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Old Forge Pizza opens new Edwards Riverwalk location

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

EDWARDS –Old Forge Pizza Company celebrates the grand opening of its new restaurant location in Edwards Wednesday through Friday, with the grand opening party from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday. The new restaurant opened in the Riverwalk Village Market building on July 15. The new location is approximately 400 additional square feet more than its previous location in the Edwards Village Center.

“We are excited to offer more seating, a new menu, and a new location across the street from the Riverwalk Movie Theater,” said Old Forge Pizza Company owners Brian Butler and Sarah Millett. “With Edwards buzzing with activity year round, the larger space really offers the community a great place to gather and hang out with friends. And with the addition of our West Vail location in January 2012, we now feel well positioned to serve the entire valley the great taste of our homemade pizza.”

Today through Friday diners in can enjoy 15 percent off their entire bill, 10 percent off carry out orders, and $5 glasses of house wines and beers. All children in a party dining in at Old Forge Pizza’s new Edwards location will receive a free lollipop. Each lollipop will have a ticket under the sticker, which will either offer the family 10 percent off their next visit, or it will have one of six golden tickets. The six lucky children with golden tickets will qualify for a drawing at the party on Friday to win a bicycle from Moon Time Cyclery, movie tickets from Riverwalk Theater, or gift certificates to Alpine Arts Center, Kids Cottage or The Bookworm of Edwards.

Adults who enter the drawing in any of Old Forge Pizza’s three locations (West Vail, Lionshead or Edwards) will qualify to win dinner for eight, including wine and beer, at the Edwards location. Shoppers at retail shops and stores throughout Riverwalk can grab a wooden nickel, good for one free slice of pizza during the three-day grand opening festivities.

Old Forge style

Old Forge Pizza Company serves three distinct styles of pizza: the signature Old Forge crust, thin crust and gluten free. The inspiration for the signature style of crust comes straight from Old Forge, Pa., outside of Millett and Butler’s hometown of Scranton.

“Old Forge, Pa. is a small town of less than 9,000 people, but it’s known as the pizza capital of the World,” Millett said.

With the nation’s sixth highest percentage of Italians (approximately 41 percent), the pizza business is highly competitive here. The Ghigiarelli family began making pizza in the Old Forge Style in the 1940s when Mrs. Ghigiarelli used to serve her homemade pizza to coal miners who gathered in her kitchen after work. Keeping in her tradition, Old Forge Pizza Company creates pizzas in a rectangular shape with a crispy crust, tangy red sauce and a creamy cheese.

In addition to a new location, Old Forge Pizza Company introduces a new menu that includes paninis, hoagies, sausage or pepperoni rolls, buffalo wings, chicken tenders, and for the sweeter side indulge on homemade cinnamon knots or hot ice cream cookie sundaes. Also new in Edwards is a full bar, with wines served by the glass or bottle, and beers on tap or in bottles.

For more information, visit http://www.oldforgepizzaco.com.

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