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Slideshow: Inside the Ridge Pizzeria

A handful of industry types open another family friendly spot on Greenwood Avenue.

By Christopher Werner January 13, 2012


The most recent addition to the Phinney Ridge boomlet is, appropriately enough, The Ridge. The pizzeria and bar—open as of Thursday—is brought to you by a roster of familiar names: Chris Navarra (Prost, Die Bierstube, Feirabend), Chris Gerke (Nickerson St. Saloon), Larry Wikan of Columbia Distributing, and Tom Griffith (Ten Mercer, T.S. McHugh’s).

The affable Matt Coombs is manager. Before falling in with the above brood, he’d been looking to open his own place but “didn’t find something I wanted to hang my hat on.” Here he’ll be overseeing production of between six and eight specialty pizzas named after neighborhood landmarks: a school down the street, a couple of businesses, the fire department. Though the booze flows freely (full bar, baby), kiddles are most welcome—the Ridge proudly bills itself as family friendly (it’s a neighborhood thing).

Get a look at the bar, those promising pies, and more in the slideshow.

All photos by photographer Lucas Anderson.

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