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New Pizza Place on Baymeadows Road

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

New Pizza Place on Baymeadows Road

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Byline: LIZ VAN HOOSER

Though restaurants across the city are feeling the pressure from a struggling economy, entrepreneurs continue to jump in with new dining options.

On Monday, Orlando-based Broadway Ristorante & Pizzeria entered the mix in Southside, opening in Reedy Branch Commons, near 9A. It's the sixth location for the business, which has four eateries in Orlando and one in Tampa.

Broadway has much of the fare you'd expect in a casual Italian restaurant, from New York-style hand-tossed pizzas to Veal Parmesan. One thing that makes it unique is its hours. Opening at 11 a.m., Broadway stays open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and until 2 a.m. the rest of the week.

Prices are moderate. A dinner serving of lasagna costs $11.25; a large stuffed meat pizza is $18.99 and a small antipasto salad is $4.25.

Because of the late hours, Broadway's customers run the gamut from families with kids at dinner time to late-night restaurant workers, said Aronson Kagiliery, whose mother opened the first location 18 years ago. And businesses such as Broadway tend to do well even when the economy sputters, Kagiliery said.

"Pizza and Italian food is something people think of as less expensive," she said. "People might not being going to Ruth's Chris as often, but they're still eating pizza."

Food: Italian.

Location: 10920 Baymeadows Road, Suite 103.

BITE OF THE BIG APPLE

For those hankering for a taste of New York, St. Vincent's Health Care Foundation has a solution.

The foundation will unroll its seventh-annual Delicious Destinations beginning Sunday, Aug. 31, and running through Saturday, Sept. 6. Featuring top-notch local and regional chefs, the theme for this year's event is "A Stroll Through Central Park."

The week includes events such as "dinner in Soho" at Matthew's and "An Evening in Little Italy" at The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach. …

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