SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Debuts New Fare

Kansas City, MO (July 26, 2011) – With four successful units and a fifth location under construction, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has added a new Sopressata and Calabrian Pepper Pizza as well as a Classic Arugula Salad to its menu.

While arugula has been found on restaurant menus for a couple of years, Calabrian peppers and sopressata — a dry-cured Italian salami with a healthy dose of garlic — also are flavorful products from Southern Italy that are beginning to make their way onto innovative American menus.

Named best pizza in Greater Kansas City by every major local publication, SPIN! was recently named one of the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by TheDailyMeal.com, one of the most heavily visited “foodie” websites in the country. With architecture that won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards, SPIN! is known for its exceptional, artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and its eclectic, affordable premium wines.

SPIN! offers a variety of traditional thin-and-bubbly crust, hand-tossed rustic whole wheat, and gluten free stone fired pizzas, appetizers, soups, salads, Paninis, signature Italian deli sandwiches, and Italian gelato ice creams. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza’s recipes are developed in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith.

SPIN!’s newest menu additions, debuting this week, include a Classic Arugula salad combining greens tossed with thinly sliced fresh mushrooms, grated Grana Padana, romano, and pecorino cheeses, dressed with a classic light mixture of extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice, and topped with shaved Grana Padana cheese.

For a flavor combination that delivers protein and punch, diners can add sopressata to their salads for $1.25 for a small portion, and $1.95 for a large portion.

Sopressata also is the star of SPIN!’s newest pizza. SPIN!’s award winning Neapolitan thin-and-bubbly crust is topped with the potent, flavorful combination of sopressata and the sweet hot slow burn of Calabrian peppers along with fresh crushed roma tomatoes and mozzarella, provolone, fontina, and Grana Padana cheeses.

SPIN!’s pizza dough is made fresh every day using three types of flour including one specially imported from Italy. All the toppings – such as mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, artichokes, even chicken sausage and turkey breast – are roasted each morning in a stone hearth oven made especially for SPIN!  A variety of cheeses is hand grated. The menu features both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed roma tomato base) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted olive oil glaze).  Customers can choose between a menu of 17 signature pizzas, and an infinite variety of SPIN YOUR OWN! Pizzas.

All of SPIN’s soups, salad dressings, pizza toppings and ingredients are made from fresh produce and prepared daily.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has Greater Kansas City locations at 4950 Main in Kansas City, MO, 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit, MO, 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, KS, and 14230 W. 119th St. in Olathe, KS. A fifth location is scheduled to open in Lenexa, KS in early 2012.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations. For information, please visit www.spinpizza.com.