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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Poodle Skirts, T-birds and Drive-Ins!

Zoe & I are headed to VOS's production of Grease on Friday night at the McPherson Playhouse. The production runs April 30 to May 9. I know your favorite Grease tune is playing in your head - what is it? "Your The One That I Want", "Hopelessly Devoted To You", "Summer Nights"?

PPS on Shaw's The Daily

If you missed it, here's Karen Elgersma's report on Pizzeria Prima Strada for your viewing pleasure.

Averil Creek Spring Open House

This Saturday will be a lovely day of wine, art and great food. Hope to see everyone there! Averill Creek is poised to be the premier winery on Vancouver Island, specializing in estate grown Pinots (Noir & Gris/Grigio). Come show your support for Vancouver Island viticulture and wood fired pizza. I'll be working hard so be sure to say hi!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Black Beauty @ Margaret Jenkins today

Black Beauty is rolling to Ecole Margaret Jenkins School as I type. If you are in the neighborhood (corner of Fairfield & Foul Bay), stop by to see us between 9-2. We've got coffee, Kathleen baked muffins & cookies, juice and most importantly, Geoffrey, Matt & Colin will be making pizza!

Today's fundraiser is for a new play structure. As proud parents of EMJS students, Sheralynn, Geoffrey and I looked know they didn't expect Black Beauty but for us, seemed pretty simple way to support our kids' school and have fun! It helps we've got a great team that knows today will be a good time. Along with our staff, Sysco & PSC helped with a few product donations and PPS will donate a portion of today's profits toward the purchase of the new structure!

Come see the season opener for Black Beauty & support a great local school. Mangia! - Cristen

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bring Your Own Cup to Bridge Street

Today is Earth Day. We thought we'd offer up a little something to show our appreciation (to both Mother Earth & our fans). Beginning today, bring in your own cup and we'll enter you into a weekly draw for a $25 PPS gift card.

One ticket per cup you bring in throughout the day. Yes, that means if you visit in the morn for an Americano, again in the afternoon for Silk Road tea and bring a cup with you, you'll get 2 tickets!

Fine Print:
Drawing for $25 Gift Card every Friday.
Winning ticket will be posted at noon on Friday & must be claimed in person.
One ticket per cup or bag you bring in throughout the day. Offer good at PPS Bridge Street location only.
PPS Gift Card good at Cook & Bridge Street locations.
Promotion ends May 31, 2010.

Averill Creek Open House

May 01 (next Saturday)Averill Creek Winery will be hosting an open house from 11:00 to 4:00 at the winery. The winery has sweeping views of the Cowichan Valley and of course, delicious wine to sip. Meet owner Andy and his lovely wife Wendy, taste some award winning wine, tour the estate and of course, enjoy a bite or two of wood fired pizza. With a little help from the weather, we may have a perfect day on our hands. This event is open to the public so make sure to be there!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Summer events

As the weather turns warm, Black Beauty is excited to make appearances all about town. Here is a short list of events for the month of May:

May 01 - Averil Creek Winery opening day

May 22-23- Victoria Highland Games

May 29 - Selkirk Waterfront Festival

May 30- Defending Our Backyard

Be sure to book these days off on your calendar. More exciting events coming soon!

Want to book your own event with Black Beauty? Call the Events Hotline @ 250-590-4388 or email andrew@primastrada.com.

Primo Pastries

I am a pastry maniac. Those delicious combinations of butter, flour and salt fall somewhere very near fly fishing, wine and my fiancee on my list of importance's. At bridge Street we recently signed on a baker. Needless to say, I am in serious trouble. I tried one of these pesto croissants today and almost fell over with delight. Flakey, buttery, just salty enough with just a hint of lemon.......Are you hungry yet? Come check out our delicious morning snacks. Open at 9am.
Just a couple of snaps to whet the palate. More delicious things on the way.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

2010 Best of the City Vote

Let's recognize the best of Greater Victoria! Black Press will publish its Best of the City special edition in June. We're pretty sure we know your answer for Best Pizza and Best Family Restaurant but we sure would appreciate you telling Black Press! Go to the link below to share all your favorite spots!


Ok, we'll admit this might be a bit shameless - when we voted for our favorite places, we couldn't help but notice the voter info area allowed for a city, state and zip code. For those PPS fans outside the Greater Victoria area, we believe this too means you can vote for your favorite Victoria spots!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

PPS in Van's Westender.com

Sometimes we miss the good things people say about Pizzeria Prima Strada. Morgan served a couple visiting from Vancouver at Cook Street earlier this week. They said they came from Vancouver to eat our pizza after reading Andrew Morrison's ON THE PLATE: on the hunt for authentic Italian pizza in Westender.com. It is small group of pizza lovers dedicated enough to travel to eat good pizza! Nice to know we are not alone :) We say, "Bravo e mille grazie!"

To read Andrew's fine words, go to:


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Weekend Hours

It'll be business as usual at Cook Street for the holiday weekend. Open Friday & Saturday from 1130 a to 10 p and Sunday & Monday from 1130 a to 9 p.

PPS Bridge Street will be closed Good Friday & Easter Monday. On Tuesday, April 6 its 9a to 6p.

Buona Pasqua!
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