Recently, I was invited to participate in Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza’s Well Done Tour. The tour has been making its way around the state of Florida, with owner Anthony Bruno hosting small parties with amazing fare. I participated in one such dinner party at the Miami Lakes location. Since I knew most of the other participants, it was like “having dinner with friends.” Samantha Sophia was there from Raising Child, Maria de los Angeles of Sex and the Beach, Stephanie Ruiz of Midtown Chica, Robyn Medlin of GrillGrrrll, and others.
Anthony Bruno welcomed us all and told us a bit about his journey. He opened the first Anthony’s on Federal Highway in 2002 and from there the business has grown to include 20 locations in Florida, as well as locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. But, don’t let the name fool you–Anthony’s sells MUCH more than pizza pies. And, except for salads, EVERYTHING is made in the 800 degree coal fired oven–delish offerings like the wings topped with grilled onions and the meatballs served with ricotta cheese. My favorite dish is the pork spare ribs with vinegar peppers. I was putting them down so quickly that I nearly bit my own hand! Whew! Just thinking about them makes me shudder.
Anthony’s is open for lunch and dinner. They also offer catering. Get at them!!!