TOWN OF TONAWANDA —
“We make all our sauces from scratch, we grind our cheeses and make our meatballs in house,” he said, adding that most of the ingredients are sourced as locally as possible.
The restaurant features some two dozen ingredients, including six different cheeses; six sauce bases; a variety of meats, including braised pork, choice petit filet, hormone-free chicken and spiced turkey sausage; and a whole slew of vegetables, including caramelized onion jam, artichoke, olive tapenade and other, more typical pizza toppings. During the warmer months, the available menu offerings will change as the restaurant carries seasonal produce from local farms.
And it’s not just the variety, but the quality of ingredients that’s important at PI Craft, Singer said. All ingredients are pesticide-free and only a limited amount are frozen prior to use.
“People want to eat healthy and they want to east fast and they want it to taste good,” he said.
Customers can order one of six signature pizzas, including classic cheese, chipotle BBQ chicken or smoked ham and artichoke, or choose from among the ingredients to customize their own pizza.
For those not hankering for a pie, PI Crust also officers what they call foccacia-wiches — sandwiches made with in-house made foccacia bread — and chopped salads made from the same ingredients available for pizza.
And none of these creations are made with the aid of a microwave or fryer — neither is is present in the restaurant’s kitchen.
Keeping with the local theme, PI Crust serves Niagara Falls’ Johnny Ryan sodas on tap, and to limit their carbon footprint, uses cups and trays made from recycled materials.
For more information about PI Crust, visit www.pi-crust.com.
IF YOU GO
• WHAT: PI Craft Fast Fired Pizza Kitchen
• WHERE: 1750 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda
• MORE INFORMATION: Call 833-5300, or visit www.pi-craft.com
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