First Look

A Look Inside the New LoHi Cart-Driver

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Michael Emery Hecker
Head chef Brian Wilson mans the wood-fired oven that's the centerpiece of Cart-Driver's open kitchen.
The snug, inviting interior of the original Cart-Driver at 25th and Larimer streets played as much a role in its success as the pizza, oysters and prosecco. Five years later, though, the Italian street-food eatery is going bigger. The new Cart-Driver just opened in three contiguous spaces at 2239 West 30th Avenue that once held Z Cuisine, Z Cuisine À Côté and a gallery space between the two. Once dark and intimate, the interior is now light and airy, thanks to architect Theodore Schultz and interior designer Emily Frantz. Expect the same great Neapolitan pizzas, shellfish direct-shipped from Rappahannock River Oysters and an intriguing wine and cocktail roster served from Z Cuisine's original bar.