Few food-related topics light kids up like the mention of “PIZZA!” Their eyes widen, smiles lengthen, and nostrils flare. You watch them swoon over the thought of enjoying the ooey-gooey cheese and favorite toppings.
Their immediate question is, “Where? When? Now? How about now?!”
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The Backstory of Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza
Black Sheep was founded in 2008. Each item on their menu is carefully curated to ensure great taste and quality.
If your kids like their pizza on the simple side, try the cheese pizza. For adventurous or young chef-inspired kids, check out the extravagant and sauceless oyster mushroom, smoked mozzarella, rosemary, and garlic pizza. And check this out; they have a meatball pizza! *Yum*
Whatever you choose, Black Sheep has the perfect pizza for your kids’ unique taste buds.
The menu also features house-made draft cocktails and mocktails and a rotating lineup of craft beer and wine.
And if someone in your group isn’t in the mood for pizza, no big. Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza has signature salads, appetizers, and grilled items.
They also have vegetarian and vegan options.
Why Coal is Cool
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Did you know that Black Sheep Pizza was the FIRST coal-burning pizza restaurant in Minnesota? You betcha! They chose to honor the existing craft of East Coast pizza pioneers by using clean-burning Anthracite coal. They use the best ingredients possible to create the great American pizza experience for you and your family.
If your child is passionate about pizza and has a history assignment coming up, why not study up on pizza?! They’ll learn a lot, and their classmates will, too.
Coal was burned in the first ovens used to bake pizza in the United States. Today these restaurants, found mainly in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and New Haven, define the “American” pizza experience by still using coal.
Location, Location, Location
The first Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza location opened on Washington Ave., in Minneapolis. This location is a “walk down” restaurant, giving it even MORE of a New York vibe.
Speaking of New York, here’s a random and fascinating fact. According to a 2017 article, it would take you 22.7 years to eat at every New York City restaurant! Holy cannoli!
Okay, that was a fun trip. Now back to the Twin Cities. Due to their wild popularity and success, Black Sheep now has three locations:
- North Loop, Downtown Minneapolis
- Eat Street, Minneapolis
- St. Paul
If you’re planning a kids’ party, Black Sheep has a table for you, including seating for up to 40 guests. Be sure to call ahead for reservations and get up-to-date information about Black Sheep Pizza’s COVID-19 policy for large groups.
Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza Is HOT!
The average coal-fired oven reaches temperatures of 800-900 degrees! This heat burns more intensely than wood. Pizza comes out with a lovely crispy crust. The signature char enhances the taste of the crust and each flavor on the pizza.
This high temperature combined with sublime ingredients is what makes a Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza so unique. And speaking of unique, here’s a list of 5 Favorite Black Sheep Pizzas.
Here in Minnesota, we know how cold those fall/winter nights can be. Step inside Black Sheep restaurant for the warmth and the intoxicating smell of pizza that sets your mouth to watering.
Kids will be fascinated by the flickering flames in the oven and the cooks sliding pizzas in and out. Turning them slightly as they cook to get that even, signature char on the crust. It’s almost like dinner-and-a-show!
Classic And Unique
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Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza features a variety of delicious pizzas. Easy online ordering and carry out are always available, too.
All locations have street parking, but be mindful if, say, you’re headed downtown during a big event or baseball game! Outdoor seating is available at most locations as well.
Go with a classic cheese pizza or something unique like the oyster mushroom or meatball pizza for your hungry family. Black Sheep has a build-your-own category, too.
Their crust is thin, crispy on the edges, chewy inside, and accented by their signature char and light, smoky flavor.
They feature a Sicilian pizza, a 16″ square pie topped with mozzarella, sauce, and extra virgin olive oil. They par-bake them first thing in the morning before the oven is too hot. You can finish cooking one at home or have it cooked there.
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