A Dallas pizzeria chain is trying out a new concept at Uptown Urban Market, and it's ready-to-go. Called Fireside Pies Pronto, it's a quick-service spin-off of Fireside Pies, the chain that introduced wood-fired pizza to Dallas in 2004.
Spokesman Kirtis Schart called it an exciting day for Fireside Pies, stating that the new model provides a unique way to enjoy Fireside's menu in a market setting.
Fireside Pies is known for artisan pizzas, appetizers, small plates, salads, and desserts. Fireside Pies Pronto will have a focus on carryout orders, with a limited menu consisting of popular starters, pies, salads, and desserts.
It's actually only slightly smaller than the regular menu. It has three starters: meatballs, burrata-mozzarella crostini, and stuffed peppadew peppers. There are two salads: the Bibb and the Fireside "cheese," which has a four-cheese blend, thus the name. There are 11 pizzas, including sausage, pepperoni, white pie with garlic and sage, prosciutto, Neapolitan, and burrata pesto. There's one dessert: bean cheesecake.
Uptown Urban Market is part of one of the bigger restaurant trends across the country. Open for lunch and dinner daily, it lets customers order limited menu offerings and gourmet food from multiple vendors in a simple grab-and-go model. In addition to Fireside Pies Pronto, other Dallas concepts at the market include La Duni, the Hot Counter by Gilbert Garza, and The Cupboard by Tiffany Derry.
Fireside Pies opened its first location in an old cottage on Henderson Avenue in Dallas. Today, Fireside Pies is a collection of intimate neighborhood restaurants dedicated to serving outstanding artisan pizzas made in hot wood-fired ovens, market fresh salads, mouthwatering appetizers, housemade desserts, and, of course, a thoughtful selection of fine wines, craft beers, and scratch cocktails. Each Fireside Pies restaurant reflects the character of its neighborhood, evoking genuine hospitality and the joyous spirit of a great gathering place.