Friday, August 5, 2011

Meet The Neighbors: Part 2

This week's neighbor in our MTN series is Panzanella's, a local (and very delicious) pizzeria. Almost directly across the street from our new location here in Newmarket, Panzanella's is the perfect spot to grab a quick afternoon slice (or 2. You'll definitely want another). Feel free to get creative; they'll add any topping(s) you like to a single slice. My personal favorite is fresh green pepper and grilled chicken. Can't beat it! At Panzanella's you'll enjoy simple, classic Italian food, paired with fast and friendly service. I was impressed by their extensive menu selection, and it took close to 15 minutes for me to decide on a pasta dish for lunch today. After much debate, I kept it simple and had their stuffed shells. Served up with plenty of garlic bread and a generous helping of red sauce for dipping, it was just like Grandma used to make. Manga!

Neighbor: Panzanella's Italian Pizzeria and Restaurant (72 Main Street).

Type of business: Italian-American pizzeria

Years running: 10

Owner: Jared Ernest Woodman Sr.

How did you get into this line of work? I began working as a dishwasher at another pizzeria when I was 12 years old. Over the course of 8 years, I went from the bottom of the barrel to the top of the barrel. I knew I could do it myself, so I did!

Something special your business does (weekly/monthly events, community service, etc.): We sponsor local youth sports teams and donate to many local organizations, on top of providing top notch service to our many loyal customers.

What's your favorite thing about Newmarket? I'd have to say the restoration of the Newmarket Mills. I like what it's doing for business, and it's doing wonders for the downtown landscape.

If you could add any type of business to Main Street, what would you choose? Easy. I'd choose a single screen movie theater that plays classic movies like My Cousin Vinny.

You find a genie's lamp and he grants you 1 wish. What do you wish for? I would wish for my son to make it into the NBA.

Do you own a bicycle? If so, what kind? Yes, I do own a bicycle. It's a Schwinn. My wife and I love to go for rides together around our home town. I pop wheelies!

Describe or draw your dream bicycle:

J-Rad is awesome and he runs a solid pizza place. But don't take my word for it. Go there! Grab a few slices by yourself or enjoy a good meal with your friends or family. You'll leave satisfied and smiling.

Breakfast fans: tune in next week!



Charbent said...

I enjoy these posts a lot, Ryan. Keep up the good work!

steve rogers said...

Sorry but I'm bored of this series allready.I would much rather read/see all about the new Indy fab premises .Please.

Dan O said...

Cool. These small business stories rock. Forget the big companies that fill the news. It's places like this that keep the U.S. moving (and eating well...).