Caramel Sea Salt Gelato…now that’s a unique combination. On one hand you have one part caramel, a rich, creamy and decadent sweet. In the other hand is one part salt, a savory staple that you will find in every pantry and table from here to Italy. If you have ever enjoyed this flavor duo, you know we’re all in for a treat with the introduction of our Caramel Sea Salt gelato. But if you’ve never sampled this combination before and you’re saying to yourself, “Salt is supposed to go on my french fries, not my caramel gelato” sit tight. Before you reject the notion of this Odd Couple of culinary superstars, check out why this pairing works oh so well and by the end you’ll be craving a scoop of this indulgent goodness.
Why put salt in our gelato? Strap on your chemistry goggles and let’s take a look at salt as a mineral. Salt contains a special property that is especially important for making our cool treat–it lowers the freezing temperature of water. Making it a REALLY cool treat! Now, if you were to place milk (one of the ingredients of our Caramel Sea Salt gelato) in the freezer, it would take a long time to become frozen. 32°F (the freezing point of water) just isn’t cold enough to solidify milk. By adding salt, the temperature drops down to about 0°F allowing the milk and other ingredients to solidify faster and create a delicious, light and decadent Italian treat.
Now take off the chemistry goggles and let’s hop into the kitchen and look at salt as the little white stuff that sits on your table. Have you ever thought about why you put salt on your food? The generic answer is “it makes food taste better” and that answer is exactly right. Salt enhances the natural flavors of food. By adding Sea Salt to Caramel, a sweet favorite, the flavors of the Caramel are accentuated and brought out to form a full and rich dessert. Essentially, the Sea Salt acts as a magnet, pulling all of the flavors together and mixing them evenly throughout your dessert bowl.
At this point, our mouth is watering (salt does makes you thirsty after all) for a cup of our Caramel Sea Salt gelato, so we’re going to wrap this up and head into the kitchen for a cool treat. Caramel Sea Salt gelato will be debuting at your local Your Pie to help you beat the heat and stay cool this summer. And don’t forget, you can personalize your gelato, just like you customize your pizza by adding two flavors together to create your own sweet culinary masterpiece. Buon appetito!
Summertime and the livin’ is easy… especially when you have Your Pie on speed dial for all of your summertime catering needs.
Are you hooked on Your Pie? Can’t seem to get enough of your personalized pizza made to order and cooked in an authentic brick oven? It’s OK, we understand—after all, our founder started Your Pie after returning from his honeymoon to his wife’s family’s home of Ischia, a small Italian island in the Mediterranean.
So what’s better than your pie at your local Your Pie restaurant? How about Your Pie at Your Event. That’s right, you can Express Your Inner Pizza at our place or yours with Your Pie Catering.
You make the call and we provide the rest; from personalized brick oven pizzas, salads and gelato to drinks, utensils, napkins and more. Click here for the full Your Pie Catering menu.
Your Pie Catering is perfect for business & office luncheons, special events, team celebrations, birthday parties, church events and more. Plus, it’s never too early to begin drawing up the playbook for this fall’s tailgating plans. Whether you’re cheering for a local high school, your alma mater or your favorite pro team, Your Pie catering is the perfect play for any football gathering.
Looking to add a little Your Pie pizzazz to a business function, community gathering, rehearsal dinner or other special event? Bring on the heat and let us bring out the Your Pie Mobile Oven. Host an event that your guests are sure to remember as fresh and authentic thin-crust pies are created and cooked to delicious perfection in our mobile brick oven in less than four minutes—all before your guests’ eyes.
So this summer, kick back and let us handle the food for your next event. We have options available for any size gathering—from small office lunches to large community festivals and more.
For information on how to bring Your Pie to Your Event, check out our catering menu by clicking here and then contact your neighborhood Your Pie. The Mobile Oven is available in select markets depending on date and size of event.
Bring in your little pizza chefs and let them express their inner pizza!
Everyone loves a great pizza–even the kiddos, especially when they get to choose their own ingredients. We have a pie to suit every kid’s appetite from the consistent child that orders “only cheese” to the adventurous eater who’ll try anything.
Our kid’s menu offers a choice of a cheese pizza (with all the fresh ingredients your little pizza eaters can imagine) or a ham & cheese panini. Both come with a small drink and a delicious small gelato.
Not only do our kids meals come with a FREE gelato, but they are also served up with a fun and interactive prize–authentic pizza dough! When in line, ask one of team members for a piece of dough and let your kid’s creativity run wild as they mold and sculpt their dough into fun shapes, mini-pizzas and more. Bring in your future chef and let them express their inner pizza while they wait for their custom pie.
In addition, many of our stores host a Kid’s Eat Free Day when kids can eat free with the purchase of an adult menu item. Your Pie is also a great place for kid’s birthday parties and a fun option for catering your kid’s next sports, school or team event.
