Patxi’s Pizza Ballard Opens Thursday, July 31

Today partners Francisco “Patxi” Azpiroz and William Freeman announce the much-anticipated opening of Ballard’s newest dining destination. Patxi’s Pizza (pronounced PAH-cheese. ‘t’ before ‘x’) opens its first Pacific Northwest location this Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at 5323 Ballard Ave NW in Seattle, Wash.

Patxi’s is most well-known for its authentic signature Deep Dish pizza, topped with a thin layer of extra dough and homemade tomato sauce and baked in a traditional slow rotating pan oven. The new restaurant also offers a recently-debuted light and crispy Italian Thin pizza, featuring imported Italian Double Zero flour and baked to perfection in a 900 degree spinning Italian oven. Patxi’s guests also have the option to Build Your Own pizza, starting with whole milk mozzarella and homemade tomato sauce, and adding guests’ favorite fresh toppings.

In addition to the signature crusts, Patxi’s offers whole wheat and gluten-free options (thin only). There is no additional charge for gluten-free or vegan substitutions.

“The spark for creating Patxi’s started 10 years ago in my apartment kitchen, baking pizza in an old Wedgewood oven,” said Azpiroz. “We still make each pizza by hand and to order using the finest and freshest ingredients. We hope that Seattle enjoys our pizzas as much as we enjoy making them!”

Fresh salads and shareable appetizers round out the menu along with beverages that include a selection of local craft beer and wine, as well as fine spirits and cocktails.

With a warm, inviting space of reclaimed wood, exposed brick, natural light and great music in Ballard’s historic Sanborn Building, Patxi’s is equally suitable for larger groups who want to share family style as well as small parties, date nights and business lunches. The full bar selection also makes it a great stop for a quick bite and drink in the neighborhood. Delivery will be available in the Ballard area a few weeks after opening.

Not to be overshadowed by a passion for pizza, Patxi's Pizza also strives to be active in its communities. Through its 52 Weeks of Giving program, Patxi’s donates a portion of its profits to local nonprofit organizations dedicated to education and children’s health and welfare. To date, the company has donated more than $500,000 to partnering organizations.

FEATURED MENU ITEMS

Warm Brussel Sprout – Patxi’s guests happily eat their veggies with Brussel sprouts, green apples, pancetta, red grapes and sherry vinaigrette. $7 / $13

Padron Peppers – Oven roasted padron peppers are delightful with sea salt and a spicy tomato sauce. $6

Antipasto Plate - In two sizes for sharing, enjoy naturally cured Zoe’s meats, Fra’ Mani salami, artisan cheeses, accompaniments and crostini. $11 / $16

Butter Lettuce Salad – Fresh tossed with Zoe’s all-natural smoked bacon, Point Reyes blue cheese crumbles, grape tomatoes, and buttermilk ranch. $6 / $11

Italian Thin Pizza: 10” / 14”

· Funghi – Seasonal roasted mushrooms, prosciutto cotto, fresh herbs, garlic, fontina cheese, bianco sauce. $16 / $21

· Smoked Pancetta - Fra’ Mani pancetta, balsamic onions, fresh thyme, homemade tomato sauce. $17 / $22

· Spinacini - Fresh spinach, crushed garlic, fresh mozzarella, roasted grape tomatoes, torn basil, E.V.O.O. $16 / $21

Deep Dish Pizza: 10” / 12” / 14”

· Alfredo - Roasted chicken, bianco sauce, fresh broccoli, roasted garlic, mozzarella.

$22 / $27 / $32

· Pesto - Fresh spinach, basil-garlic parmesan pesto, homemade tomato sauce.

$20 / $25 / $29

· Classic Meat: Zoe’s pepperoni, all-natural garlic-fennel sausage. $19 / $23 / $27

Lunch Combination: Enjoy an individual fresh-baked 7” Italian pizza with choice of topping and Arugula or Caesar salad for $10.

FRESH AND ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS

Patxi’s is proud to feature all-natural meats and the freshest produce, locally sourced and organic when possible.

All natural meats and salumi: Zoe’s All-Natural pepperoni, chorizo and hot coppa, Fra’ Mani Salumi Nostrano and smoked pancetta, Creminelli prosciutto cotto, fresh herb roasted chicken breast and garlic-fennel sausage.

Cheeses: Fresh whole milk mozzarella, fontina, herbed ricotta, aged feta, Point Reyes blue, Daiya vegan and low-fat mozzarella.

BEER
Thoughtful 20 tap draft beer program focuses on local selections, plus bottled and canned.

WINE
20 wines all available by the glass at $8 / $11 gl. and $29 / $39 btl. with many local selections.

COCKTAILS
10 great cocktails feature fresh ingredients, homemade syrups, seasonal fruits, herbs and local spirits. All hand shaken to order, properly balanced traditional cocktails with a fresh contemporary twist. All $9

FULL BAR
An amazing spirit selection of 65 labels are well priced and well displayed in a dramatic two tier overhang above the bar.

HAPPY HOUR
3 to 6 p.m. daily in bar only
$2 off all drafts and cans
$2 off all appetizers
$3 off all wines by the glass
$3 off all Signature Cocktails
$5 well drinks (basic 1 spirit/1mixer)
$5 Personal Pizza daily selection of three presentations

LOCATION
5323 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 946-1512

Patxi's is located in the historic G.B. Sanborn Building, built in 1901. According to the Ballard Historical Society, the building is named in honor of Gustavus B. Sanborn, a pioneer Ballard businessman who owned a series of hardware stores on Ballard Avenue in the 1890s. He relocated his hardware store to this location in 1901. Later businesses included a dry goods store operated by retailers William French and Peter Nelson, and Hauff's Department Store, operated by Norwegian businessman Thorvald Hauff. The upper levels have housed a variety of hotels and apartments.

HOURS
Sunday -Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

DELIVERY (available within a few weeks after opening)
Patxi’s delivery area in Ballard stretches from the Ship Canal and Salmon Bay to the south, Puget Sound to the west, NW 80th Street to the north, and Highway 99/Aurora Ave N to the east.

MENUS
http://www.patxispizza.com/menu/ballard-pizza-menu/

GENERAL MANAGER
Janor Bourgerie

ABOUT PATXI’S PIZZA
www.patxispizza.com

Founded in 2004 by two longtime friends, entrepreneur Bill Freeman and pizzaiolo Francisco “Patxi” Azpiroz, Patxi’s Pizza offers authentic deep dish and thin crust pizza, featuring two distinct, handcrafted styles of dough, four types of mozzarella (including a vegan option) and over 30 different fresh meat and veggie toppings. Guests may choose from a number of Patxi’s signature pizzas or are invited to "Create Your Own Perfect Pizza,” made with ingredients sourced locally whenever possible.

Patxi’s Pizza is privately owned and operated with a total of 12 locations: 9 in the San Francisco Bay Area, 3 in Denver, CO, and 3 new location openings planned for 2014, including expansion to Seattle and Santa Barbara. Patxi’s Pizza was ranked #6 in the Food & Beverage Industry by Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Hire Power Companies of 2013. Esquire Magazine named Patxi’s among the Top 10 “Most Life-Changing Pizzas” of 2012, and Westword deemed Patxi’s the Best Deep Dish Pizza in Denver in 2014.

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