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Timber Pizza Company of Washington, DC landed in Richmond.
Why should you care? Because its wood-fired pizzas recently caught the attention of the Michelin guide, which named the company Bib Gourmand 2022. The Bib is similar to the prestigious Michelin star in that it is awarded for high-quality foods. quality, but differs by focusing on moderate prices and good value for money.
The Timber Mobile Pizza Truck can be found throwing pizza and good vibes at your local brewery, farmer’s market, or around your neighborhood (see schedule below). The truck offers a refined version of its restaurant menu. The pies measure 10 inches, which makes “a meal for one or a snack for two,” says Kevin Church, Timber’s regional manager in Richmond. Staples like cheese and pepperoni will still be on the menu, including vegan and gluten-free options, while other pies change seasonally.
Be on the lookout for the Julia, one of the pizzas that landed them on the Bib Gourmand list, advises CEO Luke Watson: “[The Julia] is really good and very beautiful, I had the two things that hit. It’s seasonal and we’ll rotate it. It has their special blend of provolone mozzarella – used on most of their pizzas – pea shoot pesto drizzle, snow peas, pea shoot salad with honey lemon vinaigrette, sesame seeds and garnished with flowers edible.
On June 20, Timber will partner with Garden Grove Brewery (3445 W Cary St.) to offer a five-course dinner, complete with beers ($55). “It’s going to be a wood-fired seasonal vegetable menu,” says Church. In addition to a pizza dish or two, expect a seasonal salad, perhaps empanadas or kebabs, items commonly featured on their restaurant menu.
Co-founders Andrew Dana and Chris Brady started Timber Pizza Co. in 2014 with a blue 1967 Chevy pickup truck and wood-fired pizza oven. In 2016, the couple opened a brick-and-mortar business in Washington DC’s Petworth neighborhood and hired chef Dani Moreira as co-owner and executive chef. Moreira worked at Eleven Madison Park, once named the best restaurant in the world, so her culinary expertise isn’t limited to pizza. The owners “had a dream and a goal to spread the Timber community,” says Watson, adding that the company is “thrilled to be a part of the [Richmond] community and very happy to grow with it.
The exact location of the Timber Pizza Co. Truck in Richmond is a bit of a mystery since the owners are in the process of updating their website. The best way to stay up to date is to check out their Instagram Stories (@timberpizzaco) or if you’re like me and want to plan, message them!
Here is the current brewery schedule:
Sunday, June 5 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery – West Creek from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 at Starr Hill Beer Hall and Rooftop from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, June 20 at Garden Grove Brewing Company and Urban Winery dinner – reservations required
Tuesday, June 21 at the Star Hill Beer Hall and Rooftop from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Here is the current schedule for the district:
Saturday, June 4 at Fox Creek from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday June 12 at Hallsley from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 16 at Cambria Cove from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday June 17 in Salisbury from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 30 at Fox Hall