Riverside Drive, in front of the Long Center
"...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..."
"...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, www.bolapizza.com) created by caterers Christian and Jamie Bowers in their portable wood-burning oven..."
"...He was a driving force in the development of Uchi's successful new St. Philip Pizza Parlor + Bakeshop concept...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...• 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...."
"...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....."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...Bola Pizza Commercial Kitchen Christian Bowers 7950 Anderson Square, 512/453-7223 www.bolapizza.com/7950..."
"...Olive & June Fresa's Chicken al Carbon Bola Pizza Dai Due Odd Duck Treaty Oak Distillery Argus Cidery Hops & Grain Brewery Kosmic Kombucha..."
"...• 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...."
"...HausBar Farms and Guesthaus (3300 Govalle, www.hausbarfarms.com): Anjore Deepa, Bola Pizza, Dripping Springs Vodka, Komé Sushi Kitchen, Qui Austin, Wahaka Mezcal..."
"...Springdale Farm (755 Springdale, www.springdalefarmaustin.com): Péché & Cherry St., Cafe Josie, Confituras, Bola Pizza, Rebecca Creek Distillery, Saint Arnold Brewing Company..."
"...Springdale Farm (755 Springdale Rd., www.springdalefarmaustin.com) Bola Pizza, East Side Show Room, Péché, Rebecca Creek Distillery, Jester King Craft Brewery, Texas Sake Company..."
"...Backspace Pizza (507 San Antonio St., 474-9899, www.thebackspace-austin.com) 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..."