Hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza now offered in Katy

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, came to the Katy area on Feb. 9. The new restaurant is located at 24600 Katy Freeway, next to the Field & Stream and Bed Bath and Beyond.

1000 Degrees serves personalized, made-to-order Neapolitan pizza. Each pizza starts with fresh, never frozen, hand-tossed dough, created with Neapolitan flour and available in both a personal 10-inch and sharable 14-inch sizes. Guests then choose to create their own pizza or order one of the 1000 Degrees Favorites.

The Katy 1000 Degrees location is the third in the greater Houston area, and is owned and operated by local entrepreneur John Bock of Bock Restaurants LLC, along with his wife, Brenda, and friends Travis and Elizabeth Masterson.

Bock has worked in the restaurant industry for 22 and currently works in real estate, while his wife Brenda teaches in the Early Childhood Autism program in the Katy Independent School District. Travis is a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army.

Robert Rankin, an experienced restaurant manager in the area, will step in as director of operations.

As longtime residents of the Katy area, the entrepreneurs were drawn to the brand’s authenticity, proprietary oven and devotion to serving fresh, high quality ingredients. The entrepreneurial team is set to open two more 1000 Degrees locations in Sugar Land and Spring later this year.

“We’re thrilled to open our first 1000 Degrees location in our hometown of Katy. We want to give back to this great community and we look forward to opening our doors and sharing our love for premium fast-casual pizza with the residents of Katy,” said Bock.

Customers can choose to top their pizzas with any of the more than 35 cheeses, sauces, meats, vegetables and other toppings all for one flat price. While choosing their toppings, customers are guided down an assembly line of pizza consultants to create their pizza. 1000 Degrees Katy also offers customers the option to BYOB.

Outside of the build your own option, there are more than 12 varieties of specialty pizzas including favorites like The Smokey Pollo, also known as Barbecue Bourbon Chicken, which features sweet and smoky bourbon barbecue sauce, roasted chicken, red onion, pineapple, shredded Grande brand mozzarella and blue cheeses, and The Philly, which is a cheese steak pizza topped with thinly sliced rib-eye, caramelized Spanish onions, balsamic glaze, shredded Grande brand mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Pizzas are then fired at 1000 degrees in a custom, handmade, revolving Neapolitan brick oven in just two minutes.

“We’re thrilled to further expand our brand throughout Texas,” said 1000 Degrees CEO/founder Brian Petruzzi.

Unlike traditional Neapolitan pizza which has a slightly undercooked center and requires a fork and knife to eat, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza has fused this classic style with American flare. The result is a thin crust pizza that maintains the light and airy appeal of a Neapolitan-style pizza.

1000 Degrees Katy is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. To learn more about 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza or to be part of its daily free pizza contests, visit www.facebook.com/1000-Degrees-Neapolitan-Pizzeria-of-Katy or call 281-547-1087.

1000 Degrees has more than 18 domestic restaurants open and two international locations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1000 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZA REVIEW – FEDERAL HEIGHTS

A few weeks ago, I was asked to check out a new pizza restaurant in Colorado, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza. As a self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur, I was stoked to try out a new spot. To be totally honest, I was skeptical a franchise could create a real Neapolitan pizza. Having spent a lot of time in Italy, I have had some of the best Neapolitan style pizza in the world. I also search out the best pizza joints in any town I visit. So basically, I can be a pizza snob, especially when it comes to Neapolitan style pizzas.

The verdict? AMAZING! 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is delicious. Authentic Neapolitan pizza is a thin crust with slightly burnt edges from being cooked at almost 900 degrees. 1000 Degrees dough is made fresh daily and hand tossed. Each pizza is assembled in front of you as you order. Once completed they are placed in 1000 Degree’s specially made ovens that cook your pizza to perfection in about 2 mins.

The result is perfectly thin and crispy, burnt edge Neapolitan pizza you would expect from a fancy Italian restaurant. But it’s not, it’s from a quick service joint and every pizza is under $9.00! Plus gelato and a great selection of beer and wine,1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is all my pizza dreams come true!

I was honestly taken aback my how good the crust was. In a moment of weakness, I ordered the bacon mac and cheese pizza, while totally delicious, not really the best pizza to accompany this amazing Neapolitan crust. Next time I’ll be ordering the The Tuscan Chicken or Classic Margarita.

1000 Degrees currently only has one location in Federal Heights, but will soon open multiple locations across the Denver metro area and Boulder. This place is going to kill, in Boulder!

P.S. Wednesday Night is Student Night at the Federal Heights locations. Show your student ID to get a pizza and fountain drink for $7.00.

P.P.S. You can also order online for pick up – jackpot!

Find a 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza near you here and enjoy one of these delicious pizzas ASAP

 

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Hot (1,000 degrees) pizza concept expands to Katy

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza will open its third Houston area location Thursday in Katy.

