White Duck Taco owners to open pizzeria in River Arts District


Owners of the wildly popular White Duck Taco in the River Arts District are branching out.

Pizza Pura will open in a soon-to-be vacant studio at Pink Dog Studios on Depot Street in April, according to Ben Mixson, a co-owner of White Duck Taco.

The restaurant will be run by Mixson and wife Laura Reuss, but the operation is a collaboration with Pink Dog owners Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer. Pizza Pura should be open by April 1 and will serve Neapolitan-style pies, Mixson says.

He added that he’s humbled by the love shown to White Duck since it opened, and looks forward to starting the new venture.


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Melissa December 12, 2012 - 7:59 am

Please have a gluten free option for crust and make my RAD dreams come true!!!

Jabob December 4, 2012 - 7:22 pm

Please have brick oven please have brick oven please have brick oven please have brick oven

Jennifer Saylor December 5, 2012 - 12:42 pm
red dawg December 4, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Dough from city bakery, just like tin can pizza.

Joshua Marc Levy December 4, 2012 - 2:30 pm

White Duck is great, But can they beat Marco’s? hahahaaaa, good luck. Best be fresh mozz and a brick oven to appeal to us NY’ers

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