Appetite For Instruction: Taco Pizza
Often our only options of food delivery are pizza or Chinese. Which sucks when you're in the mood for a taco and not wanting to leave the couch because a Real Housewives of Atlanta marathon is on. And this is where Picasso's Pizza and Grill steps in.
Picasso's started twenty years ago in Lake Highlands. After just a few years in business, one of the delivery drivers, Andrew Albert, decided to buy the restaurant from the original owners. He turned it from a hole in the wall pizza joint to a budding chain with three locations spread about Dallas (who doesn't love a good rags to riches story).
Notice that it's Pizza and Grill. They have a wide selection of burgers, sandwiches, pasta, appetizers and much more to choose from--yet pizza and calzones still bring in 40% of their sales. The one pizza that people seem apprehensive about is the taco pizza. "They will order one among other pizzas for a party or an event to try it out," Iacomini says. "And then the next time they end up ordering multiples of it."
I can of pizza dough (or make from scratch)
2 oz salsa
2 oz of pizza sauce (your own or commercial sauce)
2 cups ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
1 ½ cup mozzarella cheese
1 ½ cup of lettuce
1 cup of sliced black olives
2 tbsp chopped green onions
1 diced tomato
½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese