Nine years ago One Red Dog pioneered the gourmet pizza in Wellington.
Ahem, bullshit, ahem. Gourmet pizza in Wellington was pioneered by Calzone nearly 15 years ago (â€œChicken, Cranberry & Brieâ€ … hmmmnn) even if, when they named themselves, they believed that the Italian version of the cornish pasty was going to be their mainstay.
I remember thinking when they opened (in the old BNZ branch on the corner of Courtenay Place and Cambridge Terrace) that it was a brave move opening a restaurant opposite the Embassy Theatre. Now thereâ€™s nothing else.
And, of course, Calzone isnâ€™t what it was, but thatâ€™s another story.