It's Been a Delicious Journey
After hosting regular Tuesday night pizza parties for years, Austin food bloggers Christian and Jamie Bowers decided to get serious. A wood fired oven from Italy was purchased and mounted on a custom trailer. Bola Pizza was born, named after the couple's official crust-taster and dog, Bola. Once the fire was lit, there was no turning back. The dough is their famous three-day, cold fermentation process yielding a crispy yet chewy crust topped with the highest quality local and imported ingredients.
In the News
The Austin Chronicle -Jettison your DiGiorno: Bola Pizza comes to your freezer: It could be that Bola Pizza is the best new frozen food product developed in Austin... – Virginia B. Wood
Texas Monthly - 40 Best Breakfasts: Crackly crust bearing aged Cheddar, salty Speck, Red Onion and Sunny-Side-Up Eggs. – Pat Sharpe
The Austin American Statesman: Farmers’ market favorite Bola Pizza adds frozen pies. – Addie Broyles
The Austin Chronicle 2011 Restaurant Poll: You’ll only find these divine, thin-crust slices topped with local produce, meats, and cheeses at the Downtown or Triangle farmers’ markets, unless Bola is catering a private party. Seek out these pizzas. – Virginia B. Wood
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KUT Field and Feast (Print and Video): Feeding hungry and appreciative throngs the wood fired goodness of Neapolitan inspired pizza with a Texas twang. (Article and Podcast) – Cecilia Nasty
The Austin American Statesman: As good or better than just about any pizza you can buy in a 500 mile radius of Austin. – Addie Broyles
The Thrillist (Video): A Day With the Bola Pizza Guy
The Daily Meal: A first glance this one may appear to be classic American pizzeria fare, but it is much better than just about any pizza you’ll find in your local pizzeria. – Austin Food Junkies
The Austin American Statesman (Video): Breakfast at the Farmers' Market
The Austin Chronicle: It's really marvelous – a crisp, toasted crust topped with homemade sauce, local herbs and vegetables. – Virginia B. Wood