During what we laughably call research for the post below I stumbled across this page for One Red Dog at menus.co.nz where they say:
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 (“Chicken, Cranberry & Brie” … 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 there’s nothing else.
And, of course, Calzone isn’t what it was, but that’s another story.