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It’s been two weeks and Pizza Rock has established itself as serving K Street’s nightlife with late-night food and entertainment. This hot spot located between District 30 and Dive Bar is getting many positive reviews for their quick delivery and, of course, Tony’s pizza-throwing skills.
Co-owner Tony Gemignani is reaching out to the younger pizza eaters of Sacramento by offering weekend cooking classes for kids.
What better way to enjoy a gloomy Saturday afternoon than to spend it in the kitchen cooking up some comfort food? Ten children reserved their spots for this week’s cooking class with Jay Sherman, Pizza Rock’s other acclaimed pizza-spinner.
Sherman began the class with a very important cooking rule: Wash your hands before preparing food. The 10 children ran to wash up and hurried back to hammer, knead and flatten their dough.
The boys and girls had their chance to play with dough, attempting to throw the dough in the air and through their legs. All eyes were on Sherman’s dough-spinning flair demonstration. He made it look so easy to spin dough in the air, two at a time, without dropping or breaking the thinly stretched dough.
When their attention began to wander, each child took turns making their own personal pizzas with Sherman’s assistance near the 900-degree wood-fire oven. They spread the thick sauce and decorated their individual pizzas with a variety of healthy toppings, but most kept it simple with a lot of cheese and pepperoni.
“I learned how to make a pizza and have fun with dough,” Brandon Hilton said.
It took no longer than 90 seconds for these gooey cheesy masterpieces to exit the oven. The children enjoyed their hard work by devouring the pizza slices with a messy smile.
“My favorite part was when he threw the dough up and hit the ceiling,” Dylan Bolado said.
In the daytime, Pizza Rock is a relaxed, family-friendly crowd, and the pizza pies are just as mouth-watering no matter what time you are eating.
Susan Hilton, mother of Brandon, enjoyed watching the pizza flipping and eating the “delicious food.”
“This was one of the most incredible experiences we’ve had,” Hilton said. “This has now become our No. 1 favorite restaurant.”
Every Saturday, Pizza Rock will be holding a cooking class for kids to get creative and have fun in the kitchen. Maybe this will inspire kids to help Mom or Dad cook dinner one night, without the complaints.