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Embers Wood Fired Pizza Hits the Road

We received a really nice note from the guys at Embers Wood Fired Pizza in Steamboat Springs CO — and I wanted to share it with you.

Hi,

My name is Adam Mackey. I purchased an oven from you (casa2g100) about 5
months ago, mounted it on a trailer, and have started a mobile wood fired
oven catering company, “Embers Wood Fired Pizza” in Steamboat Springs, CO.
I am curious as to how I can be listed on your portable wood fired oven
directory.

Also wanted to say that the oven is amazing, and we have had an extremely
good experience so far at our local farmer’s market, with many, many happy
customers, so wanted to say thanks for the great customer service and the
amazing product.

Sincerely,

Adam Mackey
Owner/Chef, Embers Wood Fired Pizza

Isn’t that great? :-)

We’ll be adding them to the FB Via Portable Wood-Fired Catering directory, and we want to wish them the best of luck!

 

Bittersweet — a Portable FB Pizza Oven for Sale

This is from Roadfood.com. It’s a Forno Bravo Modena oven mounted on a trailer for sale in Georgia. The owner is going to be focusing on his new brick-and-mortar restaurant and is selling his trusty trailer oven — after many successful events. The owner is also offering a lot of coaching and help getting going in the portable wood-fired catering world. Happy and sad.

I have a Forno Bravo Modina 120 mounted on a trailer. I purchased it back in April 2011 and have used it at numerous events, festivals, catering and non-profit. It has turned out better than I anticipated, the FB oven is a real workhorse. I truly love it. BTW, when I purchase a new Wood Fired Oven for the brick and mortar, it will most likely be a FB oven.

You can read the entire posting here. Hey, maybe you are in Georgia and looking for a new venture.

Forno Bravo on the Road in Madison, WI

La Fortuna Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza in Madison, WI got some nice press this week. Madison Magazine has a nice article on the Lynch family, where they talk about pizza, local ingredients and community. Really good stuff. They have a Forno Bravo pizza oven on a nice red trailer from The Fire Within.

The Lynches’ gleaming red trailer has become a staple at area farmers’ markets and festivals where you can taste their fresh approach to serving an old world classic. Jen and Evi work in a large screen room, surrounded by containers of sauces and toppings, while Scott slings the pies into the nine-hundred-degree oven for the ninety seconds it takes to bake it to bubbly charred perfection. As Scott says, “Who doesn’t want to gather around a fire? It’s in our primal nature to gather and watch flames.”

You can read the whole thing here.

Forno Bravo Does Honolulu

Interno’s Pizza opens at Ward Centre in Honolulu (thanks to the Honolulu Pulse) using their second Forno Bravo pizza oven. We want to wish them good luck — break a leg! Or as they say in Italian, nel bocca del lupo” (into the wolf’s mouth).

Owners John Wong and Kyle Okumoto and done a great job developing their business. They started doing portable wood-fired pizza using a smaller Forno Bravo oven, and now they have a second Forno Bravo and their own restaurant space — and they are going to continue doing Food Truck events. They use authentic Italian flour and tomatoes, along with local ingredients from Hawaii. Sounds good to me.

You can see what Inferno’s is up to, including where they will be catering, on the Inferno’s web site.

 

 

10 Incredible Mobile Pizza Operations

The good people at Slice put together a fun list of 10 Incredible Mobile Pizza Operations. Which is something interesting to read in its own right. But from my perspective, I thought the list was fun because 4 of the 10 use Forno Bravo ovens! Wahoo! Go Forno Bravo!

Here they are:

Roberta’s (New York)

Fox Pizza Bus (Los Angeles)

Bolla Pizza (Austin)

Pizza Pilgrims (London)

Pizza Pilgrims in the UK Guardian

If you missed my previous posting, Pizza Pilgrims in London have installed a Forno Bravo pizza oven on a Piaggio Ape, a three wheel mini truck with a top speed of 32 mph. As you might guess, they are getting a lot of good press — I think not only because they’ve done something very original and very cool, but also, from everything I’ve read, because they are really good at what they do.

Photograph: Pal Hansen for the Observer

This nice article in the UK Guardian Life and Style section talks about their commitment to real Pizza Napoletana and great ingredients, and they even give a few recipes.

Wood-Fired Pizza on the Road in Idaho

This wood-fired catering company uses a Forno Bravo oven from The Fire Within — and I really like how his oven looks as well (haha). Check out The Whole Pie Pizza (TWPP) in Moscow, ID. These guys are really committed to their local community, and they are getting some good press coverage as well.

Fox Pizza Bus

How cool is this.

A Forno Bravo pizza oven in a double decker bus roaming the streets of Los Angles. Here is more from the Zagat Blog.

“It’s the creation of chef Michael Fox who, somehow, installed a Forno Bravo wood-burning pizza oven on the truck, which he uses to cook pizzas that he hand-tosses at parties and events – and hopefully, sometime in the future, at food truck get-togethers. In the meantime, he’s also offering cooking classes, where you and your friends can learn the fine art of pizza making. For info, go to www.foxpizzabus.com, e-mail info@foxpizzabus.com or call 818-305-4722.”

Photo courtesy of the Fox Pizza Bus

You can also check out the Fox Pizza Bus page on Facebook. These guys are busy. We will be adding them to our list of Wood-Fired Cooking Schools on www.fornobravo.com.