Cafe Society

First look: Patxi's opens today in Uptown with free pizza slices if you mention Westword

And then there were three. In November of last year, Bill Freeman and Patxi Azpiroz opened the city's first Patxi's Pizza in Englewood, a pie palace that takes its inspiration from Chicago-style stuffed pizza: thick, heavy, deep-dish rounds with crusted bottoms festooned with toppings, cheese and a generous smear of deep crimson tomato sauce; a large one feeds a platoon. In late February, the owners, whose passion for pizza started in Northern California, where there are nine outposts of Patxi's, including the original location, unleashed a second Patxi's in Cherry Creek, and today, a third Patxi's will open at 11 a.m. in Uptown. And considering the lingering chill that looms outside, it's a good day to get a hot slice of 'za -- a free slice if you head over there between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and say the magic word: "Westword." That's right: Mention "Westword," and a slice of pizza -- deep dish, or thin crust -- is on the house. Happy Monday!

See also: A third Patxi's Pizza will open in November in Uptown