The restaurant, which offers build-your own thin crust pizzas baked in a 1,000 degree oven, will be at 24600 Katy Freeway near the Grand Parkway next to Field & Stream and Bed Bath and Beyond. Customers can bring their own (adult) beverages.

The location is owned and operated by John Bock of Bock Restaurants, along with his wife, Brenda, and friends Travis and Elizabeth Masterson.

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1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Adds New Location in Katy

Customizable Fast-Casual Pizza Chain Offers Free 10” Pizza for All Guests, Chance to Win Pizza for a Year

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, is coming to the west Houston metro area on Thursday, Feb 9. The new restaurant is located at 24600 Katy Freeway, next to the Field & Stream and Bed Bath and Beyond.

To celebrate the new restaurant, the first 10 guests through the doors on Thursday, February 9 at 11 a.m. will win free pizza for a year. In addition, all guests who visit the grand opening between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. and like 1000 Degrees on Facebook or follow on Instagram or Twitter will receive a free 10” pizza of their choice while supplies last. Throughout the day, 1000 Degrees Katy will also award ten randomly selected guests with free pizza for a year.

1000 Degrees serves personalized, made-to-order authentic Neapolitan pizza. Each pizza starts with fresh, never frozen, hand-tossed dough, created with authentic Neapolitan flour and available in both a personal 10” and sharable 14” sizes. Guests then choose to create their own pizza or order one of the 1000 Degrees Favorites.

The Katy 1000 Degrees location is the third location in the greater Houston area, and is owned and operated by local entrepreneur John Bock of Bock Restaurants LLC, along with his wife Brenda and friends Travis and Elizabeth Masterson. Bock has worked in the restaurant industry for 22 and currently works in real estate, while his wife Brenda teaches in the Early Childhood Autism program in the Katy Independent School District. Travis is a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army. Robert Rankin, an experienced restaurant manager in the area, will step in as Director of Operations. As longtime residents of the Katy area, the entrepreneurs were drawn to the brand’s authenticity, proprietary oven and devotion to serving fresh, high quality ingredients. The entrepreneurial team is set to open two more 1000 Degrees locations in Sugar Land and Spring later this year.

“We’re thrilled to open our first 1000 Degrees location in our hometown of Katy. We want to give back to this great community and we look forward to opening our doors and sharing our love for premium fast-casual pizza with the residents of Katy,” said Bock. “1000 Degrees offers some of the best tasting specialty pizzas, and guests are sure to appreciate our fresh, hand-made dough and quality toppings.”

Customizing a 1000 Degrees pizza is truly a unique experience, as guests can choose to top theirs with any of the more than 35 high quality cheeses, sauces, meats, vegetables and other toppings all for one flat price. While choosing their toppings, customers are guided down an assembly line of pizza consultants to create a pizza that is totally unique to them. 1000 Degrees Katy also offers customers the option to BYOB.

Outside of the build your own option, there are more than 12 varieties of specialty pizzas including favorites like The Smokey Pollo, also known as Barbecue Bourbon Chicken, which features sweet and smoky bourbon barbecue sauce, roasted chicken, red onion, pineapple, shredded Grande brand mozzarella and blue cheeses, and The Philly, which is a cheese steak pizza topped with thinly sliced rib-eye, caramelized Spanish onions, balsamic glaze, shredded Grande brand mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Pizzas are then fired to perfection at 1000 degrees in a custom, handmade, revolving Neapolitan brick oven in just two minutes.

“We’re thrilled to further expand our brand throughout Texas,” said 1000 Degrees CEO and Founder Brian Petruzzi. “I’m confident that we serve the best hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza in the Houston metro area and provide an unparalleled customer experience that will keep people coming back for more.”

Unlike traditional Neapolitan pizza which has a slightly undercooked center and requires a fork and knife to eat, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza has fused this classic style with American flare. The result is a thin crust pizza that maintains the light and airy appeal of a Neapolitan style pizza.

1000 Degrees pizza captures American appeal and old world Neapolitan flavor. The company currently has more than 18 domestic restaurants open and two international locations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1000 Degrees is growing at a rapid pace, estimating it will open more than 50 units by the end of this year.

1000 Degrees Katy is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. To learn more about 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza or to be part of its daily free pizza contests, please visit https://www.facebook.com/1000-Degrees-Neapolitan-Pizzeria-of-Katy or call (281) 547-1087.

1000 Degrees Pizza Denver Restaurant Review

Sometimes you want fast food. No, not fast food, but food that’s served fast. When you can cook your food at between 800 and 1000 degrees, fast is what you get. 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is named after its cooking instructions, baking pizzas fast and perfectly in a beautiful, huge pizza oven, built right there, on site. 1000 Degrees is a franchise and Jeff Lester, franchisee, has opened his first location in Federal Heights, with a second location opening in Boulder around Valentine’s Day.

