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Friday, July 20, 2012

Wines to Pair with Pizza Night at Alon's Bakery

Alon’s Bakery & Market in Dunwoody recently installed a new wood burning pizza oven and now offers weekly all-you-can-eat pizza nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday.

For $12 per person for adults and at no cost for children 4 years of age and younger, guests will receive unlimited pizza and focaccia from the market’s pizza oven. During the hours of 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays, the staff at Alon’s will continually serve pizzas so guests can try the different types that the market offers in a social setting.

“We want to give our guests the opportunity to try out the different pizza toppings offered at Alon’s without having to commit to one large pizza,” says Alon’s Bakery & Market Owner Alon Balshan. “The Monday pizza nights are a great way for guests to mingle and we hope it will encourage people to stop in for dinner and discover their favorite type of pizza.”

Alon’s has also added a smaller size option to the pizza menu to offer guests “personal pizzas.” The smaller size is perfect for guests who are dining on their own or want a snack, and those dining in groups can order several small pizzas to accommodate different tastes. The smaller sized pizzas range in price from $8 to $14, and the full size pizzas are priced $10 to $18.

Alon's Pizza
The pizza menu currently features the following options:
·         Pecorino, potato, Gorgonzola, garlic, arugula, bresaola (large $18/small $14)
·         Margherita with crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, basil oil (large $14/small $10)
·         Crushed tomato, eggplant, olives, hot oil, fresh mozzarella (large $15/small $11)
·         Assorted mushrooms, thyme, garlic, white sauce, Gruyere cheese, fresh mozzarella (large $16/small $12)
·         Basil pesto, grilled chicken, pine nuts, fresh mozzarella (large $17/small $13)
·         Crushed tomato, hot oil, Italian tuna in olive oil, roasted peppers, onions, Pecorino, fresh mozzarella (large $17/small $13)
·         Crushed tomato, house-made spicy Merguez sausage,  roasted peppers, caramelized onion, fresh mozzarella (large $18/small $14)
·         Four cheese (Pecorino, fresh mozzarella, ricotta, gorgonzola) with lemon oil, shaved fennel and fresh oregano (large $16/small $12)
·         White sauce, lemon sauces, crushed tomato, marinated anchovies, fried capers, fire roasted pepper, fresh mozzarella (large $18/small $14)
·         Taleggio, fresh mozzarella, fig balsamic, truffled honey, Marcona almonds (large $16/small $12)
·         Cheese-less: marinara, crushed tomato, garlic, oregano (large $10/small $8)

In Dunwoody, Alon’s is located at 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE; 678-397-1781. The store is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., in Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. In Virginia-Highland, Alon’s is located at 1394 N. Highland Avenue NE; 404-872-6000. The store is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

Key wines to consider here would be a medium-bodied Syrah or Shiraz , an Italian Chianti, a medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon or a California Zinfandel.
Meat Lover's Pizza: Go for heartier red wines like a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel or Merlot to handle the meat mega dose.
Veggie Pizza: A cool, crisp Sauvignon Blanc with plenty of bright acidity to take care of the variety of veggies. A dry rose wine would also perform well with all of the competing components of flavor.
White Pizza: A bubbly Champagne, a Pinot Grigio or an earthy Sauvignon Blanc, would all hold up well to the lighter style of the white pizza flavor combinations.
Hawaiian Pizza: An off-dry Riesling, hands-down.

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