Contact your local store for more information on local Kid’s Eat Free Day, birthday parties at our store or for Your Pie catering at your kid’s birthday, sport or club event.
Angelena’s Veggie Might Pie Has Won the Pie of the Month Contest!
We’re all told from a young age to eat our vegetables with every meal. This phrase was usually followed by a sour facial expression and suffering through many fork-fulls of veggies. Angelena from Tallahassee has crafted the perfect solution to this dilemma–the Veggie Might pizza!
Packed with basil pesto, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, corn and black olives this pie will redefine your idea of a serving of vegetables (or more in this case!). Throw the fresh mozzarella on top and pop it into our pizza oven and you will be craving another helping of veggies—or maybe just another pizza.
The Veggie Might is being served up at every Your Pie location during the month of July, so stop by and grab your serving of vegetables in the most delicious way possible!
I spy a Healthy Pie!
With summer in full swing, we thought we’d give you a healthy dose (literally) of ways to live a fit life while still enjoying your favorite foods—like pizza! Think that sounds impossible? Well read on food lovers. We’re not going to give you a step-by-step diet plan—that’s what the infomercials are for—instead we’re going to give you the freshest ingredients to eat up (mentally and physically) so that you’re ready to lounge pool-side this summer.
What is the first thing that pops into your mind when someone says pizza? Is it grease? What about when someone says vegetables? Does the phrase “a salad won’t fill me up” flash in your head? Your Pie… (read in an epic announcers voice for best results) will change the way you think about pizza and vegetables FOREVER!!!
So let’s build a pie from the crust up and weigh in on the nutrition and health benefits behind each yummy piece of a custom creation.
Put your dough where your mouth is.
Less is more. Our dough has only six ingredients (flour, semolina, yeast, water, salt and sugar), so there’s no need to worry about it containing unnatural or unhealthy additives. We use a family recipe that dates back hundreds of years to the Italian island of Ischia. No mystery ingredients here, Nonno wouldn’t hear of it!
If you’re looking for added nutritional value, check out our Whole Wheat dough! We’ve heard it all before: wheat is better than white. Why, though? Whole wheat flour keeps the bran, germ, and starch together in perfect flour harmony, whereas white flour only uses starch. By keeping the three parts of flour together, your body can digest the food slowly keeping your body functions (especially your insulin levels) balanced, which, in turn, keeps you fuller longer.
Let’s get saucey!
It’s no secret that we have a lot of sauces to choose from, but it’s also true that we have the best sauces (in both taste and nutrition)! Health experts agree that homemade sauce is the better for you because it is not loaded down with added sugars and additives. In case you haven’t been stalking our blog and saw our ingredient spotlight video on our sauce, we’ll let you in on a secret: our sauce is homemade. So go for our delicious, made fresh every day marinara sauce.
Who cut the cheese?
Guilty. We cut 10 different types of cheese every day. Which should you choose, though? Point to that low-fat Mozzarella! There are fewer calories and less fat, but the fat that low-fat Mozzarella does contain is the good fat (omega 3 fatty acids, to be exact) that your body needs and uses. Another tip: ask for “just a little.” Your pie doesn’t have to drowning in cheese for it to be scrumdiddlyumptious.
Sure you can and we’ll help. Peppers, olives and mushrooms, oh my! Go for the veggies! We have plenty more to choose from as well (over 35 more, to be exact). Then throw some lean protein on your pizza like chicken, tofu or turkey for a kick of flavor that will keep you full.
We might be a little bias, but so are thousands of other people who consider Your Pie their go-to pizza place. There’s no other place around that gives you the options, both healthy and indulgent, like we do. Light on grease and fat and heavy on fresh and flavor, just think of us as your neighborly health connoisseur with a smorgasbord of options.
Don’t want to think and just want to eat? Choose from our Healthy Collection (7 pies under 700 calories)and if you’re a more adventurous diner, build your own pizza and salad using our online nutritional calculator.
Here’s to a healthy, nutritious & delicious summer—one pizza at a time!
Congratulations Ashley Askew!
Ashley’s A Few Good ‘Shrooms Pie Has Won the Pie of the Month Contest!
It’s not what you’re thinking. Once you take a bite of Ashley Askew’s out-of-this-world creation, you’ll understand how this pie got it’s name.
This custom pie is jacked up with Baby Bella Mushrooms, our homemade Marinara Sauce, two types of cheeses (Mozzarella AND Ricotta—need we say more?), Tofu and Sundried Tomatoes. With ingredients like these, it is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.
Please, close your mouth, stop drooling and relax. We’re always here to serve up A Few Good ‘Shrooms. Come try this month’s winning pie at your favorite Your Pie location.
