Things that rocked Seattle in 1988: grunge, Seahawks, and Pagliacci Pizza. Our Queen Anne Pizzeria had just opened at the corner of Queen Anne Avenue and Mercer Street, perfectly positioned to feed droves of sports fans and club-goers.
Turning 25 this year, our Queen Anne location has grown up with the neighborhood. Things are a little different now than they were back in 1988, but one thing remains the same: our pizzas are still popular.
Join us at the Queen Anne Pizzeria on Thursday, June 20, for our 25th anniversary bash! To celebrate, we will roll back slice prices to match what they were way back when it all began. At this location only, snag a slice of Cheese for $1.00, Double Pepperoni for $1.25, Sausage & Onion for $1.35, and AGOG Primo for $1.65.
Slip into your finest flannel and flaunt some big hair, because this anniversary is going to be, like, totally rad!
We’re teaming up with KEXP for the uber popular Father’s Day Kids Dance Party on Sunday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids and dads will be taking over the EMP as it transforms into the most fun dance party in town. Those not into rocking out with DJs Rhythma and Kid Hops can master the art of tossing dough with some of our cooks or participate in activities and crafts with The Adventure School.
“This is a great family-oriented event,” says Sharlese Metcalf, KEXP’s Audioasis producer and Kids Dance Party coordinator. “It’s a chance for families to get out to places they may not normally go with their kids.”
Tickets have already sold out, but there will be a limited number of tickets released at the door on the day of the event. For more information on this event and ticket information, call the EMP Box Office at 206-770-2702.
What better way to kick off your Memorial Day weekend with the family than by filling your bellies with some tasty pie and catching a fun flick? The Seattle International Film Festival is well underway, and this year we are partnering with the SIFF Friends4Families film series. Don’t worry, Mom and Dad. This eclectic series is sure to entertain kids of all ages.
Check out additional Friends4Families screenings and workshops here. Friends4Families happily extends a promotional offer for $2 off any of their regularly priced screenings when you use the promo codeFAMILY2013. You can also stop by our Queen Anne location for a chance to win tickets.
So, round up the crew, grab a slice, and enjoy some family fun this weekend!
The 39th Seattle International Film Festival runs from May 16 through June 9, and as a proud supporting sponsor of the country’s largest film festival, we are extra excited about this year’s must-see line up. With 273 films – like Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring and The Way, Way Back starring Steve Carell – we are going to get more than our fill over the next few weeks.
And, for all of you Twin Peaks and Portlandia fans, expect to spot Yakima native Kyle MacLachlan around town as he prepares to receive SIFF’s Outstanding Achievement in Acting award on June 3. Catch the screening of the Twin Peaks pilot following the awards ceremony.
Like a scientist in the lab, we love to experiment with new flavor combinations in our kitchen. However, we recognize that some of you are quite talented food engineers with a few ideas of your own. Is the Modernist Cuisine six volume set or abridged At Home version on your bookshelf? Do you enjoy testing and calculating new formulas of foodstuff? Do you always know what will make that restaurant dish taste a little better? More importantly, do you want a free pizza every week for a year? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions (or just the last one), you’ll want to enter our pizza recipe contest.
Two years ago, we asked all aspiring pizza researchers for the perfect pie and found a winner from over 750 entries. It was difficult, but we chose one fabulous formula of fodder created by Page Harader, which is now a seasonal pie currently being featured through May 28th – the Bacon Leek.
You don’t need an advanced degree in Molecular Gastronomy to enter. Select from our current pizza toppings or something you would like to see on our menu. The winning entry will be available as our featured combo for 3-4 weeks running with one of our seasonal pies. We will be taking entries through June 15, 2013. Put on your lab coat and enter to win on our website.
For those of you in search of pizza Shangri-La, your never-never land of brick-baked goodness, we’ll get you one step closer. Our Lake City Way and Bridle Trails locations are now serving slices everyday starting at 11AM. In celebration, they will be dishing up free slices on April 20th. That’s right!
F-R-E-E slices! This slice-topia is only available when you visit Lake City Way (8024 15th Ave. NE, Seattle) or Bridle Trails (13005 NE 70th Pl., Kirkland) from 11AM to 4PM this Saturday.
Even after the free slice fest is over, you will still be able to enjoy a quick slice at these locations during your lunch hour on weekdays or in between little league games on weekends. Pop in for slices, salads, calzones, pasta, and breadsticks (and don’t forget Gelatiamo’s heavenly gelato). You’ll find our standard Original Cheese and Extra Pepperoni slices along with seasonal specials or other menu pies.
For those of you already ordering whole pies from Lake City Way and Bridle Trails locations, no need to worry. Delivery time remains the same: 5PM on weekdays and 4PM on weekends. We do offer daytime catering for larger orders, if you need more than a slice!
Any way you slice it, we make it easy for you to reach your pizza paradise.
A community celebration, UW’s HuskyFest features live music with KEXP’s broadcast and Hood-to-Hood Concert, Earth Day celebrations, and much more. The campus festivities inspired Shift Leader, Brittian Piper, to organize a great line-up of Pacific Northwest bands to play at the pizzeria. They include:
We opened our Broadway Pizzeria on Capitol Hill 30 years ago. To celebrate, on Saturday we are rolling back prices to what they were in 1983.
