Nick's Pizza Starts Tossing Pies in Oakland Today

Categories: Oakland, Opening
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Nick's Pizza: Made in Oakland
Nick's Pizza: Made in Oakland opens today in Chef Nick Yapor-Cox's hometown. Yapor-Cox dubbed his sourdough and seasonally inspired pies "Oakland Style" to describe the local and sustainable ingredients that distinguish his pizzas. Yapor-Cox says it was the Meyer lemons and a longing for real sourdough that drew him back to Oakland with a mission to "make honest food for everyone" -- not just those who can afford it. 

Leaving New York's fine dining scene behind in search of something more fulfilling, Yapor Cox came home and worked as a pastry chef at Ici Ice Cream and B Restaurant before committing himself to a pursuit of the perfect sourdough at Arizmendi Bakery and Pizzeria in Emeryville. 

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Nick's Pizza: Made in Oakland
Yapor-Cox will now make pizzas that are truly his own, serving up five weekly combinations by the slice ($2.50 and up) or whole ($20-$30). On the day of the opening, his "Nick's Pick" pizza pays homage to Oakland, topping Proscuitto, Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh and Aged Mozzarella and Arugula with a Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette. Nick hopes to foster a close relationship between his restaurant and its surroundings by hosting free community meals every few months so that any resident of Oakland has the chance to try a slice of what he promises is some "darn good" pizza.

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Nick's Pizza

6211 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA

Category: Restaurant

Ici Ice Cream

2948 College Ave., Berkeley, CA

Category: Restaurant

B Restaurant - CLOSED

499 9th St., Oakland, CA

Category: Restaurant

Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria

4301 San Pablo Ave., Emeryville, CA

Category: Restaurant

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Ktmack
Ktmack

I love Nick's Pizza! So good. And Nick is a total hottie.

Lived at Shattuck and Alcatraz since 1997. Welcome to the neighborhood!

McHammer
McHammer

Stop the hatred! I'm an OG fool the O stands for Oaktown. No disrespect son. #realmantalking

Jim_smith121
Jim_smith121

HAHAHAHAAHHAHA!  SUCH BULLSH*T.  I boycott.   

Pizza for everyone....just $20-$30 per pie.  FU*K THAT.  Zacharys is $20-$30 per pie.  

Jason
Jason

Made in Oakland, what a poser marketing technique.. such bs nonsense.

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