Local party-goers received a sneak taste Friday of some of the most anticipated pizza pies coming to Dayton.
Restaurateur Elizabeth Wiley invited those who attended the open house at the Rubi Girls’ new clubhouse, 1207 Wayne Ave., to try pizza that is being considered for the restaurant she is opening at the former site of Coco’s Bistro, 515 Wayne Ave.
Coco’s is now located at 250 Warren St.
Wiley, also the chef and owner of Meadowlark restaurant at 5531 Far Hills Ave., said Wheat Penny Oven & Bar hopes to open the second half of August.
Wiley used Friday’s well-attended open house as a opportunity to test a whole wheat crust.
The crust was just as it should be: crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
I sampled two of the pizzas: a zesty ground beef pizza and one that featured béchamel (white sauce), caramelized onions, bacon and thyme.
The zesty beef was particularly flavorful and I wanted more.
The Rubi Girls showed off their work space wig wall, stage and all during the open house at their new space. The polished studio is a far cry from the Front Street warehouse studio they used until recent.
The campy performers have raised more than a million dollars for HIV and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender issues since forming in the 1980s.
Watch the video above for more on the Rubi Girls.
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