Joe Campisi

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Convenience Food: Can't Decide Between Pizza or Pasta? Why Bother?

    ​When Joe Campisi taught Gary Farina's father to make pizza, he didn't mention that some toppings were considered off-limits. So Farina didn't hesitate to put spaghetti on the first pies he tossed at his Irving restaurant, which opened in 1951. The Irving restaurant and a Dallas spin-off clos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Joe Campisi Lives On in the Virtual Realm, Promoting His Family's Pizza

    ​One of Dallas' oldest restaurants has found a very modern way to promote its pizzas and pastas. Campisi's recently contracted with Brad Williamson, who bills himself as The Virtual Biographer, to create an online identity for restaurant founder Joe Campisi, who died in 1990. To the surprise ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 1994

    Idol worship

    In the 1950s and '60s, Tony Zoppi wrote about -- and rode with -- the stars