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Back East Pizza and Beef Joint Opens in Scottsdale

K.I.S.S. A Back East Pizza and Beef Joint, the Valley’s newest Chicago-style fast-casual restaurant, is now open! The new concept, presented by The Venue Scottsdale, is a sleek pizza eatery hailing its convenience and classic big city food. K.I.S.S., which stands for “keep it simple stupid” is properly titled for its straightforward ingredients, will be located in a newly built space next to The Venue Scottsdale and the soon-to-be two-story lounge, V&V. K.I.S.S. is located at 7117 E. 3rd Avenue.

K.I.S.S. will feature Chicago and New York styles of pizza offered whole or by the slice along with Italian beef, Italian sausage and grinder sandwiches, Chicago dogs and antipasto salads. The full menu can be seen at www.kisspizzajoint.com. The 900 square foot eatery is complete with just nine bar seats at granite countertops and an interior replicated with the look of a typical back east sandwich shop.

The “pizza and beef joint” will be open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.

K.I.S.S. is dedicated to bringing the unique taste of Chicago-style pizza to patrons, using a process to create the same composition of water used in Chicago pizzerias. The unique water-filtration system also plays a role in the flavor of the hot dog and Italian sausage as both are immersed while cooking.

“We are extremely excited about K.I.S.S. and the opportunity it brings to not only The Venue Scottsdale, but also to the Old Town area,” says David Twigger, Director of Sales and Marketing for The Venue Scottsdale and K.I.S.S. “The eatery will serve the local community, offering simple food with a flare to dine-in or to-go.”

The menu, created by Chef Anthony Crocenzi, pays homage to the traditional Italian beef found around Chicago’s famous sandwich shops. Born and raised in Chicago with over 10 years of full-immersion into the downtown culinary scene, Crocenzi’s goal is to replicate the unique flavors of Chicago where he grew up.

For more information visit www.kisspizzajoint.com, follow K.I.S.S. on Facebook or call (480) 945-5551.