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Blaze Pizza Opens in Davie: Free Pizza Today

Are you fans of fresh, hot, pizza that arrives at your table in less than three minutes? Then the announcement of the opening of Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza's newest South Florida location should make you giddy with joy.

The pizza chain, which opened its first local location in Fort Lauderdale in November 2014, is expanding its presence with a new store at 2135 South University Dr. in Davie. The restaurant opens its doors to the public today, March 20. Blaze franchise partner Adam Cummis says that Blaze is "bringing back the classic pizza joint with a modern and fast twist."

Blaze features custom-built personal pies baked in hot, open-flamed ovens. The pizzasmiths who create your meal do it superfast, with the pizza baked in about three minutes. That blazing heat and speed makes for a crisp crust and molten cheese.

All pizzas are made with fresh dough prepared from scratch dail,y and artisan ingredients are used to complete the pies, which average around $8 each. Specialty pies include the Art Lover, with artichokes, mozzarella, ricotta, chopped garlic, and red sauce; the Veg Out made with zucchini, mushrooms, red onion, mozzarella, and gorgonzola; and the Meat Eater, with pepperoni, crumbled meatballs, red onion, and mozzarella.  

In addition, Blaze also offers gluten-free and vegan options for people with special dietary needs.

Blaze has its roots in California, where the first location opened in Irvine in 2012. Since then, the artisan pizza chain has expanded, with locations in 15 states and Washington D.C. The restaurant, founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (of Wetzel's Pretzels), is backed by a cadre of celebrity investors, including Levy Restaurants founder Larry Levy and LeBron James.

To celebrate Blaze's grand opening in Davie, the restaurant s offering a free build-your-own artisanal pizza today, March 20, to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram; Facebook; or Twitter at @BlazePizza, using #BlazePizza. The offer is good all day until 11 p .m. tonight. 

Blaze is located at 2135 South University Dr., Davie, and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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