We catch up with Jay Jerrier of Cane Rosso on the state of pizza in Dallas and the shape of the pizza landscape there.
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Friend of Slice Tony Calzone (aka Anthony Falco) goes behind the scenes with Jay Jerrier at Jerrier's new Cane Rosso Pizzeria in Dallas. You'll have a holy s*** moment when you see the Lockhart Burnt Ends Pizza -- smoky burnt ends, sweet caramelized onions, and just-hot-enough Calabrian chiles. Sounds brilliant.
I read a lot of pizza stories every day, many of them written with just-the-facts-ma'am efficiency. But this profile of Dallas pizzaman Jay Jerrier of Il Cane Rosso really stood out during my morning scan. D Magazine's Tim Rogers does a wonderful job telling Jerrier's pizzaiolo origin story.
You might recognize Jay Jerrier primarily by his screen name on Slice — canerosso. He's the first My Pizza Oven profile I've done with someone who owns a mobile pizza oven. From the looks of his pizzas, it looks like the oven on wheels is no impediment to high-quality pies. Without further ado, let's get Jay in the hot seat!
[Photograph: Adam Kuban] Who's Using It Fornino, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Ken's Artisan Pizza, Portland, Oregon Roberta's, Bushwick, Brooklyn Lolita, Cleveland Motorino, Brooklyn/Manhattan Il Cane Rosso, Dallas La Piazza al Forno, Glendale, Arizona Emilia's Pizzeria,* Berkeley, California I'm calling it: Hot soppressata is fast becoming the it topping among serious pizzamakers. Why do I say this? Peep the places at right that feature it as an option. (In an earlier draft of this post, I had Philadelphia's Pizzeria Stella on the list, but the options seems to have dropped off its pre-opening working-draft menu.) It took backyard-pizzamaker-turned-soon-to-be-pro Pauile Gee to call...
[Photograph: canerosso.tumblr.com] Dallas-area pizzaiolo Jay Jerrier, co-owner of Dallas's Campania, gets some press for his mobile-pizza-oven operation, Il Cane Rosso on the Dallas Observer's food blog, City of Ate. You may already know Jerrier as canerosso here on Slice, so you won't be surprised that he's pretty damn opinionated about his preferred style of pizza—Neapolitan. [After the jump, where to find Il Cane Rosso.]...