Demarco Jenkins, an engineer by trade, has decided to pursue his love of pizza in Sugar Land. The Chicago native is opening D'marcos Pizzeria June 14, with a formal grand opening celebration to come in July. Jenkins' says that his favorite Chicago pizzeria, Mama Rigetta's, has gifted him some recipes for his new Houston-area shop.
"After my favorite pizzeria abruptly closed in Chicago, and I moved to Houston, I began on a quest to find the classic flavors of Mama Rigetta's pan pizza with its signature buttery flavored flaky crust, and I came up empty handed. This is when I decided to revive the authentic Italian recipes and culinary techniques from Mama Rigetta's," Jenkins said in a statement. "I searched for the owners, who had retired, and after several months and offers to purchase the recipes, they graciously decided to gift them to me, to carry on their secret recipes passed down through several generations." Mama Rigetta's owners Rich and Linda Klaser will visit the pizzeria this month to celebrate with, and sample his new offerings. The new pizzeria will be open for lunch, dinner, weekends and will offer delivery and catering services daily from Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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