Shardell Dues of Red Sauce Pizza in Portland
How did you get into pizza and what were you doing before you opened Red Sauce Pizza?
I’ve been making pizza since I was 18. I think I have managed like 4 pizzerias total in my life. Most recognizably was Apizza Scholls. I managed that kitchen for five years.
What are you doing at Red Sauce Pizza that’s unique among other pizzerias in the area?
We have so much great pizza in Portland. I think we have a very great crust, and we really work on keeping that and the bake of our pies consistent. I think dough is absolutely the most important part of making great pizza. We do a slow fermentation and combine two different organic flours. We grind, cure, and smoke all our own meats. I was manager of a grocery store meat department for two years. so I love playing with meat. We make all our own Canadian Bacon and Belly Bacon. We also do a lot of smoked meat specials like pulled pork or my favorite brisket.
Our spot is really special too. We have a wonderful lit patio and we pride ourselves on really good table service.
Portland is such a food-focused city with a pretty close-knit community of operators. What elements of other restaurants in town inspire you?
I really enjoy my food friends who are just real. I think being in this industry you are bombared by dudes and their ‘tudes and I could give a shit less. I am here to take care of my employees, community, my family and self.
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