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There’s a trade magazine for everything.. every industry, sub-industry, every niche and hobby. From Cat Fancy to Machine Bolt Threading, Cork Making to Global Finance. There are many restaurant and hospitality journals, and within that are every style of food. In the Pizza industry, “PIZZA TODAY” is THE Pizza magazine in the world. It’s got international coverage backed with a lot of what’s happening in Italy and mostly US, including top chefs, industry events (Like the annual Pizza Expo), etc etc etc. This month, Creekside Pizza & Taproom was selected as one of the TOP 25 restaurants in the US to watch in 2023. This particular watchlist is not just about food and revenues, but about the community service that each of these amazing restaurants do within their operations. Creekside is honored to serve our community and blessed to be recognized nationally for our mission of service, dedication to our craft, the industry and care we put into every guest’s “Creekside Experience.”

Click the image on the right to see the Top 25 issue. Each restaurant review is quite brief, focusing on community involvement, outreach and marketing over the food and menu in this particular issue. Here’s the quick read from Pizza Today on Creekside:

Celebrating Stand Out Pizza Shops: When we conducted our most extensive industry survey in fall 2022, we also asked independent pizzeria operators to submit their pizzerias for consideration in our first Pizzerias to Watch feature. We received hundreds of submissions. We present to you 25 standout pizzerias that are making an impact in their communities. While our previous Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias List ranked pizzerias by highest sales volume, our Pizzerias to Watch feature looks at the total operation, from sales and employee programs to community outreach and marketing. We present to you 25 pizzerias to watch as they continue to thrive and grow. 

PIZZA TODAY on CREEKSIDE: “Why is your pizzeria a great place to work? …Our entire staff is comprised of “word of mouth” recruiting, family, and local residents. Our employees, both front and back of house, understand and foster our commitment to quality products, labor intensive prep, outstanding presentation and friendly full-service dining. Everyone takes true pride in their work and their output. The result is a collaborative and very friendly team which has won us Best Pizza in Marin County for 5 consecutive years.

What is your pizzeria’s brand and how do you market your pizzeria? …Our mission statement begins “Creekside is a Marketing Company..” … I know that we are creating memories; it’s a multi-sensory experience beyond just food. It’s the lights, the sound, the welcoming, the decor, the cleanliness, the engagement.” – PIZZA TODAY interviews PAT TOWNSLEY (PT on PT)

Our appreciation to the Pizza Today staff, writers and editors for selecting Creekside Pizza & Taproom as at Top Restaurant amongst hundreds of submissions and thousands of operators and restauranteurs who serve their communities with grit, passion and outstanding food.