The pizza scene near Flower Mound gets a new slice with Bay 34th Pizzeria, a newly opened restaurant serving New York-style pizza from a former Big Apple resident.
Tim Ajro has been in the pizza business for decades and worked at Italian restaurants in New York while he was growing up. He and his wife Gina also had a few places in Wichita Falls.
They have pizza outlets here in North Texas, but this is their first stand-alone restaurant in the area, Gina says.
"We have places in Oklahoma and in Plano, but those are in malls, inside the food courts," she says. "For this, we went with our own little spot."
They've taken over what was previously a Lenny's Sub and gave it a name with personal resonance. "Tim lived on Bay 34th Street, that's how he came up with the name," Gina says.
Ajro can toss pizzas with his eyes closed, and he makes his dough from scratch. The menu is broad and includes Italian entrees as well as pizza.
There are pastas, calzones, stromboli rolls, chicken dishes, hot sandwiches, stuffed mushrooms, garlic rolls, and New York cheesecake.
And then there are pizzas: pizzas with meat, pizzas with spinach and tomato, pizzas with eggplant, pizzas with Buffalo-style chicken, and pizza by the slice.