Pizza, here is a little more. They have added entrée salads and pita sandwiches to their menu in an effort to appeal to the more health-conscious among us, as well as the lunch crowd. You may be aware that they do have a private club permit at their location at Hogan Lane and Tyler Street, and they are seeking one at the new location as well. The new dining room will appear similar to its former self, but the kitchen has been opened up so that diners can see their pizzas being made.
This will be Brick Oven Pizza Company’s tenth location, and seven of those locations are in Arkansas. The company is already accepting applications and plans to employ 20 to 25 people. Look for it to open before the end of September.
A little friendly competition
Pizza lovers in east Conway are eventually going to have all kinds of options close to home. About six months ago, Little Caesar’s Pizza was very close to getting ready to open up a new location in the area, but things have gone quiet on that. No worries, though. I followed it for a year or two before that point, so it could easily still happen (Remember the movie theater. Eight years).
Interestingly enough, a little bird told me Domino’s Pizza is getting ready to open a location in east Conway as well. While I haven’t seen much happening on it, unless my little bird is quite mistaken, I’d say this one will happen before the Little Caesar’s.
So, there’s your pizza education for the week. There may be a test next week. Enjoy!
(Rachel Parker Dickerson is a freelance columnist/journalist. Send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org)