Jay Jerrier

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    October 22, 2014

    The Six Best Condiments in Dallas

    We get it: You're too good to put sauce on your barbecue or ranch on your pizza. Us? We like our food better when it's wet, especially when these condiments are involved. Have a condiment you like better? Dip your laptop in it or something. These are better. The BBQ Sauce at Slow Bone (above) Cool ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Cane Rosso's Jay Jerrier Is Using His Pizza Power to Get Stray Dogs Adopted

    As if we needed another reason to thank Jay Jerrier for moving to Texas from Connecticut and bringing some of the city's best pizza along with him, now he's branching out to do some real, non-pizza-related good. In the past several months, Jerrier has been working tirelessly to found Cane Rosso Re ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    The Signature Dallas Dishes That Won't Die, and the Chefs Who Long to Kill Them

    Some embrace them. Some are torn between tolerance and abolition. Some take the perennial approach. Some don't let them come to pass. Whatever the case may be, all chefs have an opinion on, and a way of dealing with, signature dishes -- the kind of dish that has survived menu changes and eager ne ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 60: Plain Cheese Pizza Cooked Extra Crispy at Zoli's

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Pizza is one of the most abused foods Americans are subjected to. For generations we've ta ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Ten of Dallas' Best Places to BYOB

    The beverage side of your dinner bill is sometimes just as costly as the food that you're eating. The rising costs of food, everything from limes to bacon, have restaurants looking for creative ways to making extra cash. The wine list is a prime spot for boosting profits, and that $15 bottle of wine ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Cane Rosso White Rock Looks To Incite Hysteria this Tuesday with $1 Pizza Night

    Every now and then Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier likes to throw a cog in the wheel. Sometimes by coming out against Ranch dressing, other times it's throwing an anniversary party where his certified Neapolitan pizza cost just one little dollar. There will be crazy. Promise. Jerrier has done this b ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    Cane Rosso's Anti-Ranch Crusade Has Now Fully Coated the National Media in Buttermilk

    If you're sick of reading about ranch dressing and pizza, you'll have to get over it or shut off the Internet. In fact, you'll have to shut off your TV, too, as news programs across the country are picking up and running with the story on Cane Rosso, the small, Dallas-based pizza chain that offers a ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Ranch Doesn't Belong on Pizza, Because Ranch Doesn't Belong on Pizza

    Mark this as the week Jay Jerrier blew up the Internet. Again. The owner of three Cane Rosso pizzerias has long made known his disapproval for ranch dressing as a condiment for Neapolitan pies, going so far as to offer customers a bottle of Hidden Valley for the low price of $1,000. Recently, tho ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    The 2014 Alternative James Beard Awards, Dallas Edition

    Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for the 2014 James Beard Award. Seven of the semi-finalists for the prestigious awards are Dallas-based, including Matt McAllister of FT33, David Uygur of Lucia and newcomer Trinity Groves restaurant Casa Rubia. This selection obviou ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Cane Rosso Opened in Fort Worth Last Night

    It seems as though Jay Jerrier has taken a different approach when opening his third Cane Rosso, this time in Fort Worth. Instead of hyping the opening as he did with Zoli's, his new York-style pizzeria, resulting in a massive surge of customers that overwhelmed his sales system, Jerrier chose a ste ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    CrushCraft Thai, the Fast Casual Restaurant That Was to Open Today, Is Not

    Just last Tuesday, the folks behind CrushCraft Thai announced their anticipated restaurant would be opening in about an hour from now for lunch service. But if you're the type of person who loves to bound into restaurants on opening day and had been anticipating The Quadrangle Thai newcomer, you sho ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    Some of Dallas' Best Restaurants Are Hiring, So Elbow Your Way into the Industry

    Jay Jerrier is looking for a few good pizzaiolos, according to a recent post to his Facebook page. It links to an ad on Craigslist that asks experienced applicants to stop by the restaurant for a tryout. And it turns out Zoli's isn't the only prominent restaurant in the Dallas area that's hiring rig ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    The Best Way to Reheat Your Pizza Is In a Frying Pan

