The former beauty salon turned pizza joint got the news this week. It’s part of the Network’s “50 States, 50 Pizzas” segment.
“We are so excited,” said owner Aric Mei. “It’s a true collaboration with our chefs and staff, but it’s the food that keeps them coming back.”
The restaurant near 20th Street and Camelback Road serves about 450 people a day.
Mei said the ingredients are key and he doesn’t have far to go to find them. Tomatoes, basil, peppers and more come right out of the garden next to the front door.
“There is something about it that keeps you coming back,” said regular customer Keith Dorn.
He and his friends said they hit happy hour at Parlor Pizzeria at least three times a week.
“I’m so happy to hear about the award. They deserve it,” he said.
The restaurant is also being recognized for its 100 percent sustainable interior design.
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