What's a well-done pizza mean to you? A bit of char at the bottom? Melty, bubbling cheese with a fine film of smoked-in flavor across the top? A nice crunch when you bite into it?
At Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, it means cooking pies in a specialty, 800-degree anthracite coal burning ovens known to be the "cleanest" of coals, burning smoke free with extremely high heat to create a unique taste and perfect pies. It's become a sort of slogan for Anthony's -- pizza "well-done" -- whose family of restaurants has quickly expanded from Florida across New England in states like Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.
To celebrate, Anthony's Fort Lauderdale -- the first location -- will be hosting a special beer pairing dinner, the first of its kind.
On Wednesday, August 7, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza will be teaming up with Magic Hat Brewing and Pyramid Breweries for a special craft beer dinner pairing. The dinner will be hosted by special guest, Blake Panichella, of Brown Distributing, and will feature Anthony's "well-done" pizzas, as well highlights from the Italian soul food side of the menu, each paired with a variety of Magic Hat and Pyramid beers.
The tasting will include Magic Hat Elderberry paired with a classic Italian mozzarella and tomato salad; Pyramid Hefe paired with meatballs with ricotta cheese; Magic Hat Burn Pile paired with pork ribs, vinegar peppers and coal oven roasted chicken wings. Everyone's favorite Magic Hat #9 will be paired with a roasted cauliflower, broccoli rabe and sausage "Well Done" pizza.
The "Well Done" craft beer dinner will take place Wednesday, August 7 at 8 p.m. at Anthony's Fort Lauderdale, located at 2203 South Federal Highway. Reservations required. For more information, or to RSVP, call 954-462-5555. Cost is $30 per person (includes tax and gratuity).