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Jettison your DiGiorno: Bola Pizza comes to your freezer
Food Column  December 23, 2011, by Virginia B. Wood
"...It could be that Bola Pizza is the best new frozen food product developed in Austin since the Night Hawk Top Chop't Classic steak dinner. Christian and Jamie Bowers imported a portable, wood-fired Italian pizza oven and started Bola Pizza strictly as a catering company a little more than two years ago..."

Green Corn, Bola Pizza, holiday baking contests, and more
Food Column  October 29, 2010, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The crowd was wowed by Mulberry's Gorgonzola-stuffed dates wrapped in candied bacon, pear conserve and pumpkin butter from Confituras, Sticky Toffee Pudding Co.'s namesake, Tèo's salty caramel gelato, grilled salmon on arugula with chick peas and pomegranates from the Alamo Drafthouse, and Terry Conlan's spicy deep-fried black-eyed-pea fritters. I was pleased to get the chance to try the excellent wood-fired Bola Pizza (453-7223, created by caterers Christian and Jamie Bowers in their portable wood-burning oven..."

UPDATED Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
DAILY Food  January 10, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...He was a driving force in the development of Uchi's successful new St. Philip Pizza Parlor + Bakeshop concept...."

VBW's Top 10 Savory Bites of 2011
These savory bites made a lasting impression on our Food editor
Food Story  January 6, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood
"...3) Bola Breakfast Pizza at the Downtown Farmers' Market The perfect way to start a Saturday morning of shopping. I'm excited about the rollout of its frozen pizza line...."

Cookie Swaps and Cool Yules
Daily Austin food news
DAILY Food  December 8, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Guests at the Les Dames d'Escoffier Christmas cookie swap party enjoyed pizza hot from the wood-fired oven when Bola Pizza owners Christian and Jamie Bowers shared samples of their new sausage and pepperoni pizzas at the party. Christian Bowers reports he's making the sausage in-house using Niman Ranch pork and the pepperoni is from Applegate Farms..."

The peaches are sweeter, the markets are fruitful, and the grass is greener on Jessie Street
Food Column  July 29, 2011, by Virginia B. Wood
"...It's been great to get back to area farmers' markets after missing a few weekends of shopping. Be sure to arrive early at the Downtown market if you want to get one of Bola Pizza's breakfast variety ($12): chewy sourdough crust topped with fresh sauce, local mozzarella, locally cured speck, and a farm-fresh egg, sunny-side-up..."

Good Eats (and Drinks) Every New Student Should Know
The Food staff weighs in on student dining
Food Story  August 24, 2012, by The Food Staff
"...Wheatsville Co-op (3101 Guadalupe) This long-standing grocery co-op is a treasure trove of fresh fruit, vegetables, and locally produced artisanal goods like Bola Pizza, Chameleon Coffee, and Red Rabbit doughnuts (study group treats, anyone?). What's more, the popcorn tofu (like Chick-fil-A nuggets but vegetarian and devoid of homo­phob­ia!), black beans, and brown rice from the deli counter make for (mostly) wholesome and inexpensive lunches on the go..."

Things I Learned at Pies & Pigs
Getting in the know during a good cause
DAILY Food  June 15, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• Once the party started, Bola Pizza fired up 42 pies in 55 minutes, the same amount of time it took to float 5 kegs of local beer! Bola owner Christian Bowers says he's looking for one or two congenial, like-minded food artisans to share his big commercial kitchen in North Central Austin...."

Overheard at the East Austin Urban Farm Tour
Food Column  April 18, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Around the corner at HausBar Farms, we learned that the little guesthouse on that property is a popular attraction, with regular bookings. Bola Pizza's Christian Bowers says the catering and frozen-pizza aspects of his business are booming, as is the consulting he does with breweries interested in offering wood-fired pizzas to complement their operations....."

Pies & Pigs Benefit
The Tastiest Food Party of the Year for a Great Cause
DAILY Food  June 7, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood
"...There will be a Dueling Pig Roast between pork specialists Raymond Tatum of Three Little Pigs and Ben Runkle of Salt & Time with side dishes prepared by HOPE Market farmers and food vendors. Christian Bowers of Bola Pizza will be on hand slinging his distinctive pizza pies..."

Celebrate Earth Day the foodie way
Food Column  April 20, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Kids were fascinated by chickens everywhere and especially charmed by the resident menagerie at HausBar Farms. There was great food in abundance: Lick strawberry-basil ice cream, Lenoir's wild-boar rillettes, Bola Pizza's el Bastardo pizza, Thunder Heart Bison: Ranch to Trailer chili, Amity Bakery cookie sandwiches, Hillside Farmacy's voluptuous veggie bisque, cubes of angel food cake with Confituras' strawberry-rhubarb conserve..."

Planting the Seeds
Commercial kitchens keep Austin cooking
Food Story  August 20, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Bola Pizza Commercial Kitchen Christian Bowers 7950 Anderson Square, 512/453-7223"

Can You Say EAUFT?
Spring is the time to tour Austin's urban farms
DAILY Food  April 6, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Olive & June Fresa's Chicken al Carbon Bola Pizza Dai Due Odd Duck Treaty Oak Distillery Argus Cidery Hops & Grain Brewery Kosmic Kombucha..."

Heard at Wine and Swine
New venue was the perfect setting for porky party
DAILY Food  November 25, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• Laura Sawicki and Rene Ortiz of Fresa's Chicken al Carbon and the eagerly anticipated Launderette are thankful to Christian Bowers for the opportunity to use the ovens in the Bola Pizza kitchen to bake off Thanksgiving pies and turkeys to meet their holiday orders this week...."

Let It Grow
The fifth annual East Austin Urban Farm Tour celebrates local farmers and chefs
Food Story  April 11, 2014, by Anna Toon
"...HausBar Farms and Guesthaus (3300 Govalle, Anjore Deepa, Bola Pizza, Dripping Springs Vodka, Komé Sushi Kitchen, Qui Austin, Wahaka Mezcal..."

The Fourth Annual East Austin Urban Farm Tour
Stroll through Eastside urban farms and enjoy tasty eats and drinks from local vendors
Food Story  April 12, 2013, by Jessi Cape
"...Springdale Farm (755 Springdale, Péché & Cherry St., Cafe Josie, Confituras, Bola Pizza, Rebecca Creek Distillery, Saint Arnold Brewing Company..."

East Austin Urban Farm Tour To Benefit Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
Oh, the farmer and the foodie should be friends
Food Story  April 6, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Springdale Farm (755 Springdale Rd., Bola Pizza, East Side Show Room, Péché, Rebecca Creek Distillery, Jester King Craft Brewery, Texas Sake Company..."

Downtown Dining & Bites of Austin
Food Story  March 11, 2011
"...Backspace Pizza (507 San Antonio St., 474-9899, This place is parkside chef/owner Shawn Cirkiel's newest venture, where he's dishing up authentic Neopolitan-style thin crust pizza from an imported wood-burning oven. There's also a small selection of salads, sides, desserts, and Italian wines and beer..."

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