Between our one-of-a-kind dough, homemade sauce and fresh ingredients, the Your Pie kitchen can get pretty hot. Then there is the sweltering heat of the summer sun. But, never fear you hungry and sunburn people, we have the perfect solution for you. We can sum it up in one word: GELATO! What is gelato you ask? Some may say it’s just a fancy word for ice cream and for that answer they get to go stand back out in the hot summer air. For those of you who say that gelato is a flavorful, healthy, creamy, sweet, frozen, melt in your mouth, year round, delicious treat… you are right!
Although gelato is the Italian word for “frozen,” it is actually less solidly frozen (by about 10-15 degrees) than ice cream when served. Why should you care about a measly 10 degrees? Well, since you asked, that few degrees enhances the flavor and allows the gelato to melt in your mouth. Melt in your mouth delicious? Do you really need another reason to come enjoy some Your Pie gelato? If no, then come on by your favorite Your Pie and grab a cup of the light, tangy and delicious treat. If you still need convincing, just check out the health benefits.
We’re sure that you’ve heard of the health craze going around right now. Exercise, eat right, and feel healthy and strong. We are crazy for this craze! Those who think desserts are off limits while on a diet, listen up! Gelato has less fat and fewer calories than traditional ice cream. Many of our flavors are make with milk, which gives our tasty gelato a higher amount of protein. As if that wasn’t enough, the natural, wholesome ingredients that make up our gelato contains a high number of vitamins that are essential for a healthy diet AND the milk base of gelato is a great source of calcium.
Trying to stay gluten-free? Not to worry, our sorbet (a fancy-pants word for fruity gelato) has no dairy and is 100% fat free like all of our other flavors. The point of all of this? There is no reason to not indulge!
After all of this talk about gelato, we’re not sure why you’d need more convincing that it is by far an amazingly delicious dessert. But just in case you’re not satisfied, we have one more tidbit of information for you. Gelato is ice cream’s predecessor dating back to ancient Rome when snow and ice were brought down from mountaintops to make the decadent dessert. All of that climbing, bitter cold and time for a little gelato? It must be good! And it is! Don’t just take our word for it though; step out of that summer sun and into your nearest Your Pie location to cool off with ice cream’s creamy superior.
As the days grow longer and summer fills the air, our thoughts turn to live music, summer brews and spending time with friends and family outdoors.
The Al Fresco Pie is a light and crisp spring treat that starts with a traditional base of olive oil followed by tangy whole milk mozzarella and savory bacon. Before hitting the oven, garlic is added for an extra layer of flavor. After baking in our brick oven, The Al Fresco is then finished off with a fresh and crisp mix of arugula, sweet and tangy balsamic, and shredded parmesan.
Craft Pizza & Craft Beer
Just like al fresco dining, The Al Fresco pie is best enjoyed with a cold craft brew. Ask an team member for a beer list to check out our draft and bottled craft beer selection. Enjoy!
Hap-Pie Birthday! Your Pie is the perfect family friendly venue to host a birthday for kids of any age. It’s a known fact many kids are lovers of a simple cheese pizza, but we let them make it their own. From playing with a piece of dough to creating a pie of their choice one thing is for sure – kids love Your Pie!
At the party, kids each get their own pie to load up with the toppings of their choice. They can then watch their masterpiece come to life in the Your Pie brick oven while playing with some of the left over dough. You couldn’t imagine a more perfect (and definitely not a more delicious) birthday party for your kid’s special day!
For more information about local birthday party packages click here to contact your local Your Pie.
At Your Pie, we may be known for our tantalizingly delicious brick oven pizzas, but we believe it is important to be more than simply your favorite pizza joint, we want to give back to the communities in which we live, work and play. That’s why we believe in Your Pie, Your Community. Each year, we donate more than $20,000 to non-profit organizations such as charities, schools and sports teams through percentage nights and food donations.
Your Pie percentage nights have become a favorite event in local communities providing organizations a fun and delicious way to raise money. Percentage nights allow non-proftis to raise funds through a certain percent of the restaurant’s sales for a specific night being donated to the organization. To participate, all you have to do is contact your local Your Pie, setup a night for your organization to host a percentage night and then promote the percentage night to your friends, family and organization members to come out to have a great meal and raise money for a great cause. For every person that comes in and mentions your organization on the specific night, we’ll donate 10% of their ticket price to your organization. Your Pie has hosted percentage nights with major organizations including Relay for Life, Walk MS and American Cancer Society and local organizations such as little league teams, local non-profits and student organizations—no organization is too large or too small.
Your Pies across the Southeast are getting in on giving back in a big way. Your Pie Tampa recently participated in the All Around Town fundraiser, a program benefitting Tampa Bay Little League, helping the organization raise $15,000. While, Your Pie Watkinsville recently hosted a percentage night to support the Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary, a volunteer organization that works to prevent cancer through education, service projects and fundraisers to support local cancer foundations.
To host a percentage night with Your Pie, please contact your neighborhood Your Pie. Supporting your favorite organization never tasted so good!