The straight forward menu offers salads, pre-planned pizzas (10 or 16 inch) with combinations of ingredients they know will work together or build-your-own with unlimited veggies and meats.  But don’t go crazy piling it on or it won’t cook properly. And it will all fall in your lap and you’ll look foolish!

The friendly, efficient staff walks newbies through the menu, adding fresh ingredients before sliding your pizza onto the rotating

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oven surface. In most pizza ovens, the staff has to really be on top of things, keeping track of which pizzas went in at what time, rotating them around the oven to cook evenly and take advantage of the various hot spots. But in this one, the bottom rotates for even cooking. The process yields a proper mix of light, crispy exterior crust with a more tender, chewy center.

When we visited, we tried the Hawaiian Fire with  spicy sriracha marinara, shredded mozzarella, Canadian bacon, banana peppers, and pineapple and the Sausage and Peppers with marinara, shredded mozzarella, Italian sausage, red and green peppers, and red onions.  There are other, more unique offerings like The Falafel with shredded mozzarella, feta, falafel, tomatoes, and arugula. Or The Philly with balsamic onions, mozzarella, and thinly sliced rib-eye.  There are also salads and Fire Roasted Wings with these varieties –  Buffalo, Smokey Bourbon BBQ, Sesame Orange, Garlic and Rosemary or Dry.

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Serious vegan options at 1000 Degrees Pizzeria!

A new, fast casual pizza shop called 1000 Degrees Pizza opened in NJ over the summer and I couldn’t help but to get excited, even though I knew they wouldn’t have anything for vegans (you can stuff your cheeseless pie up your nose). It looked really enticing; I’m all about “build your own,” but I mean I knew they wouldn’t have anything for vegans. My vegetarian mom suggested we go in and ask, but the thought of asking a mainstream chain if they had a vegan option, let alone if they knew what vegan meant was daunting; plus I knew they wouldn’t have anything for vegans. So this vegan curmudgeon went home to eat a box of Earth Balance cheddar squares and sulk.

Not long after they fortuitously showed up in my Facebook feed, so I sent a direct message into the void of direct messages and waited for them to either ignore me or tell me they didn’t have anything for vegans. And then this happened:

They answered me within minutes with an obvious and clear understanding of what vegan means. OMGOMGOMGOMG a vegan option in a suburban vegan desert!

I hightailed it right over and was not disappointed. I mean, I was a little scared; it does look a tad like you’ve just stepped into hell…if hell had a fast casual, build-your-own pizzeria.

But, it was a hell with Daiya vegan cheese, a great mainstream option for pizza. 1000 Degrees Pizza keeps the Daiya curiously unmarked over by the veggie section, so while you do have to inquire about it, there is no need to worry that the cow shreds will accidentally contaminate the vegan shreds.

Do I have to say my vegetarian mom was right? She was right! I’m the first to suggest you should always ask about vegan options (and be prepared to patiently explain what they are) as a form of dining activism/spreading the vegan word, but I don’t always take my own advice. What can I say? I’m super lazy and even more curmudgeonly. Let this be a lesson to me.

 

Free Pizza Giveaway at New Delray Beach 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

To celebrate the opening of its second location in Florida, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza in Delray Beach is giving free pizza for a year to the first 10 guests through the door at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 1. In addition, all guests who visit the grand opening between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. and like 1000 Degrees on Facebook or follow on Instagram or Twitter will receive a free 10” pizza of their choice. 1000 Degrees in Delray Beach is located in the Delray Place Shopping Center at 1801 S. Federal Hwy, on the center corner of Federal Hwy and Linton Blvd.

1000 Degrees pizza chain opens in Delray Beach

This burgeoning, 2-year-old international chain has introduced its first South Florida branch in Delray Place plaza.

The fast-casual concept centers on hand-tossed pizza of 10-inch ($8.95) or 14-inch ($16.95) thin crust, with a gluten-free, 10-inch option ($10.95).

“As residents of Delray Beach, we wanted to open our first location in a place that was very close to home for us, in a place where we knew the community,” co-owner Nick Anagno says. “The Inferno Group has the goal to open multiple units per year for the next 10 years.”

An assembly line ushers customers to tailor their pizzas with at least 40 toppings, such as blue cheese, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, sriracha marinara and pesto.

Fifteen specialty pizzas include the basic tier ($7.95, $15.95), such as Trenton Tomato Pie, and the classic tier ($8.95, $16.95), such as barbecue-bourbon chicken, the Philly cheesesteak with rib-eye, bacon mac and cheese, Hawaiian Fire and Tuscan chicken.

Self-pour beer and wine service complements the speedy service.

Lunch and dinner are served daily amid an orange-accented setting with a faux-wood concrete floor and a wall of beer and wine taps, plus a covered patio.

Up next: a Boca Raton location due in February.

