Dishes of DISH: Patxi's Chicago-style, deep-dish pizzas

On Sunday, September 22,DISH will dish out food and drinks from dozens of Cafe Society's favorite restaurants and trucks, as well as Best of Denver readers' winners, in the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Joining the lineup this year: Patxi's, which will be dishing out two deep-dish pizzas created by co-founder and executive chef Patxi Azpiroz. See also: Chef and Tell with Patxi Azpiroz, chef of Patxi's Pizza, on eating fried worms and pesto pizza proposals

At DISH, Patxi's will be serving samples of both its Classic Meat (shown above) and Spinach-Pesto Chicago-style deep dish pizzas -- restaurant's specialty.

Says Patxi's: "These are two examples of our authentic Chicago "stuffed" pizza -- our flagship pie. This is a deep dish pizza with a layer of crust on the bottom, followed by toppings and cheese, all covered by another thin layer of dough, topped with our homemade sauce. Our vegetarian offering for this year's DISH is a Spinach-Pesto slice, which features a basil-garlic-parmesan pesto. Our meat selection will feature all-natural pepperoni and garlic-fennel sausage from Zoe's Meats in Petaluma, California. Our Chicago-style pies are prepared and cooked in a deep dish pan and, in our restaurants, they are also available in a whole wheat dough."

Both pizzas are on the regular menu. Patxi's also makes an Italian-style, thin-crust pizza using "00" flour, and any of its Chicago-style deep dish combos can be created in a thin- crust version.

Patxi's opened two stores in the metro area in 2012, including one in Cherry Creek; the California-based company will open a third location on 17th Street in downtown Denver later this year.

DISH runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sunday 22. (VIP ticket-holders get in at noon.) For more information about Westword's annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, including how to buy tickets, visit our 2013 Westword DISH site

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