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Mountain View News Saturday, January 10, 2014


When you need something different I suggest the 
new Pieology Pizzeria on South Lake, where pizza 
lovers go to create custom pizzas in endless flavor 
combinations. With no signs of slowing down, 
Pieology is set to open a total of 110 restaurants 
by the end of the year with commitments for 500. 
Remaining steadfast to the company�s approach of 
fostering strategic and sustained growth, Pieology 
has proved to be a leader in the booming custom 
pizza category, reporting the highest average unit 
volume per store versus its competitors. 

I spoke to the President Bob Baker about the new 
store �We are thrilled to bring the unique Pieology 
experience to new guests across the country,� �While many competitors are focused on rapid 
expansion, Pieology is carefully selecting experienced franchise partners who embrace the company�s 
vision, are committed to the communities they serve and have a proven track record of franchise 

The Pieology experience starts with fresh house-made dough that is pressed into 11.5-inch thin pizza 
crusts. Guests first select from seven base signature sauces, moving down the line to choose from 
nearly 30 fresh and flavorful meats, cheeses, vegetables, herbs, and spices. The custom pizzas are 
then stone oven fired to perfection in under three minutes. To finish, guests have the option to add 
after-bake �Flavor Blast� sauces, including fiery buffalo, pesto and BBQ, to create their own unique 
masterpiece. Each custom pizza with unlimited toppings is always $8.00 or less. Pieology also offers 
gluten-free crust and a selection of seven signature pizzas, which can be customized upon request.

The eight Southern California Pieology 
locations to open by April are: Culver 
City, Westlake Village, Korea Town, La 
Mirada, Whittier, Carlsbad, Cerritos 
and Monrovia. All locations will 
feature an industrial-chic and friendly 
environment where inspirational 
quotes decorate the walls, menus and 
employee uniforms. I checked out the 
new store on South Lake and loved it, I 
think you will too! We got our pizza in 
less than 5 minutes. For the complete 
list of pizzas go to

Pieology�s Bottom Line: The staff is 
very friendly and you are greeted 
enthusiastically by all of them (and I 
mean ALL of unison) upon 
entering the store. It is fun...and I liked 
the high energy of the staff! 

Pieology 345 S. Lake Ave. Pasadena 

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TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills


2 cups chicken stock 

2 tablespoons cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water 

1/2 cup heavy cream 

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 

1 pint leftover rice 

2 pints leftover garlic shrimp 

3/4 cup toasted panko bread crumbs (Japanese bread crumbs)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

In a small saucepan, combine the chicken stock and the cornstarch slurry and bring to 
a simmer for 3 minutes. Add the cream and the red pepper flakes. In a foil lined terra 
cotta pot, pour the rice and add the leftover garlic shrimp. Then pour the cream mixture 
over it. Top with the toasted panko and place in the oven for 45 minutes. Cool for 15 
minutes before serving.