Famous Original J’s, the New York-style pizzeria located on the patio of the 715 Club, finally opens for pie-slinging six nights a week, beginning next week, after months of permitting challenges. The restaurant plans to serve slices from two windows: one on the patio of the bar where diners can sit at picnic tables, and the other facing Welton Street so that passersby can stop in.
The team behind Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen owns the restaurant located next door to the deli’s original location in Five Points. Josh Pollack, the founder, took over the former Zona’s Tamales space after it had sat vacant for years.
Famous Original J’s simple menu includes the typical thin-crust pizza that diners can customize with their choice of toppings, served by the slice or whole. The menu even offers vegan ricotta and mozzarella. Also available, Grandma-style pizza served in a deep-dish square style. Whole pies start at $20, while slices go for $3 to $6.
Pollack uses a proprietary water filtration system that strips Denver water of its mineral content and reintroduces minerals at the same quantities found in New York City water, adding a true New York flavor to each pizza.
Famous Original J’s is located at 715 E. 26th Ave. in Denver, and opens Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday until 3 a.m.
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