Mimi’s Pizza open for business in Granby
May 20, 2011
A new pizza place has opened in Granby.
Mimi’z Pizza has taken the place of the former Sun Piper retail space.
Owned by Khris Humble of Grand Lake and managed by his parents BJ and Vickie Johnson, owners of the Bear’s Den of Grand Lake, Mimi’z Pizza has transformed the building into multiple dining spaces, complete with a TV and gameroom.
The restaurant specializes in “old-world traditional wood-fire pizza,” Vickie said. Pizzas are cooked strictly with hard woods such as cherry, oak, hickory and mesquite to give them a “smoked” flavor.
“People are loving it,” she said.
To learn the skill of cooking wood-fired pizzas on stone wear, the Johnsons trained at Woody’s Wood-Fire Tavern in Denver.
Mimi’z – named after the nickname Vickie’s grandchildren have given to her – opened doors on April 21 and has seen robust business since, she said.
The restaurant also features Panini pork, pastrami, spinach, grilled cheese and bacon or chicken alfredo sandwiches, oven-fired hot buffalo chicken wings, Khris’ “legendary” pepperoni rolls and lunchtime pizza-by-the-slice. The dessert menu offers homemade peach “piezzert” (similar to peach cobbler) and peanut butter and chocolate piezzert. The menu also includes gluten-free pizza crusts.
Orders may also be called in and picked up at the restaurant’s drive-through window. Coming in May, with the restaurant’s grand opening scheduled for mid-month, patrons should have access to a beer and wine menu and a “Tuscany” patio, overlooking the mountain range.