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By Food & Drink, Restaurants, Wellington

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.