Monday, November 15, 2010

Wood-fired Pizza at Franklin Park

It's mid-November right?


I want to brag about the outdoor, wood-fired pizza experience we had yesterday at Franklin Park Community Garden.

Jim Budros, the man behind the outdoor kitchen theatre at the garden, put together a wonderful gathering and cooking on a sunny mild November afternoon.

We don't live too far from Franklin Park, so when we heard that there was pizza being made out of my dream pizza oven (I learned of this from my previous visit to the garden), I told my family to jump on our bikes pronto.

We got there just in time for the last pizza of the day (Jim said he made twenty!). The fire was still going strong both in the pizza oven and in the fireplace (where Jim was grilling skewers of pork tenderloin). We watched the 'show' and ate our pizza on a bench, drenched in mid November sun.


  1. I immediately clicked on your post to see when this was going to happen!! So sad to see it was yesterday!! I hope it was as good as it looks!

  2. Glad you made it over there in time! MMMM so good.

  3. Linda - Jim is supposed to be making paella in the same outdoor kitchen next Sunday! Join us!

  4. I found you on Twitter and when I saw you lived in California, I just wanted to say hi. I grew up in Northern CA and even though I've been here for years, I still call it home.

  5. Hi Kemaji,
    Yes, Northern California has something special doesn't it? I didn't grow up there, but spent the last 11 years there... Missing the ocean!

  6. Oh, totally. We're heading out there for Thanksgiving and I can't wait for my fix of the ocean (and all the rest of my favorites).

  7. Great post Kit! I am glad you were able to experience the pizza, Live Fire Cooking Theater and Jim. Keep the posts and photos coming...we are following.

  8. Hi Bill! YES! LOVED IT! I keep telling my husband that I need a pizza oven JUST LIKE THAT! :)


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