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By Food & Drink, Restaurants and Wellington

During what we laughably call research for the post below I stumbled across this page for One Red Dog at 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.