To add or not to add? It is debatable whether extra large slices of New York-style pizza should be folded in half before eating. Some people do this to avoid the terrible “flop”, while others drop the crust to prevent the cheese from slipping in the avalanche. Anti-folders keep their food a two-handed affair, preferring to double the number of bites it takes to potentially eliminate its coveted pieces. No matter how you prefer to eat your pie, Betty’s Pizza and Pasta, 1003 South Blvd., is ready to bring a taste of Big Apple in Oak Park, Pleasant District. The much-anticipated restaurant opens to the public on Thursday, June 16.
Will and Justin Greenwald, co-owners of Rob Gwynethner and Katie Ashton and Pete and Fran Lysenk live through Kettlestrings Tavern, 800 S. Oak Park Ave., and Kettlestrings Grove, 105 S. Marion St., Betty’s Pizza and Pasta completes. went. Catalyst Trafficking
Earlier this week, the owners welcomed friends and family to a private dinner that was offered as a soft opening for a family-friendly restaurant. The fun and awkward vibe aims to commemorate the frequent childhood visits of Rob Gwendtner, co-owner of Pizza. Expect traditional red and white checkered tablecloths and traditional red cups to give rise to throwback vibe.
The restaurant is named after British Matriarch, the founder of Oak Park, and pays homage to Betty Cattlestrings, a South Blue D menu. The Establishment is definitely Italian American. Dan Swartz, director of operations, and consulting chef, Tania Baker, worked on the recipe for the daughter’s pizza and the wider menu.
“I love pizza, and our colleague Will Greenwald helped me to understand that New York makes a purposeful pizza,” Gwynethner said. That may sound complicated, but I think we’ve got it done. “
Pizza is available in the traditional 18-inch size, the pie is cut into eight large pieces. The lower part of the crust is aged while the upper part is soft and supple. A regular pie features whole milk mozzarella and up to two toppings. Sixteen toppings are available. Properly cupped (if only slightly burnt) pepperoni and grated sausage in our pie. The toppings were deliberately divided into pies and the leftovers were nicely reheated in a hot oven. Specialty pizzas, such as buffalo chicken, are also on the menu. Gwynethner was pleasantly surprised by the popularity of her daughter’s garlic and zucchini pie – white pizza includes herbal butter, chopped summer squash, mozzarella, parmesan and fresh theme.
“People are affected by the aging and chewing crust, and that’s the hard part,” Gwynethner said. “We’re focused on preparing our team to have consistent and timely pizza. Everyone seems to enjoy it.”
In addition to pizza, Betty’s offers appetizers such as meatballs, mozzarella sticks, garlic knots. The menu includes four pasta dishes, including wild mushroom phytoxin garlic cream sauce, as well as small and large salads. Arugula and quinoa salad with apple, blue cheese and bacon proved to be a popular choice during the soft opening sessions.
The new dining area shares a kitchen with Cattlestring Grove, located right around the corner. Gwynethner said he and his team were concerned for the first time about the dual-purpose service of the kitchen, but their siblings’ service to the establishment included the fire of Batty’s pizza oven and the arrival of customers in the dining room. No damage was done.
“It all turned out better than we thought,” Gwynethner said. “Everything went smoothly and I never felt nervous. It was just what we wanted. Everyone was relaxed and having a good time.”
Betty’s Pizza and Pasta will be open for dinner only. Saturday lunch service, including the sale of individual slices, is planned for the future. Customers can eat or take out. Owners are considering whether to be part of the delivery program in the future. Like many dishes, New York-style pizza is enjoyed hot and fresh from the oven.
Betty will be open Tuesday through Friday from 4pm to 10pm, Saturday from 11:30 am to 10pm and Sunday from 11:30 am to 9pm.
For now, the owners are well aware that the demand for New York style pizza has increased in the community and everyone in the community is looking forward to the opportunity to try their pizza.
Welcome to Betty’s Pizza and Pasta at Oak Park Restaurant Fold!
New York-style pizza with sausage and pepperoni as served at Betty’s Pizza and Pasta in Oak Park. The restaurant opens to the public on June 16.
Foldable: The appropriate New York style pizza is crispy on the bottom and soft enough to fold. A piece of daughter gets both.
Appetizers and side effects: Betty’s meatballs pack a spicy punch with arbita sauce, while homemade salads include banana peppers and a sweet onion vinaigrette.
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