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Caliente Pizza & Draft House reintroduces their exclusive ‘Big Dill’ Pickle Pizza

The seasonal pie is back on the menu for a limited time at all five Caliente locations

 Pittsburgh, PA. (November 9, 2020) – Caliente Pizza & Draft House announces the return of the ‘Big Dill” Pickle Pizza to their selection of gourmet and award-winning pizzas. Caliente is partnering with Pittsburgh Pickle Co. for the third year in a row to bring pack the popular fan favorite in honor of National Pickle Day on November 14.

Made with Caliente’s signature dough, the ‘Big Dill’ features a house-made garlic butter sauce, mozzarella, provolone, ricotta and topped with a bed of Pittsburgh Pickle Co. pickles. The pizza will be available at all five Caliente locations for dine-in, pick-up or delivery. One size, all the flavor for $17!

“We always challenge our chefs to create the most inventive and uniquely delicious pizzas, and the ‘Big Dill” is one of our favorites,” said owner Nick Bogacz. “For the third year in a row, the ‘Big Dill’ will represent two Pittsburgh owned and Pittsburgh proud businesses through our partnership with the Pittsburgh Pickle Co.”

The ‘Big Dill’ Pickle Pizza will be available beginning November 14 for National Pickle Day. To learn more about the ‘Big Dill” Pickle Pizza and other menu items, visit their website here.

ABOUT CALIENTE PIZZA & DRAFT HOUSE

 Caliente Pizza & Draft House is an award-winning, locally owned and operated pizza restaurant known for its roster of gourmet pizzas and craft beers. With five locations in the Pittsburgh area, Caliente is also known internationally as three-time World Pizza Champions and represents Pittsburgh on the World Pizza Champions Team. In 2019, Caliente Pizza & Draft House earned the title of Best Pizza in America.

Caliente Pizza Kicks Off Fourth Annual Food Drive

Award-wining pizza chain announces food drive for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

PITTSBURGH (November 1, 2020) — Beginning November 1, Caliente Pizza & Draft House will launch its fourth annual food drive in an effort to feed families in need this holiday season.

The food drive will officially run from November 1 through December 25. Items can be dropped off at any Caliente location or given to delivery drivers. For every three canned goods donated, Caliente customers will receive  a free cheesy bread voucher.

“Too many families are in need this year,” said Nick Bogacz, founder and owner of Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse. “We’re always looking for ways to give back to the community and we know the holidays are especially a busy time for our local food bank. Thanks to the generosity of our customers, we’ve been able to keep this tradition going strong, so we’re looking forward to making our weekly deliveries to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.”

ABOUT CALIENTE PIZZA & DRAFT HOUSE

 Caliente Pizza & Draft House is an award-winning, locally owned and operated pizza restaurant known for its roster of gourmet pizzas and craft beers. With five locations in the Pittsburgh area, Caliente is also known internationally as three-time World Pizza Champions and represents Pittsburgh on the World Pizza Champions Team. In 2019, Caliente Pizza & Draft House earned the title of Best Pizza in America.

Caliente Pizza & Draft House showcases a unique specialty pizza in honor of National Pizza Month

Award-winning pizza restaurant announces the changing Grandma Elsie pizza

PITTSBURGH (October 1, 2020) – In honor of National Pizza Month, Caliente Pizza & Draft House is announcing that they are featuring 30 new gourmet pizza recipes in six weeks.

Grouped with the other grandma-style pizzas on the menu, Caliente’s Grandma Elsie is for pizza lover and food adventurers of all kind. When ordered, customers are surprised with a different specialty gourmet pizza recipe, but Caliente’s chefs are taking their experimentation to the extreme, with a new recipe per week at each of Caliente’s five locations over the next six weeks at.

Grandma-style pizzas are large rectangular pizzas, but the dough separates them from similarly shaped Sicilian-style pies, being kneaded into the pan with a quick rise. The toppings, then, are chef’s choice.

The idea behind the weekly recipes plays two functions: it pays homage to owner Nick Bogacz’s grandmother, who proudly created unique and delicious meals each night for her family. “I can’t remember ever having the same meal twice at Grandma Elsie’s,” Bogacz said.

It’s also a way for Caliente’s award-winning chefs to practice new recipes and showcase their talents. Unfortunately for pizzaioli around the world, competitions have been put on a halt due to travel and social distancing restrictions, forcing the Caliente team to stay at home this year.

“If we can’t go to Italy to defend our World Pizza Championship and Best Pizza in America titles, we’ll bring the inventive creativity to Caliente,” says Bogacz. “Our team loves to explore new recipes and our customers love to see what we come up with, so we figured National Pizza Month was the perfect time to do it.”

With 30 new pizzas through November 14, Caliente challenges its customers to try each recipe. Can they keep up?

To learn more about the Grandma Elsie and other menu items, visit their website here.

ABOUT CALIENTE PIZZA & DRAFT HOUSE

 Caliente Pizza & Draft House is an award-winning, locally owned and operated pizza restaurant known for its roster of gourmet pizzas and craft beers. With five locations in the Pittsburgh area, Caliente is also known internationally as three-time World Pizza Champions and represents Pittsburgh on the World Pizza Champions Team. In 2019, Caliente Pizza & Draft House earned the title of Best Pizza in America.