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SPIN!® in the spotlight.
We’re thankful and proud to be recognized for lots of cool stuff, like Best of Show for architecture by Mid America Design Awards; or City’s Best, Best Pizza, by Kansas City Magazine; or Top 100 Movers and Shakers by Pizza Marketplace; and featured by some great publications (grazie!)! Here’s a taste of media coverage on us.
SPIN! to Open Sixth Location (July 2011)
November 22, 2011 (News Release)
SPIN! to Open Sixth Location (July 2011)
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"SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Announces Plans to Open Sixth Location

VOTED BEST PIZZA BY EVERY MAJOR PUBLICATION IN GREATER K.C.

KANSAS CITY, MO (Nov. 22, 2011) With its fifth location under construction, award-winning SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has announced plans to open a sixth Kansas City area location. The 3,500 square foot restaurant will open in late 2012 or early 2013 at 8226 Mission Road in Prairie Village, Ks. The Corinth Square Shopping Center location will offer seating for 100, a bar that seats 9, an outdoor patio that seats 48 and ample parking for both diners and carry out customers.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is known for its exceptional, artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and its eclectic, affordable premium wines. SPIN!’s recipes are developed in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith. The restaurant’s architecture won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards. The Prairie Village restaurant will be similar in design and serve as a prototype for future locations.

SPIN! currently has stores throughout Greater Kansas City in both Missouri and Kansas. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza co-owner Edwin Brownell says he believes the Corinth Square Shopping Center is a great fit for SPIN!. “We’ve had numerous requests from our guests for a Prairie Village location,” Brownell says. “We are pleased to have found a location that will allow us to offer convenient access to those who live and work in the area.”

Named the area’s best pizza by Kansas City’s major publications, SPIN! recently was listed among the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by TheDailyMeal.com,  one of the most heavily visited “foodie” websites in the country.

In addition to its unique thin-and-bubbly-crust pizzas, SPIN! offers rustic whole wheat crust and gluten-free pizzas, appetizers, soups, salads, Paninis, signature Italian deli sandwiches, and Italian gelato ice creams.

All of SPIN’s toppings and ingredients are made from fresh produce and prepared daily. Even the salad dressings and soups are prepared fresh from scratch each morning.

The pizza dough is made fresh every day using three types of flour including one specially imported from Italy. All the toppings – such as mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, artichokes, even chicken sausage and pancetta (Italian bacon) – are roasted each morning in stone hearth ovens made especially for SPIN! A variety of cheeses is hand grated. The menu features both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed roma tomato base) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted olive oil glaze).

SPIN! serves a rotating roster of premium wines priced at $18 a bottle, well below traditional restaurant prices.

SPIN! also is known for its unique community outreach programs.

In addition to its catering operations, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza currently has four Greater Kansas City locations at 4950 Main in Kansas City, Mo, 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit, Mo, 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, Ks, and 14230 W. 119th St. in Olathe, Ks.  A fifth location is currently under construction at 95th Street and Renner Road in Lenexa, Ks.

SPIN! is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations.

 
SPIN! Joins Forces to Benefit Harvesters
October 24, 2011 (News Release)
SPIN! Joins Forces to Benefit Harvesters
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"SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, Chef Michael Smith, Cellar Rat Wine Merchants Join Forces to Benefit Harvesters Four Pizza and Wine Flight Dinners in November

Kansas City, MO (Oct. 24, 2011) – SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Smith, and Cellar Rat Wine Merchants are joining forces to benefit Harvesters: the Community Food Network. On four Tuesdays in November, the collaboration of friends will present “Tour d’ Italia” pizza and wine flight dinners. Each week will feature four wines from a different Italian wine region along with a specially created four-course meal.

“Our guests have been asking for wine dinners because we had some really fun ones last year,” says SPIN! co-owner Gail Lozoff. “We always want to make them special, more special than someone having their special pizza at SPIN! So we roped our friend Ryan Sciara of Cellar Rat into helping us design the events and Michael Smith into adding his culinary touch to our menu. They were both happy to be part of a project for Harvesters.  We're calling it a Collaboration of Friends, and that's what it is!”

Each week, one of the four SPIN! locations will host a different wine region’s import manager and serve a Tour d’Italia menu created in collaboration with Chef Michael Smith. Seatings are available from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The price is just $39.50 per person with $10 per guest benefitting Harvesters.

