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Pizza Jerk Nails Down a Specific Opening Date

Is it official, as in,official official?

Tommy Habetz (left) with Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes at Feast Portland 2015
Tommy Habetz (left) with Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes at Feast Portland 2015

Bunk owner Tommy Habetz, protégé of Mario Batali, is a busy man. His Brooklyn, NY Bunk just opened, and he's been working on Pizza Jerk, the pizza and pasta spot at 5028 NE 42nd, for the better part of 2015. Lovers of Connecticut clam pies and Detroit deep-dish have been watching Pizza Jerk closely, but is Pizza Jerk really ready to open? After a name change and multiple opening dates have come and gone, it seems it is: Pizza Jerk tells Eater it will officially open November 27, the day after Thanksgiving.

Tommy Habetz refuses to put Pizza Jerk's pizza style in a Neapolitan or New York-shaped box; in fact, Pizza Jerk will also serve pastas that merge Italian and Chinese personalities, plus fried rice and sandwiches. Will it be the most absurdly good Italian-and-Chinese mashup? Pizza Jerk will set matters straight on Black Friday, and we'll soon break the full opening-day menu, so don't touch that dial.

Pizza Jerk

5028 Northeast 42nd Avenue, , OR 97218 (503) 284-9333 Visit Website

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