North Central Phoenix | Upward Projects Plans Federal Pizza Opening

On August 15, 2012 by Admin

North Central Phoenix | Upward Projects Plans Federal Pizza Opening

The soul of North Central Phoenix is about to run a little deeper as Upward Projects, a group of locally-focused restaurateurs headed by Craig & Kris DeMarco and Lauren & Wyatt Bailey, prepares to open their latest vision, Federal Pizza (5210 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 85012), in the historic First Federal Savings & Loan building originally designed by famed architect Al Beadle.  Federal Pizza joins neighbors Windsor, Churn and Postino Central to create not only a geographic trifecta, but a locally owned dining district integrated into the neighborhoods that surround.

When the restaurant opens to the public on October 9th, diners can look forward to a menu of big healthy salads, sharable appetizers, and perhaps most exciting of all, wood-fired pizzas designed by master baker MJ Coe.  Selected to guide the pizza design process, MJ Coe is a rockstar in his own rite, became a certified master baker at the age of 33 and quickly rising to prominence as one of Arizona’s premier local producers.  “I was tapped to create a bespoke ciabatta loaf for Postino in the early 2000’s, and we are still baking the same exact recipe 11 years later.  The pizza here is going to be designed the same way, to stand the test of time and become a part of peoples lives,” says Coe.  - more at aznow.biz

 

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