Originally posted by redbankgirl
i am convinced that the water makes all the difference in the dough. and in this day and age it is very rare to find a pizza place that uses an actual oven and not a conveyor belt to bake their pizza. i don't want pizza made in a pan , without the sprinkling of corn meal on the bottom of the crust or a pre-made pizza crust. i'm glad there are at least a few good pizza places showing up in florida !
In a few weeks, we hope to add to the list of good pizza places. I am also a Jersey transplant from Mountainside, NJ, currently living in Homosassa, Fla. We decided to invest in a Maruca's Tomato Pies franchise from Seaside Heights, NJ.
We took over an old out of business Hungry Howies about a quarter mile north of the Homosassa Springs Wildlife park on Rt. 19. We have rebuilt the entire facility with new equipment, to Maruca's specs. The Maruca brothers will be training us, and providing continuing guidance over the duration.
We will be doing a soft opening toward the end of September once we get the blessing from the local authorities and "food and beverage" people. I have been a fan of their products for over 45 years, and chose to become the provider of the product as my vocation until I reach retirement age. My kids will take over at that point, we think.
Anyway, check us out if you are in the area, about an hour north of Tampa, 70 miles west of Orlando. Address is 3938 S. Suncoast BLVD, Homosassa Springs, Florida, in the Springs Plaza shopping center.
Check out the Manatee Park, and get some good eats afterwards (or before) with us...
Steve Cullerton .. Owner/Operator