Wines of the North (Veneto/Piedmont) will be presented on Nov. 1 at 4950 Main St. On Nov. 8, Italy’s southern wines will be served at SPIN!’s Lee’s Summit location, 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. The Overland Park location, 6541 W. 119th St., will feature the wines of Tuscany on Nov. 15 and Sicilian wines will be poured Nov. 29 in Olathe, 14230 W. 119th St.

A different wine will accompany each course, beginning with an antipasti of Chef Michael Smith’s rosemary garlic oil broccolini with roasted red peppers, marinated olives, breadsticks, and burrata -- a fresh mozzarella with a creamy center. For the second course, guests will select one of SPIN!’s seven signature salads accompanied by fresh house-made dressing.

Choices extend to the main course, where guests can choose any SPIN! Pizza Mia (gluten free is available) or the Tour d’ Italia pizza. Created exclusively for the Harvester’s benefit, the Tour d’ Italia is a pizza Bianca brushed with a roasted olive oil glaze topped with a colorful, flavorful combination of shrimp, fontina cheese, oregano, tomato, calabrian peppers, and sopressata -- a dry-cured Italian salami with a healthy dose of garlic.

The beautiful and delectable dessert features talented SPIN! staffer Hazel Brown’s flourless chocolate mini cake with Chef Michael’s roasted pears, a choice of gelato, and burnt caramel sauce.

Reservations are required for the Tour d’ Italia pizza and wine flight dinners to benefit Harvesters. Visit www.spinpizza.com or call 816-808-7825.
 

 
Ciao Bow Wow Benefits Animal Shelter
September 11, 2011 (News Release)
Ciao Bow Wow Benefits Animal Shelter
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"CIAO BOW WOW Back by PUPular Demand"

Pups and People Eat Pizza on Patios to Benefit Animal Shelter

Back by PUPular demand, CIAO BOW WOW is a chance for people and their pups to eat pizza together on a restaurant patio while raising money for Wayside Waifs. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza’s patios will take turns hosting CIAO BOW WOW events, in which the patios will be exclusively reserved for dogs and their human companions to share dinner while benefitting the animal shelter. Man – and woman’s – best friend will be served a special three-course meal of breadstick appetizers, pizzas and gelato made by Three Dog Bakery. People will order their food from the SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza menu.

The cost is $25 per dog plus food ordered from the restaurant menu. CIAO BOW WOW events will be held at SPIN!’s Olathe and Midtown Kansas City locations on Sunday, September, 18 and Overland Park and Lee’s Summit locations on Sunday, September 25. 

This is the fifth year for the PUPular fundraiser, where dogs frequently sit on their best friends’ laps at the tables and CIAO (or chow) down on their special pizzas.

Wayside Waifs is a charitable animal shelter that provides temporary shelter for homeless companion animals with a goal of placing adoptable companion animals in responsible homes.

Reservations are required. Please visit www.spinpizza.com or call the location where you and your dog would like to attend: Overland Park, 6541 W. 119th St., 913-451-7746; Olathe, 12890 W. 119th St., 913-764-7746; Kansas City, 4950 Main St., 816-561-7746; Lee’s Summit, 1808 NW Chipman Rd., 816-246-7746.

 
Classic Neapolitan Flavors, Innovative Fare Added (July 2011)
July 26, 2011 (News Release)
Classic Neapolitan Flavors, Innovative Fare Added (July 2011)
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"Sopressata, Calabrian Peppers and Arugula: Classic Neapolitan Flavors Added to New Menu Items at Award Winning SPIN!

Kansas City, MO (July 26, 2011) – This week, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is introducing three traditional foods from southern Italy into its menu by debuting a new salad and pizza perfect for summer or any time. Now on the menu are a Sopressata and Calabrian Pepper Pizza as well as a Classic Arugula Salad.

While arugula has been found on restaurant menus for a couple of years, Calabrian peppers and sopressata -- a dry-cured Italian salami with a healthy dose of garlic -- also are flavorful products from Southern Italy that are beginning to make their way onto innovative American menus.

SPIN!’s new arugula salad features greens tossed with thinly sliced fresh mushrooms, grated Grana Padana, romano, and pecorino cheeses, dressed with a classic light mixture of extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice, and topped with shaved Grana Padana cheese. Add sopressata for a little heartier salad with a lot of flavor.

