Katie Collier was profiled in PMQ's May 2017 cover story.

Daniel Lee Perea

Katie Collier Transforms Fast-Food Roast Beef into Artisanal Pizza Masterpiece

Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria partnered with the Lion's Choice roast beef sandwich chain to create a unique specialty pizza.

If it’s fast food you’re craving, the artisanal pies and entrees at Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria in St. Louis wouldn’t ordinarily be your first choice. But a cross-promotion between Katie Collier’s full-service restaurant and the locally famous Lion’s Choice roast beef sandwich chain will bring the best of both culinary worlds together for a limited time only next month.

Collier has created a signature pie, the Lion’s Choice King Beef Pizza, that will feature the chain’s trademark slow-roasted beef accompanied by roasted garlic, shaved Stracchino, caramelized Cipollini onions, and fresh arugula and finished with Lion’s Choice horseradish sauce.

this photo shows the pizza covered in the story
The Lion’s Choice King Beef Pizza

“It was such a fun exercise to play around in the kitchen and find a dish that showcases both of our [foods],” Collier said in a press release. “I ran the test pizza by my team, and everyone loved it.”

The special will run from October 1 through October 3 at Katie’s Pizza locations in Rock Hill and Clayton.

Collier was featured in PMQ’s cover story in May 2017, and Feast Magazine named her Chef of the Year just two months later. Sauce Magazine also named her Chef of the Year in 2017 and 2018. She and her husband Ted Collier opened the restaurant in 2013 after raising initial funds through a Kickstarter campaign.