4

Looking for Something to Do and to Serve Your Family Dinner? Fireside Pies Has an Option.

In case just odering pizza isn't enough for you, you can stretch out dough, top it and bake it yourself.EXPAND
In case just odering pizza isn't enough for you, you can stretch out dough, top it and bake it yourself.
Taylor Adams
^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

If you’re feeling cooped up with your family and seeking something to break up the routine with anything possible, Fireside Pies has a way to help with that while providing dinner.

Now, if you really want that truffle-oil-heavy Triple Roni pizza from there, just order it. You have to really want to spend that time in the kitchen for this package.

The $40 deal gets you dough for two pizzas, two toppings, sauce, cheese, a large Caesar salad and a bottle of wine. Not a bad deal, really. Plus, I expected to just get a random bottle of wine, but the friendly person on the phone asked what I liked and actually gave me options. I probably would’ve paid $35 in a restaurant for the bottle we ended up getting, so this immediately felt like a fine deal.

I just personally would’ve rather ordered pizza, already made and stuff. Stretching pizza dough is a PITA, especially one that feels really, really glutinous. In the baking, it doesn’t come out quite like that Fireside dough you may know and love.

You know what salad looks like; but here's the Caesar from Fireside anyway.EXPAND
You know what salad looks like; but here's the Caesar from Fireside anyway.
Taylor Adams

But it did provide time in the kitchen doing something other than regular cooking or cocktail making. The only problem is: It comes with no instruction. We threw ours in a 350-degree oven and in about 30 minutes, had a crisped crust with bubbling cheese.

A YouTube video on how to stretch dough might've been necessary, too.

And while one topping per pizza doesn’t sound like a lot to some, this is a good opportunity to raid the fridge and use up some vegetables.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.