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Dewey’s Pizza: A Winning Combination Artisan Pizza and Commitment to Community

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Whether we’re celebrating an event or chilling after a long day, pizza is what we want! You know it’s true, you simply cannot be sad or mad while eating pizza!

May I introduce you to Dewey’s Pizza—a destination for pizza enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable dining experience. Founded in 1998 by a passionate musician turned chef, Dewey’s, located at 95th & Mission Road in Ranch Mart, has become a cornerstone of the community, renowned for its delectable pizzas and their community-centered mission.

At the heart of Dewey’s mission is a commitment to serving the very best to its guests. Stepping through the door, you’re greeted with a smile and the aroma of freshly baked crust and simmering toppings. A quick look left through the large kitchen window provides a peek at the craftsmanship that goes into every pie, calzone and salad.

What sets Dewey’s apart is not just its artisan pizzas but also its dedication to the community it serves. During their Giveback Night events, Dewey’s donates a portion of sales to support programs within our local schools and nonprofits. Most recently, their contributions were directed toward supporting Literacy KC. In addition, Dewey’s hosts Pizza School, an annual event in which 100 pizza-loving participants practice the art of dough tossing and pizza topping before coming together in the dining area to enjoy their creations. Proceeds from this event are also donated to support a local charity.

Whether you choose to dine in or carry out, you’ll find yourself embraced by the warm hospitality of the Dewey’s team. They work as a team to transform a meal into a dining experience, one that keeps patrons coming back time and time again. General manager Michael Simpson knows they make the best tasting pizza but is quick to say, “We are also in the business of hospitality. Servers that smile, remember your name and buy in to our mission are just as important as our food.”

Let’s dive into Dewey’s menu…
Dewey’s is dedicated to delivering top-notch food and crafting an exceptional dining experience for everyone. If you have been missing out on pizza due to dietary restrictions, Dewey’s is ready to serve you gluten-free crust, vegan cheese and a range of delicious vegetarian dishes to ensure that everyone can indulge.

Are you a purist who prefers the classic meat lovers pizza? You must order the Don Corleone. Piled high with Genoa salami, Capicola ham and pepperoni plus plenty of melty mozzarella, this is a carnivore’s dream. If that sounds good but you prefer a few more toppings, order up the Bronx Bomber where you’ll enjoy mushrooms, onions, green bell peppers and black olives with plenty of pepperoni and sausage.

Mark your calendar! On Cinco de Mayo, Dewey’s will bring back the Tito Santana Pizza. Think about combining everyone’s two favorite things to eat, pizza and tacos, and now imagine sharing this with friends and an ice-cold cerveza. I may see you there!

If you’re ready to craft your own Signature Specialty Pizza, Dewey’s offers an extensive array of toppings on their Create Your Own menu. Choose from a selection of ten meats, eight cheeses and over 20 veggie options, including unique items such as house-pickled jalapeños and black bean-corn salsa.

For the more adventurous palate, I highly recommend trying my personal favorite, the Porky Fig Pizza. This creation is truly a must-try. Combining the richness of caramelized onions and fig jam with melty mozzarella cheese, prosciutto and the distinctive tang of gorgonzola, this pizza defies description. It’s a flavor experience unlike any other, leaving you craving more with each and every bite.

Do you color outside the lines and defy the ordinary? Allow me to introduce the Dr. Dre pizza! Named after its creator, Dewey’s chef, Andre Howard, this pizza defies all expectations! The crust is brushed with a baste of garlic-infused olive oil and while mozzarella, green bell peppers, red onions, tomatoes, all-natural chicken and bacon may sound familiar, this masterpiece takes it a step further with a post-bake drizzle of Dewey’s house-made ranch dressing! Don’t second guess this. Just order it!

Now, on to salads. You won’t be disappointed with the classic Caesar, and feel free to add all-natural chicken! The House salad is a generous bowl of field greens topped with toasted pine nuts, dried cranberries, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. While undeniably delicious, it leans a bit toward the sweet side for my palate. I prefer something with a savory kick, which is why my top pick is the Peppercorn Ranch salad. After all, who can resist bacon and shaved Parmesan? And a note for the future, between September and February, you’ll want to order the Harvest salad pictured on page 39. Figs, toasted pumpkin seeds, applewood smoked bacon, Boursin cheese—need I say more?

Of course, no visit to Dewey’s would be complete without exploring their carefully curated beer and wine selection. Far from ordinary, the lineup features a diverse array of brews and vintages handpicked by the discerning palate of Will Male. He’s passionate and very particular about what is served at their bar; he’s also ready and excited to suggest the perfect pairing, whether it’s a crisp white wine to complement the delicate flavors of the Porky Fig pizza or the DewBrew pilsner to offset the richness of his favorite pizza, Socrates’ Revenge.

Save room for dessert! In keeping with their commitment to community, their cakes come from Dolce Bakery in Prairie Village and those unbelievable chocolate chip cookies are delivered from a local baker, Outliers Baked Goods.

Dewey’s is more than just a place to grab a slice—it’s a destination where food, community and creativity converge to create an experience unlike any other. Come for the pizza, stay for the hospitality, and leave with a new favorite or two.

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Art director, illustrator and entrepreneur Sheryl Hammontree is happiest when creating. As a freelancer, she creates visual styling and targeted messaging to strategically solve challenges for clients. As the owner of Thoughtful Threads, she creates expressive apparel to empower people and build a community of kindness. Sheryl heads outside to find energy, inspiration and calm, whether in the garden or on a trail, her soul is fed by creating memories with her husband, Joel, family and friends.