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Pizza Talk, Episode 3: Tinkering with Your Dough, part 3

Welcome back to Pizza Talk. In this final part of our conversation with the Pizza Yodi’s, Brian Spangler and John Arena, we wrap things up and also hear how they have managed to keep their restaurants profitable, their staff working, and pivot their business plans during this age of Covid.

John and Brian will return in future episodes as part of our Pizza Yodi’s series, but upcoming episodes will feature one-on-one interviews with pizza masters Tony Gemignani, Nancy Silverton, Dan Richer, Leo Spizzirri, Scott Wiener, Paulie Gee, and many others. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive updates on our schedule by clicking here.



Brian and John, it’s great to hear your to-go business is really moving along well. Congrats and thanks for all the excellent advice.

Peter, I love the way you do these interviews. You have great communication skills.

    Peter Reinhart

    Thanks so much, Jeff! We’re really excited about all the upcoming shows so do stay in touch and thanks for helping us spread the word.

clinton ferrara

Great show. I am really looking forward to the season coming up.
I am also thrilled to hear that the pizzarias are doing well.

    Peter Reinhart

    Thanks Clinton — and thanks so much for your support! We’ve got some great shows coming up so do stay in touch!

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