December 14, 2013

Coal-fired pizza coming to downtown White Bear Lake

WHITE BEAR LAKE — The secret is out. A coal-fired pizza restaurant called Pezzo per Pezzo is moving into the former Decoys/Jameson’s space on the corner of Highway 61 and Fourth Street. A family familiar to White Bear is part of the endeavor, which will follow a formula for success developed by a Chicago-area pizzeria…. Read More

December 4, 2013

Kowalski-backed Chicago-style pizzeria opens soon

One of Jim Kowalski’s last business deals before he died was bringing a Chicago pizzeria concept and its owner to Minnesota. That restaurant owner, Gary Bougie, is nearly ready to fire up his coal-fueled oven at Pizzeria Pezzo in White Bear Lake. And Bougie has ambitions to open another four Twin Cities locations in the… Read More