There is nothing better than a good piece of pizza. There are a lot of places to get a pizza, but you can really taste the difference when the dough is fresh, and the ingredients are of high quality. There is a local pizza place that makes a great-tasting pizza, but you might not even know it is here. Pie Guys’ Pizza and More is celebrating two years of business in Kinnamon Village, and if you haven’t yet, it is time to give them a try.
Owner Robert Wiley has always wanted to start a pizza restaurant. He graduated from Appalachian State in 1991 with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and worked in the restaurant business for a few years. In 2001 he started working in real estate and did that successfully until 2017. It was always in the back of his mind that he would start a pizza restaurant, but in 2017 he decided it was time to make that dream a reality. On October 5, 2017, he opened up Pie Guys’ Pizza and More in Kinnamon Village.
The last two years have been great for the restaurant. In fact, in their second year of business, they saw a sales increase of 70%. However, they find that some people still don’t know that they are there. Wiley said, “The only problem that we have had as a new business is that our location sometimes confuses people. We have a Winston-Salem address, but we are actually in Clemmons. The Kinnamon Village Shopping Center on Highway 158, where we are located, is hidden behind some trees, so that can make it hard to find. We are so grateful to the loyal customers we have had since day one, but we just want everyone to have the chance to enjoy our food.”
At Pie Guys’ Pizza and More, the food is the star! Wiley spent two years perfecting his pizza dough before he opened up shop. He went on to say, “I bought a small pizza oven and a Kitchenaid Mixer I could use in my kitchen at home. I tried lots of different things before I got the recipe just right.” And get it right is what he did. They make the dough and sauce fresh in the shop daily. The ingredients used are high quality, including Grande Mozzarella and Fontanini Sausage and Meatballs. They offer a variety of pizzas, from build-your-own to specialty options. There is one specialty pizza, named the Graham Slam, named after Josh Graham from WSJS sports radio. This pizza has a buffalo sauce base and is topped with bacon, grilled chicken, and their cheese blend. There is also a gluten-free cauliflower crust option for only a $3.00 additional charge. All pizzas come with their delicious honey cream sauce for crust dipping.
There is more than just pizza to enjoy when you come to Pie Guys’ Pizza and More. They have a nice selection of salads and sandwiches to choose from, as well as five different flavors of wings. If you are in the mood for a beer, you have several choices, including bottles from two local breweries: Foothills and Red Oak. Make sure you save some room for dessert, too. You will want to try them all. Not only do they have the mini-cannolis, they offer locally made gelato from Twin City Gelato and some excellent new signature desserts as well.
Pie Guys’ Pizza and More has created two new signature desserts made with their pizza dough, the Moravian Sugar Cake Pie, and Strawberry Cheesecake Pie. For the Moravian Sugar Cake Pie, general manager Ted Kimball tapped into his Moravian Roots. “I used my Mom’s recipe for a traditional Moravian Sugar Cake and adapted it to use with our signature pizza dough.” This dessert is topped with sweetened cream cheese, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. The Strawberry Cheesecake Pie has a graham cracker crust, signature dough, sweetened cream cheese, and is topped with fresh strawberry puree.
If you haven’t tried Pie Guys Pizza and More, you are missing out. Just remember to go hungry because you will want to try it all! Visit them today at 3425 Kinnamon Village Commons in Clemmons. They are open Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. For more information or to place an order, call them at 336-893-7331 or visit their website at pieguys.com. Dine in, pick-up and delivery available.
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