Food & Drink International - Winter 2017, Volume 2 - 89
Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro
you grow, you learn important things.
We know our demographic and where
our restaurants function best," Lyons
adds. "We also know we want our
restaurants to be single-level structures
at about 5,500 to 6,500 square feet."
An Urban Feel
Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro is famous for wood-fired brick oven thin
crust pizzas and juicy grilled Angus
mini burgers. Its rotating beer selection
has a variety of choices for both the
novice and connoisseur.
The restaurant also offers an eclectic, value-driven wine list representing both classic and modern styles of
wine from North America and Europe.
A cocktail-studded brunch menu with
homemade Bloody Marys and Mimosas
as well as pan-baked cinnamon rolls
and cast iron egg skillets is the norm.
The restaurants use a mixture of industrial and rustic space to evoke an urban
feel. Guests can lounge around on the
outdoor patio or order a homemade signature cocktail at the bar.
"Ours is the new and more sophisticated version of a TGI Fridays or
Chili's," Lyons says. "You can still find
the game on the TV, but the level of
food and service is more in tune with
today's guest expectations. We set the
market [standard] for people who appreciate consistently good food and a
There's no question about it. Pizza is
definitely the star of the show. An oak
wood-fired brick oven is one of the
many elements that give Matchbox
pizzas their unique flavor. The oven's
high temperature produces a crispy
crust that has become the signature of
Matchbox pizzas and allows for shorter
baking time for the dough.
"We make our own pizza dough, sauces, use local sausage and high-quality
ingredients," Lyons says. "Our motto is
'pizza never had it so good.'"
Guest favorites include Matchbox's
signature meat pizza, layered with sigThirty years ago Cliff and Bonnie Logan began making
chorizo for Hispanic groceries in the DC Metro area.
Our plan was to offer authentic, high quality chorizo
and provide our customers with equally high quality
service. Over the years we have responded to customer
requests for other sausage flavors, including Italian,
Breakfast, Andouille, and many others, assuring them
the same level of high quality and service. Today,
Logan Sausage is respected by retailers and restaurants throughout and beyond the DC Metro area for
our high quality and service. We take great pride in
working closely with Matchbox to assure them a supply
of sausage that meets their demand to offer the highest
quality food to their customers.
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