Fireside Pies brings artisanal pizzas back to Fort Worth at new location
An artisanal pizzeria is returning to Fort Worth: Fireside Pies, which previously had a location on Crockett Row for more than a decade, is opening a new location in the Left Bank Shopping Center, at 628 Harrold St.
According to a spokesperson, the restaurant will open on March 22.
Fireside Pies was a catalyst that elevated the pizza scene in Dallas-Fort Worth when it debuted in 2004 in a funky cottage on Dallas' Henderson Avenue with pizzas boasting a puffy crust and artisanal toppings such as chunky slices of fresh tomato.
The concept was originally created by Dallas chef Nick Badovinus and his then-partner Tristan Simon and has been owned by Golden Tree, which also owns the Golden Chick chain, since 2018.
There are two other locations, in Grapevine and Dallas' Lake Highlands. The location on Crockett Row closed in early 2022.
The new Fort Worth location goes into a vibrant area that also includes Snooze an A.M. Eatery and Akarii Revolving Sushi, where it will serve Fireside Pies classics such as spinach-artichoke dip and signature pizzas such as Triple Roni, BBQ chicken, spicy sausage, and prosciutto & parm.
They also have a selection of pastas such as the simple but comforting Butter Noodles tossed in butter, Parmesan, and parsley; and pappardelle with house-made Bolognese. A separate menu for brunch includes chicken & waffles, frittatas with bacon & avocado or Mexican chorizo, and a bacon & egg pizza.
In a statement, Fireside Pies director of operations Joe Bozarth says they've been all hands on deck to get a Fort Worth location.
“We have been anticipating our return to Fort Worth for a while, but wanted to make sure when we did, it was to a spot that would truly support our brand,” Bozarth says. “Our whole team has been hands-on in the process to return to this city, and I can’t thank everyone enough for their diligence while we’ve worked on getting our doors open. We are truly excited to be getting back to serving our loyal Fort Worth customers the delicious, wood-fired pizzas they know and love.”