    While checking in on Jay Jerrier's Zoli's NY Pizza, I indulged in many, many pizzas. I ordered slices for lunch and I ordered entire pies for dinner. I ordered pies to take home, and I ordered slices for lunch again the next day. This pizza binge afforded me all sorts of benefits including an exce ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    14 Great Dallas Restaurants and Bars for Dogs on National Dog Day

    It's National Dog Day on this 26th day of August, and we know your dog is the best pup around. Time to show some love on this real dog day of summer. We've compiled a list of new and old spots were dogs are more than welcome. Mutt's Canine Cantina is the pooch place for play dates. There's so much ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Cane Rosso Coming to Cowtown

    Strategic social media stalking has led to perhaps the most celebratory news for all pizza purists west of Interstate 35E: Il Cane Rosso is coming to Fort Worth. Dallas' own Pizza Heisenberg, Jay Jerrier, dropped the not-so-subtle hint via the Cane Rosso Facebook page earlier today, setting off a ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Zoli's, a New York-Style Pizza Shop from Il Cane Rosso's Jay Jerrier, Opens in Oak Cliff Next Week

    If all goes according to plan, next Tuesday Jay Jerrier will throw open the doors to his new pizzeria, Zoli's, at 202 W. Davis in Oak Cliff. This pizza spot is different from Jerrier's other two restaurants, Il Cane Rosso in Deep Ellum and at White Rock Lake, in that this newest creation focuses N ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    Pizza Maker Jay Jerrier Dials in New York-Style with Brooklyn's Best and Grandma Pie

    When Jay Jerrier first opened Il Cane Rosso in Deep Ellum in 2011, he was intent on making "authentic Neapolitan pizza." So intent that not only did he buy an oven from Naples, use a mixer from Naples, use flour and tomatoes from Naples, but he even recruited a Dino Santonicola who grew up making pi ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    Cane Rosso White Rock Is Opening Tonight

    Jay Jerrier sent word this morning that they're firing up the big white oven at the new Cane Rosso White Rock (7328 Gaston Ave.) tonight for the first night of official pizza business. "Seeing as it is raining and temps are supposed to drop down into the 40s with high winds, it seemed like a really ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The New Cane Rosso Was Robbed of its $2,500 Prosciutto Slicer Over the Weekend

    Neighbors and pizza aficionados have been eagerly awaiting the opening of Jay Jerrier's second Cane Rosso, planned for Grand and Gaston just south of White Rock Lake, since word of its existence first leaked in November. It was slated to open in the middle of April -- just about now, in other words ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Victoria's Mexican Grill Opens, Lemon Bar Closes and More Restaurant Happenings

    Another month has come and gone and with it a handful of restaurants have opened and closed. Read on for the full list of restaurants happenings in March, and be sure to share tips about new and/or dead restaurants in the comments section below or at Openings: Victoria's M ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Zoli's Lands in old BEE: Best Enchiladas Ever Spot in Oak Cliff

    Since Il Cane Rosso opened in Deep Ellum in 2011, it has been one of Dallas' favorite pizza spots. Guy Fieri even made a stop there for an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, which made the wait lines for authentic Neapolitan pizza even longer. As reported last week, owner Jay Jerrier is also ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Oak Owners Plan Pakpao: A Thai Spot For The Design District

    If there's one thing Dallas loves more than a popular restaurant, it's a second restaurant by the same owner. Side Dish has a short blog post about Richard and Tiffanee Ellman. The owners of the popular Design District restaurant Oak are bringing us another concept early this summer. Pakpao promis ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Bar Food, Bar Food and More Bar Food: This Week in Dallas Dining

    Another weekend is here. If you need plans be sure to check out Lauren's picks for food inspired weekend activities. And don't forget to support your local farmers. White Rock Local Market kicks of the season this Saturday as well. This week I reviewed Outpost American Tavern. The recent spin on t ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Jay Jerrier of Il Cane Rosso to Open New York Style Spot