Sopressata also is the star of SPIN!’s newest stone fired pizza. SPIN!’s award winning Neapolitan thin-and-bubbly crust is topped with the potent, flavorful combination of sopressata and the sweet hot slow burn of Calabrian peppers along with fresh crushed roma tomatoes and mozzarella, provolone, fontina, and Grana Padana cheeses.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza’s recipes are developed in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith. All of SPIN’s soups, salad dressings, pizza toppings and ingredients are made from fresh produce and prepared daily.

SPIN! offers a variety of traditional thin-and-bubbly crust, hand-tossed rustic whole wheat, and gluten free stone fired pizzas, appetizers, soups, salads, Paninis, signature Italian deli sandwiches, and Italian gelato ice creams.

Named best pizza in Greater Kansas City by every major local publication, SPIN! was recently named one of the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by TheDailyMeal.com, one of the most heavily visited “foodie” websites in the country. With architecture that won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards, SPIN! is known for its exceptional, artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and its rotating roster of eclectic, affordable premium wines priced at $18 or less.

SPIN!’s pizza dough is made fresh every day using three types of flour including one specially imported from Italy. All the toppings – such as mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, artichokes, even chicken sausage and turkey breast – are roasted each morning in a stone hearth oven made especially for SPIN!  A variety of cheeses is hand grated. The menu features both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed roma tomato base) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted olive oil glaze).  Customers can choose between a menu of 17 signature pizzas, and an infinite variety of SPIN YOUR OWN! Pizzas.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has locations at 4950 Main in Kansas City, MO, 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit, MO, 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, KS, and 14230 W. 119th St. in Olathe, KS. A fifth location is scheduled to open in Lenexa, KS in early 2012.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations.

 
May 24, 2011 (News Release)
SPIN! to Open Fifth Location
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"SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Announces Plans to Open Lenexa Location

FIFTH SITE FOR LOCAL RESTAURANT VOTED BEST PIZZA IN K.C.

KANSAS CITY, MO (May 24, 2011) SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza announces plans to open its fifth Kansas City area location in the Patio 95 Shops, currently under development at 95th Street and Renner Road in Lenexa, Ks. Known for its award-winning artisan food without the gourmet price, SPIN! plans to open a 3,500 square foot restaurant in January 2012. The newest SPIN! will offer seating for 100, a bar, and an outdoor patio that seats 48.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza co-owner Edwin Brownell says the location in the new mixed use development, which will include retail and apartments, reflects the area’s composition. “This is a growing commercial and residential area. Local businesses currently employ approximately 11,000 people and the new location is close to numerous neighborhoods,” Brownell says. “It’s a great match for SPIN! and we’re pleased that we’ll be so convenient for our many customers who have urged us to open in Lenexa.”

Named the area’s best pizza by Kansas City’s major publications, SPIN! recently was listed among the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by TheDailyMeal.com,  one of the most heavily visited “foodie” websites in the country.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is known for its exceptional, artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and its eclectic, affordable premium wines.

SPIN!’s recipes are developed in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith. The restaurant’s architecture won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards.

In addition to its unique thin-and-bubbly-crust pizzas, SPIN! offers rustic whole wheat crust and gluten-free pizzas, appetizers, soups, salads, Paninis, signature Italian deli sandwiches, and Italian gelato ice creams.

All of SPIN’s toppings and ingredients are made from fresh produce and prepared daily. Even the salad dressings and soups are prepared fresh from scratch each morning.

The pizza dough is made fresh every day using three types of flour including one specially imported from Italy. All the toppings – such as mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, artichokes, even chicken sausage and turkey breast – are roasted each morning in stone hearth ovens made especially for SPIN! A variety of cheeses is hand grated. The menu features both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed roma tomato base) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted olive oil glaze).

SPIN! serves a rotating roster of premium wines at prices well below traditional restaurant prices with most bottles $18 or less.

SPIN! also is known for its unique community outreach programs.

In addition to its catering operations, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza currently has four Greater Kansas City locations at 4950 Main in Kansas City, Mo, 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit, Mo, 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, Ks, and 14230 W. 119th St. in Olathe, Ks. 

The Lenexa site will be located in property under development by Price Brothers Development Company.

SPIN! is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations.

 

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