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TJ’s Wood-Fired Pizza in SoCal

“Guide: Where to find daily food trucks lots” in the Orange County Register leads me to a Forno Bravo oven on a wood-fired catering trailer.


Where: OC Great Park Farmers Market, IrvineTime: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Trucks: Crepes Bonaparte, Calbi, Barcelona on the Go, TJ’s Woodfire Pizza, Chomp Chomp, Rolling Sushi + 1-2 rotating trucks

Check out TJ’s Woodfire Pizza. That’s our oven!

Their Margherita Pizza was voted in the top “50 Best Dishes in Orange County” through Orange Coast Magazine! These guys makes a great pizza.


More on Pizza Amore in Buffalo

Here is a follow-up article on Pizza Amore (that’s a portable Forno Bravo oven) in They are getting some good press, and, as the article is quick to point out—the line was 10 people deep when the reporters go there. That’s nice.

Though I have to agree with the reporter—the pizza could have stayed in the oven for a couple of more seconds to get a better char (and they didn’t say this, maybe a nice bubbly, brown crust on the mozzarella). Still looking good.

Pizza Pilgrims FB oven in a Piaggio Ape

This starts with a photo from the good people at Slice: Serious Eats. It’s a pizza oven in a Piaggio Ape, a classic Italian three-wheel mini truck. You see these things puttering all over the place in Tuscany. They don’t go very fast, but they have a big payload in the back. I’ve seen entire vineyards of grapes driven from the field to the winery in a Piaggio Ape (Ape is Italian for bee). By the way, Vespa is Italian for wasp. That said, they are very (very) slow, and you really don’t want to get stuck behind one on a windy road somewhere outside Reggello.

I really love what they have done with this little three wheeler. But wait…

After enjoying this for a few seconds, I thought, “wait a minute. I recognize that oven”. A little bit of Web research later, I can confirm that yes, it is, in fact, a Forno Bravo oven. So for me, this is a doubly wonderful story. A great portable pizza oven AND a Forno Bravo customer making lots of people really happy.

Here is a photo from the Pizza Pilgrims web site. I recognize that oven. :-)

Click here to learn more about the Pizza Pilgrims, located in London. If you ever try one of their pizzas, write to us and let me know how they are doing.

What a kick. :-)