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Authentic deep dish pizza, booze, and a damn good time is what Josh Rivers envisions for his latest venture.
Remy’s Deep Dish Pizza & Bar is the first of three new venues Josh, alongside father and business partner Damon, is opening in Rundle Mall’s Lindes Lane.
Josh is the brains behind iconic coffee and brunch destination C.R.E.A.M at Brighton, and says Remy’s will similarly take inspiration from American cuisine.
“I never like to do things that have been done multiple times,” says Josh.
For this reason, he says Neapolitan pizza was out of the question for Remy’s, instead landing on deep dish pizza.
“We cooked deep dish pizza at CREAM about three years ago … I thought I’d revisit it and give it another crack,” says Josh.
Josh reached out to the team behind Pequods, one of the most famous deep dish restaurants in America, and has since worked to refine the Remy’s menu to produce “the most authentic version of deep dish pizza I can offer.”
Around eight deep dish pizzas will feature on the menu, which Josh says is more variety than what you’d typically find at a similar restaurant in the states.
The classics are there – red sauce and triple cheese, pepperoni and mozzarella, supreme, sausage, and vegetarian.
Then, Josh says, he’s gone “a bit crazy,” with deep dish toppings including double cheeseburger, macaroni cheese and bacon, and Mexican (think pulled pork, Jalapeños, corn chips, and sour cream).
Remy’s will also serve traditional style hot dogs, and an Italian beef sandwich straight out of Chicago, which Josh calls, “f*cking awesome.”
As far as booze goes, six beers will be on tap, and about fifteen available in cans, along with a full wine list, and cocktails.
Josh is a self-described “interior design junkie” and Damon is a structural engineer, so the two have handled the Remy’s fit-out independently, as they did with CREAM, and will with the other two Lindes Lane venues.
Josh says his seventeen years in the hospitality industry has taught him how the design needs to play out to maximise efficiency. With the help of a few friends who are handy with tools, Remy’s is coming together, ready to marry dive bar with “nice pizza restaurant.”
“We get everything the way we want it, and it flows properly,” he says.
Remy’s can seat fifty inside, and about seventy outside, with floor to ceiling windows.
With the opening slated for January (Josh teases the 5th), deep dish pizza this summer is looking likely.
Find Remy’s Deep Dish Pizza & Bar on Lindes Lane off Rundle Mall, set to open seven days a week, 11am until late.