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by Andrew Chalk

Yes, October is National Pizza Month and Grimaldi’s, with six Dallas-area locations. is the place to celebrate.

Each Monday in October, celebrate Mangia! Mondays featuring 16” pizzas for only $10. Complement it with Grimaldi’s Stoking Social Hour daily from 3:30pm to 6:30pm with $2 beer, $3 wine, $3 off antipasto and $15 bottles of wine.

At a media event this week I checked out the Brooklyn Bridge, which is the first special pizza Grimaldi’s introduced at their original location -- under the Brooklyn Bridge. It is Grimaldi’s traditional pizza crust topped with oven roasted red peppers, creamy ricotta cheese, and Italian sausage. It is a heartwarming blend of flavors and textures which I recommend.

The Brooklyn Bridge -- The original Grimaldi's pizza
The Brooklyn Bridge -- The original Grimaldi's pizza

I also tried a custom pizza where you choose your toppings from a selection of over 25. Piquant, earthy artichoke hearts, sweet fresh garlic, and spinach made for a tasty mixture.

A custom pizza with artichoke hearts, spinach and garlic
A custom pizza with artichoke hearts, spinach and garlic

Finally, the common denominator of pizzerias, the metric for comparison, the classic, Margherita. The tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil deliquescense was as compelling as it must have been for Raffaele Esposito.

The Margherita
The Margherita

These three saw me very satisfied but the number of pizza combinations must run into the thousands. All are cooked in the coal-fired brick oven found at every Grimaldi’s location.

For dessert, cheesecake is my favorite. At the moment that’s the seasonal apple, caramel cheesecake in which the slice is slavered with ribbons of caramel sauce. Irresistible, especially with a cup of Illy coffee.



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