    Jay Jerrier of Il Cane Rosso is caving into a little conformist pressure (but, not really). D Magazine broke the story Tuesday that he's working on a new pizza spot that will make his haters happy (although, probably not really all of them). Not to be confused with second installment of Cane Rosso ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Second Il Cane Rosso to Open Near White Rock Lake this Spring

    Teresa Gets-it-Done Gubbins at Culture Map once again pulled a coup on Dallas restaurant scoop by breaking official intraweb news this morning of a second Il Cane Rosso location. Yes, a second red dog pizza parlor, with another custom-made Stefano Ferrara oven, which has already been delivered. Ja ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Alice Laussade Is the Guest Chef at Next Monday's Cane Rosso Pizza Party

    By now you've surely heard that the folks at Cane Rosso love to invite celebrity chefs and other local food personalities to sit in as guest pizzaiolos. The story was almost getting stale before Alice Laussade got in on the action. This Monday night she'll be joining the ranks of Jack Perkins, Brian ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    The Fieri Effect

    Local restaurants try survive the crush of customers that follows a visit from Food Network's frosted-tip rainmaker.

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    April 23, 2012

    Dallas Restaurateurs Debate Whether a Cell Phone Ban Could Work, and How

    A comment in my story a while back about phone stacking caught my attention. "In Japan they have 'No Phone Areas' in restaurants, bars and even the subway," Wagner Gui Tronolone wrote. "I think it's awesome!" It does sound sort of awesome. Sometimes a cell phone feels like a leash. At the other end ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Hid In 2612: The New Pop-Up Bar at Cane Rosso, by the Guys Who Brought You Bar 828

    A while ago I checked in with Jay Jerrier from Cane Rosso to see how his appearance on Diners Drive-ins and Dives would shape the future of his pizza business. He told us he'd taken control of the space next door and would turn it into additional seating for the restaurant as well as some lounge spa ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    The State of Dallas Dining, As Told By Its Chefs

    Starring Stephan Pyles, John Tesar, Katherine Clapner, Kent Rathbun, Teiichi Sakurai and a dozen other local chefs.

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    December 30, 2011

    Pasta, Cheese, Bathtubs and Boobs: This Week in the Dallas Blogoshpere

    Slow day here at the Observer. Slow week, even. It's almost depressing coming to terms with the fact that the holiday season is coming to an end, you're suddenly fat, your resolutions start next week and you have to at least pretend that you want to be a better person, and oh, you're not getting ano ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    My Top 10 Food Memories of 2011

    ​The last weeks of December always serve as an inflection point: We spend 1/4 of our time reflecting on the past year and 1/4 of our time resolving to make the next year a little better. The other half we spend getting fat and drunk. (After all, it's easier to lose five pounds and sober up af ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Dough Pizzeria Napoletana: VPNot

    Preston Hollow's newest Pizzeria makes decent pizza, but it's not as authentic as the menu claims

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    October 26, 2011

    Cane Rosso's New Hipster Bingo Coasters

    Jay JerrierFact: Hipster Bingo coasters make the world a better place.​Cane Rosso just tweeted that they have some badass, brand new hipster bingo coasters. Prepare to enjoy your next time in Deep Ellum times a millionty. (Also, not sure if you knew, but I'm pretty sure the rule is that every time ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    God's Gift To Pizza Pie: The Egg

    Flickr​Early Phoenicians believed that a primeval egg split open to form heaven and earth; I believe eggs were created for pizza. Peperoni? That's a topping made in America. You won't see it in Italy anywhere. Some thinly-shaved ham is nice. I like basil and cheese, too. But a lightly cooked e ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    A Battle of Some of Dallas' Best Pizzas

    ​ If you've been trying to find Dallas' best 'za, an event slated September 29, will afford the opportunity to try three pizzaioli's handiwork all in one shot. Côtes du Coeur Wine Society members get in for free; the rest of us have to shell out $20. The event benefits the American Heart Associa ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Bid on Lunch with Cheap Bastard. Or, Just Eat the Burnt-End Pizza.