If you were around, 1983 was a pretty memorable year. Even for those too young to remember, it was one of those years that has just remained in the cultural zeitgeist. The Star Wars trilogy came to a close with the release of The Return of the Jedi, Jennifer Beals popularized off-the-shoulder sweatshirts in Flashdance and a computer named Joshua peskily kept asking a young Matthew Broderick if he wanted to play a game in Wargames. Tom Cruise rocketed to fame dancing in his underwear in Risky Business and Al Pacino introduced us to his little friend in Scarface.
I vividly remember watching Michael Jackson perform the moonwalk for the first time during the TV special, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever. We watched it over, and over, and over on my uncle’s Betamax. NBC brought us The A-Team, M*A*S*H aired its last episode and Richard Chamberlin played Father Ralph de Bricassart in The Thorn Birds. And I would be remiss not to mention Plinko was added to The Price Is Right.
The Police hit it big with Synchronicity, but Michael Jackson’s Thriller ruled the airwaves, taking the Billboard #1 spot 4 different times and spending 22 weeks at the top of the charts that year. The Cult, The Flaming Lips, NOFX and the Red Hot Chili Peppers all formed in ‘83. And, solving a mystery that had begun in the clubs of New York City a decade earlier, KISS officially unmasked on MTV.
It was the year that saw Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. Vanessa Williams became the first African American to be crowned Miss America. Chrysler introduced the Minivan to the world, spawning a new species known as the Soccer Mom. They soon started showing up in McDonald’s Drive-Thrus to order the new Chicken McNugget.
And at 426 Broadway Avenue East on January 5th, the second Pagliacci Pizzeria opened. It was actually two restaurants in one. During the day it was a pizzeria and at night it turned into a pizzeria in the front and a trattoria in the back (insert mullet joke here). Slices of Cheese were $0.90, Double Pepperoni was $0.95, a slice of Combo was $1.20 and a Primo was just $1.35.
A lot of restaurants and businesses have come and gone on the Hill over the past 30 years, and we’re honored (and more than a little humbled) that our customers continue coming back. Thank you. We really couldn’t have been here this long without you. We look forward to seeing you Saturday for our 30th Anniversary Celebration. We’ll have music from the 80’s (not just Michael Jackson, promise), prizes and slices for a price worth celebrating!
Vice President of Operations Jeff Woodruff fires up the crowd.
Around this time every year, we shut the ovens down early and gather together for our annual employee Holiday Party. Past years have seen our crew taking over such venues as Capitol Hill’s Chop Suey, The Georgetown Ballroom and for many years, the late, lamented Sunset Bowl.
Before it closed in 2008, our holiday parties enjoyed legendary status with the Sunset employees. They often wondered what we would think up next. Past party antics included our takes on The Weakest Link, The Gong Show, Fear Factor (where finalists had to eat balut to win a coveted prize) and Survivor. The Survivor challenge actually ran over a couple of months, and just like the TV show, the finale was live at our holiday party. The lucky top two stores had the dubious distinction of bobbing for smelt at our party.The Sunset employees had just about as much fun as we did trying to figure out what we would do every year.
The Crocodile in Belltown was the site of this year’s party. Music from dj100proof and the opportunity to hang out with friends away from the ovens made for a great evening. Once again, we upheld the proud Pagliacci tradition of contests. Rather than tests of intellect or how much grossness one could stand (see balut reference above), this year offered an exhibition of physical talent. Pure brawn and an iron will helped Kassandra Bolin from our Kenmore Delivery Kitchen win a very hard- fought hula hoop battle. Mollie Carriveau from our Main Street Delivery Kitchen showed how low she could go and took the Limbo trophy. We also held a prize raffle. Judging by the cheers, Seahawks tickets were the most coveted prize of the night!
Angela Revell from Pagliacci Support Central and Timothy Handy from the Phone Center mug for the camera.
Associate Manager Rick Rogers from the Sand Point Delivery Kitchen claims his Seahawks tickets from Jeff Woodruff.
Kassandra Bolin from the Kenmore Delivery Kitchen shows off her hula hoop trophy.
dj100proof lays down some beats.
Obada Al-Attal and Karim Hanafy from the Ballinger Way Delivery Kitchen and Shift Leader Brittian Piper from the University Pizzeria share a laugh.
Ethan Williamson and Main Street Delivery Kitchen Shift Leaders Molli Carriveau and Andrew Krykos take a break.
Put on your sunglasses, hop on your Vespa and buzz on over to Queen Anne for SIFF’s Fourth Annual Seattle Italian Film Festival! We are proud to sponsor this year’s Festival, which opens Thursday the 15th and runs through the 20th. Opening the Festival is Reality, a black comedy set in Naples about a fisherman who tries to get onto the reality show Big Brother. Directed by Matteo Garrone, Reality won the Grand Prix award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Festival will also be screening Italy’s Official Oscar submission, Caeser Must Die, about a director staging Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in Rome’s maximum security Rebibbia prison. Fans of classic Italian cinema will enjoy films featuring two of cinema’s most celebrated actresses, Ingrid Bergman and Sophia Loren.
In collaboration with the Festival, you can sample Italian cuisine and learn about Italian culture at the Taste of Italy on November 17th at the SIFF Film Center. Free and open to the public, wine, art, short films, opera and food tasting will be offered, as well as the chance to win a trip to Italy! Ticket information and show times can be found at SIFF’s website. Don’t forget, you can save $2 off of the usual $10 General Admission price if you use the promo code ITALIAN2012. Matinees are not included, but you can redeem the code online, over the phone or at the box office. Buon divertimento!