After more than five years of wood-oven pizza making in our backyard - and 50,000 blog visitors - it was with mixed emotions that my wife and I moved to a new opportunity in San Antonio.
Since our beautiful oven was encased in stone... anchored to a six-foot deep foundation... it's certainly not something portable that we could take with us.
Luckily, we have an outstanding VPN-certified pizzeria, Dough, near us in San Antonio. We are becoming regular customers there.
Part of the reason we built an oven was that the wood-oven pizza trend had not yet come to the Dallas / Fort Worth area (or at least not close enough to our old home). After getting hooked on the world-famous Pizzeria Bianco before moving from Phoenix, we felt like we built the oven out of necessity. In the past seven years, a lot of amazing "real" pizzerias have opened in the DFW metroplex, including:
We hope that trend continues.
Living now in a condo in San Antonio, we don't really have the option of building a new oven... but someday, I'm sure we will again.
Some pictures from the last pizza party:
I'll miss our pizza oven... it brought us a lot of joy - and a lot of pizza!