A new venture by Jon Edwards and Patrick Mangold-White, a take-out pizza joint called Kaos, was expected to open in May at 1439 South Pearl Street, but their little slice of pizza pie was derailed by issues with the one piece of equipment they really needed: a pizza oven.
Up until now, that oven has been a sore point of contention with the City and County of Denver, the dramatic details of which are chronicled here. The initial problems, say both Edwards and Mangold-White, stemmed from the size of the oven, but now it seems those issues have been resolved. "We finally have our oven and it's ready to go," promises Mangold-White. "Now it's just a matter of putting on the final touches." All of which should be in place before Halloween, just in time to stuff your piehole with pizza, marshmallow pumpkins and candy corn.
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