^
Keep Westword Free
4
| Booze |

Marco's Coal Fired Pizzeria debuts new mobile oven at Wit's End Brewing

Mark Dym, owner of Marco's Coal Fired Pizzeria , is taking his pizza on the road with a brand-new mobile pizza oven -- and his first stop is quirky nanobrewery Wit's End Brewing Company.

For his mobile version of Marco's, Dym wanted an authentic Neapolitan pizza oven to continue his commitment to real Italian pies, so he ended up importing an oven from Italy and driving it from Florida all the way back to Denver.

So at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Dym says he'll be "keeping it simple" and baking up margherita and salami pizzas at Wit's End, while the taproom will be pouring such refreshing standbys as the summery Jean Claude Van Blond. Wit's End founder Scott Witsoe will also be bringing back the beloved Wilford, an oatmeal IPA.

And both Witscoe and Dym will be on hand to discuss the importance of great ingredients and how they influence the subtle arts of both brewing and pizza-making.

"Marco's was looking for breweries to partner with," explains Witscoe, to "celebrate great beer and great pizza." And in demonstrating and discussing their craft, he adds, "we're letting people get closer to the products they consume."

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

For William Carlson, who runs the craft beer blog BrewTrek and is presenting Saturday's event, Marco's approach to food seems a natural fit with Witscoe's one-barrel-at-a-time approach to beer. Wit's End "is at the forefront of what we're going to see a lot, which is small, neighborhood beer," he says.

And in a food truck-obsessed town, Marco's sexy new oven-on-wheels should fit right in. "I think it'll be well received," Dym says with a chuckle.

To see photos of the oven's journey from Florida, visit the Marco's Coal Fired Pizzeria Facebook page.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.