FIELD TRIP TO 1000 DEGREES PIZZA, DENVER

It’s one of the most popular foods in the world and while the pizza we’re used to here in the United States isn’t quite what you’d get from a trattoria in Italy, we sure like our dough + sauce + cheese + toppings! In fact, there are 350 slices of pizza consumed each second in the USA, and we eat 252 million pounds of pepperoni annually on pizzas on a total of 3 billion pizzas, worth $32 billion each year. That’s a lotta slices.

The latest trend in pizza is speed, and it’s a great one. I first encountered the faster pizzeria in Santa Monica, California years ago with my son, and we were astonished and highly impressed by a place where we created individual pizzas and they were cooked and served to us by the time we sat down at our table. Way better experience than the 30-45 minutes of a more traditional pizzeria.

Joining this world of fast pizza is a new chain called 1000 Degrees Pizza, which is clearly focused on a hot, hot oven and fast baking times! The first to open in Colorado is on Federal Blvd, NW of Denver in the ‘burbs, and on their invitation, my pal Steve and I decided to check it out for dinner last night. Opened for just a few weeks, we found it was quite tasty, but not without its hiccups.

1000 Degrees Pizza Federal Heights is run by a husband and wife couple and they’ve been a part of the community for decades: Jeff’s actually a long-time youth sports coach, and fell into the business out of a love for pizza and for serving pizza to his teams. And they’ve created a solid addition to the neighborhood food options, as you can see:

Jeff’s putting a pizza into the oven. And the oven is darn interesting: it’s an import directly from Italy and while the opening is at about 780F, the back is 1000F and the hottest spot at the top of the oven can get up to 1600F. That’s a lotta heat! In fact, it’s so much heat that they use a special dough designed for a high-heat baking process and a special mozzarella cheese that won’t burn at the extreme temps too.

They also make their own dough, and when you order, an employee transforms a dough ball into a flat pizza dough, ready for toppings:

And there are plenty of toppings. On their recommendation, Steve order a “Meatza” and I ordered a “Hawaiian Fire”. Here’s Steve’s pizza, which featured pepperoni, bacon, Italian sausage and crumbled meatballs. Definitely a lotta meat!

And there are plenty of toppings. On their recommendation, Steve order a “Meatza” and I ordered a “Hawaiian Fire”. Here’s Steve’s pizza, which featured pepperoni, bacon, Italian sausage and crumbled meatballs. Definitely a lotta meat!

They were both perfectly cooked – which only takes two minutes, on average, in the oven – though I have to admit that Steve’s Meatza was tastier than my surprising non-spicy Hawaiian. Another look at the above photo will also real something else about the pizza: it’s a thick, bready dough. I like it, but it’s teetering in the zone between Chicago-style thick crust and the more traditional thin crust. Worth knowing if you prefer a paper-thin crust on your pizza.

In addition to the pizza, which took 11 minutes from order to being on our table due to a big to-go order that had snuck ahead of us, we also ordered some chicken wings. Half were “Smokey Bourbon BBQ” and half were classic Buffalo, as you can see:

They looked delicious, but when we went to try them, they were cold inside. Fully cooked (they’re pre-cooked in the morning while the oven is heating up) but not hot. Jeff was quick to replace them with another batch which were piping hot, much better, but at a restaurant that’s focused on its super-hot oven, it was a surprise to have food that wasn’t hot at all.

1000 Degrees Pizza is a franchise, but each franchisee clearly has leeway to add local foods and beverages. The Denver restaurant features Boulder-based Glacier ice cream and a good selection of local beers including Denver faves Blue Moon and Fat Tire:

The restaurant itself is a nicely designed “fast casual” and when we walked in they had AMC TV on the big TV in the corner, and it sure looked like A Christmas Carol being shown. “Please, sir, may I have another?”

In terms of price Steve’s pizza was $8.95 at 10-inches, mine was a 14-inch at $16.95 and the wings were $10.99 for a dozen. Drinks run about $2.50, so quite in line with other pizza joints. And while they don’t have a vegan cheese option, they do have a gluten-free crust available, which is great if that’s important to you.

All in all, a good meal (with leftovers!) that we both enjoyed, and a great environment that was welcoming and warm. I’m sure they’ll work out the kinks with the temp of the chicken wings!

Original Article from: http://gofatherhood.com/2016/12/field-trip-to-1000-degrees-pizza-denver/

Free Pizza Giveaway at New Federal Heights 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

To celebrate the opening of its first location in Colorado, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza in Federal Heights is giving free pizza for a year to the first 10 guests through the door at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 1. In addition, all guests who visit the grand opening between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. and like 1000 Degrees on Facebook or follow on Instagram or Twitter will receive a free 10” pizza of their choice. 1000 Degrees in Federal Heights is located in The Federal Plaza at 10320 Federal Boulevard, next to Chipotle.