    ​August 14, Pecan Lodge Catering and Lockhart Smokehouse will hold a fundraiser to benefit the family of Lt. Shannon Stone, the 39-year-old Brownwood firefighter who died July 7 after falling from the outfield stands at a Texas Rangers game in Arlington. There are $30 tickets are still availa ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Checking Out a Restaurant Before It's "Ready"

    Moving from Dallas to Seattle means I get to do a few things I've never before done, including piloting a U-Haul truck across the Rocky Mountains and visiting restaurants before they're ready for review. ​I've held out on eating at Cane Rosso, Jay Jerrier's immobile pizza kitchen in Deep Ellu ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    February 10, 2011

    Cane Rosso Ready to Bloom On Valentine's Day

    ​Arguably the most beloved pizzaiolo in Dallas -- certainly a City of Ate favorite -- Jay Jerrier has suffered obstacles opening a brick-and-mortar version of his mobile Neapolitan pizza-making operation, Il Cane Rosso. But these will be over on Monday, February 14 -- that's right, Valentine's Da ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Brackets Ends Pizza Partnership With Jay Jerrier, Who Will Take His Pies Elsewhere

    ​Just one month after opening, a new sports bar has terminated its partnership with pizzaoulo Jay Jerrier. As first reported by The Feast, Brackets has replaced Jerrier's Napoletana-style pies with the thicker-crust pizzas its comment card-completing customers prefer. The restaurant's also ex ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    As The Green Room Revamps, We Wonder:
    Can Deep Ellum Support Fine Dining?

    ​There's no shortage of good food in Deep Ellum, but does The Green Room's extended vacation mean fine-dining restaurants can't make it there? The Green Room hasn't gone out of business yet, although circumstances surrounding its unannounced closure were sufficiently suspicious to excite the ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Roma's Pizza & Restaurant: Who Said Anything About Broccoli?

    ​ Promised Delivery Time: 45 minutes Actual Delivery Time: 33 minutes Scoring Summary: Easy Order Taking: 10 Partially Mucking Up My Order: 5 Repeatedly Being Told "God Bless You" By Delivery Driver: 30 Having to Eat Without Raccoons and Possums Begging for Food at My Feet: 30 Total: 75 I ha ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Il Cane Rosso: Our Favorite Mobile Pizza Guy Gets National Love

    ​It's been a big week for Il Cane Rosso. Not only did the mobile oven's pizza pie make our very own list of Dallas' 100 Best Dishes, owner Jay Jerrier was featured on the nation's leading pizza blog. Adam Kuban's Slice, one of the first and most-admired online chronicles of a single food obse ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Il Cane Rosso Stretches Wings, Flies Coup

    ​ In the months Jay Jerrier has been operating his guerrilla-style restaurant out of Chocolate Angel, located at Preston and Forest in North Dallas, he knew there would come a day when he would stretch his own wings and venture off for himself to take his love child, Cane Rosso, to the next le ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Jay Jerrier Loves Italian Pizza, But He Just Can't Break Up With Pepperoni

    ​"In Naples, a pizza maker is kinda like a rock star." It's been a year since Jay Jerrier, co-owner of Campania in Southlake, fired up a mobile oven and took his show on the road. Now Cane Rosso gourmet pizza catering is one of the hottest tickets in town. As he gears up for the return of his p ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Words And Meanings: A Blog Commenter's Responsibilities

    Ian Britton/​Every Monday in this space I pick something to rant about. Today, however, I'm at a loss.I did want to thank Leslie Brenner for bringing up the growing "we don't take reservations" trend, which I find annoying...although I understand the value to a restaurant's bottom line ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    Running On Pizza

    Jerrier's version of meals on wheels.Many pizza joints deliver, but how many bring the whole oven along for the ride?That's right, not just a warming bag, but a wood-burning pizza oven on wheels. Jay Jerrier (of Campania Pizza) is now officially on the go with Il Cane Rosso, a mobile oven. The forme ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    10 Questions: Jay Jerrier

    Eight or nine years ago, it was Louie's or nothing for pizza aficionados. Then along came Fireside Pies and...And that inspired Jay Jerrier, a man with a taste for pizza and far too much time on his hands. He built an oven in his backyard, baked as a hobby for two years, then plunged into the restau ... More >>

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