Monday, December 12, 2011

Charlie Palmer's Wazee Wood Fire Pizza Does It Big!

District Meats chef Jeff Russell with Charlie Palmer                                                                                     

Celebrity Chef Charlie Palmer has been in the news lately.

Less than a month ago he opened his delicious new concept District Meats in Denver's Lodo District. That restaurant is getting rave reviews from Denver foodies. It recently opened up lunch service and Chef Palmer seems poised to be testing the waters for opening other District Meats locations in the future, after plugging the new restaurant and menu on NBC's Today show last week!

Today Show Video link:

Just today, Chef Palmer officially opened Wazee Wood Fire Pizza adjacent District Meats dining room in Denver. He's offering New York style pizza in traditional as well as original gourmet style creations. I was proud to pick up one of his first large pies today after a business lunch at DM.

I ordered a Large "Mulberry Street" Pizza $22, which was the largest, large pizza, I have ever encountered at 20 inches in diameter!
Large Mulberry Street Measured 20"

The Mulberry Street is the ultimate meat lovers pizza, with Sopressata, Prosciutto, Pancetta and Parmesan. This combination is destined to be a Denver favorite. The pizza crust was done just like my favorite pizzeria in New York does it! This pie is also offered in small (which is the size of a typical Large) for $18.

Other Wazee Creations that appealed to my eye as well as stomach:

•The Aristocrat
Duck Confit, Arugula, Local Goat Cheese, Lemon Zest $16/$20

•The Western New Yorker

Grilled Chicken, Blue Cheese & Hot Sauce $14/$18

Buffalo Mozzarella, San Marzano Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, EVOO $13/$17

Wazee also offers Traditional Pies and White Pies with Artisnal Cheeses, by the pie or by the slice. There's a wide range of toppings to choose from. The space is café size with limited seating. When I picked up my pie, I noticed quite a few business people picking up slices to take back to the office.

Other items on the menu include Salads $6/$9, A Veal & Ricotta Grinder $9, Assorted Salumi Plate $10 and Trio of Artisnal Cheeses $10.

Hours: 11:00am to close, Monday thru Saturday.

District Meats & Wazee Wood Fire Pizza
1625 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202

Monday - Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm

Monday - Thursday 4:00pm to 12:00am
Friday - Saturday 4:00pm to 1:00am
Sunday - closed

Tel: 303.623.1630
Fax: 303.825.0560

Check out my story about District Meats in Examiner.Com: