Ice Skating, anyone?

Besides skiing, I am hard pressed to think of a more old school winter sport than ice-skating.  A study from the University of Oxford theorizes that an early form of ice-skating developed in southern Finland around 4000 years ago. Skates as we know them were invented in the Netherlands in the 13th or 14th century. [...]

Zucca (That’s Italian for pumpkin)

Pagliacci co-owner Matt Galvin recalls that when he initially proposed the idea of pumpkin gelato to Gelatiamo’s founder Maria Coassin, she was struck by the audacity of his idea. A gelato traditionalist, Maria did not see how there would be a demand for this very non-traditional flavor.  In Italy, pumpkin is not really used in desserts. [...]

SIFF’s Annual Italian Film Festival

Many people can name the classics of Italian cinema, such as The Bicycle Thief, La Dolce Vita and Nights of Cabiria. SIFF presents an opportunity to say “Buongiorno” to contemporary Italian film at their Annual Italian Film Festival.  Pagliacci is proud to be a sponsor of this event, now in its third year. This year’s [...]

Fall Newsletter Is Here!

The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a very wet winter for the Pacific Northwest, with temperatures described as “average”. Many of us will miss the snow, but not to worry, our current newsletter has some great ideas on how to survive the short days and long nights of the coming winter. See our tips and ideas [...]

Lights. Camera. Action.

Every so often we’re asked to take part in a casting call. We don’t always know the name of the movie. Sometimes it’s called “Working Title” or “Untitled Production.” Sometimes we know who will be starring in the film. Sometimes we don’t. Regardless of what we know about the production in advance, the part we [...]

Our Local Hero

It’s been a busy month for 85th Street Delivery Kitchen General Manager Jim Tanguay. Fresh off of celebrating his 20th. anniversary with Pagliacci, Seattle Weekly awarded his entry into their Annual Homebrew competition as the Best In Show. Coming out ahead of 55 other entrants, Jim’s beer was praised by the judges for “its balanced [...]

Zombies

Hollywood zombies have come a long way from the slow, shambling monsters that were under the control of a voodoo priest in Haiti, where the film portrayals of them were usually set. Notable films of this first era of zombie movies were 1932’s White Zombie and 1943’s I Walked With A Zombie. It wasn’t until [...]

‘Shrooms

When we started our Mushroom Primo this year, our hope was to feature wild mushrooms exclusively and to use a new variety for us, the lobster mushroom. Its firm, dense texture, rich interesting flavor and bright color really stands out on the pie. Unfortunately, shortly after we started the pizza, we couldn’t get them any [...]

Record Complaint Free Streak!

Regular readers of this blog may remember when Abbas Hayek was awarded the coveted Driver Trophy. Abbas, a delivery driver out of our 85th Street location, has held the trophy ever since. The Driver Trophy is held by the driver who has the longest complaint-free streak. I’m sure you are thinking, “How hard can it [...]

The Tanguay

It is a truism among General Managers here at Pagliacci that there is the right way, the wrong way, and the Tanguay (which is really the right way with improvements.) Jim Tanguay, General Manager of our 85th Street Delivery Kitchen, celebrated his 20th anniversary with Pagliacci Pizza last week and was presented with a brand [...]