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There’s Something for Everyone at Rotolo’s


13876267_1821830991378951_6364555417536454483_nRotolo’s, located at 8970 S. Broadway, Tyler, is where all the fun is out in south Tyler.

From their website, “When Mitch Rotolo founded Rotolo’s Pizzeria 18 years ago, he envisioned a neighborhood pizza place like he had known growing up in New Orleans. ‘My vision was to have a really cool neighborhood place with great food and lots of fun,’ he said.”

And the Tyler location is living up to this vision. Actively involved in the community, Rotolo’s has weekly specials for students to parents including:

  • Monday – Family Night – one child eats free with each adult meal purchase of $8.99, 5-10pm
  • Tuesday – Texas Tuesday – Texas craft pints for $4 and $2 off Texas crafted liquor and wine
  • Wednesday – Trivia Night – 31 beers on tap, calzones for $5.99, and prizes for the top 3 teams! Happy Hour is from 3-6pm, and Trivia is 7-9pm

13906852_10102811701783973_8415008544810625956_nWe love the The Popeye with a thin crust and chicken added. This is an olive oil base pizza with fresh spinach, roasted garlic, feta, roasted red peppers, & red onions. Get a side of Muffuletta Salad (Romaine lettuce, salami, pepperoni, garlic croutons, & mozzarella cheese topped with Italian olive salad. Served with our house balsamic vinaigrette dressing) and you have a perfect meal.

The Garlic Parmesan Bites are addictive – you have been warned. You can NOT stop at just one!

The Angry Pig Pizza is a good choice if you are in the mood for something a little different. It has a pizza crust topped with spicy BBQ sauce, Italian sausage, bacon, jalapeños, & cheddar cheese (we add black olives). We like it on the standard crust which is a thick enough to hold the yumminess and you still be able to eat it with your hands.

All pizzas are available in white, wheat crust or  gluten-free crust.

Several of our friends swear that the Walnut Cranberry Salad is the best around. If you are not in the mood for any of that, try the Meatball Sub – Italian meatballs covered in our authentic red gravy, topped with mozzarella & parmesan cheese, served with Zapp’s cajun or original flavor chips.

Be sure to try the Colossal Cookie – 8″ chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream and your choice of chocolate or caramel sauce!

Rotolo’s now has local True Vine beers on tap along with 30 plus others depending on taps.

Rotolo’s recently had a “Create a Cup Contest” where kids were encouraged to design a cup to be printed and given away at the Tyler store. “Response was awesome. Tyler has some great entries! Thanks to all who participated, and extra special thanks to the Moreman girls for lots of awesome designs!” Winners will be announced the week of August 8th. The grand prize is a dream vacation for your family!

For more info on Rotolo’s go to their Facebook page at



Piada Italian Street Food: A New Concept in South Tyler


Piada Italian Street Food will debut its first East Texas location in Tyler, Texas in early 2017.

The 2,416-square-foot fast casual restaurant, located off Highway 69 S, across from Faulkner Park at 8942 S. Broadway Ave., Ste. #140, will be Piada’s first in East Texas, and the seventh Texas-wide. The Tyler location will seat 60 guests comfortably inside the restaurant and will feature light-filled interiors and modern, European-inspired décor with design elements including warm-stained concrete floors, crisp LED lighting, and handmade white oak furniture, plus Carrara marble, brushed aluminum, painted brick, and subway tile accents. Piada CEO Chris Doody is thrilled to be opening his first restaurant in east Texas. “We’re excited to bring a fresh, modern Italian concept to the fast-growing community of Tyler, a major east Texas hub,” said Doody. “We invite Tyler area residents to sign up for a special VIP sneak peek of the restaurant ahead of its official opening.”

piada-italian-street-food-tyler-txIn addition, the namesake Piada is a thin crust, handmade dough, which is baked on a stone grill, filled with specialty items and then rolled as guests watch the entire process. Guests can enjoy other entrees including pasta bowls and chopped salads. Each is comprised of a grill item, cheese, and vegetables. Diners can choose from three signatures per category, such as the Chef’s Favorite Piada with spicy Diavolo sauce, romaine, sweet and spicy peppers, mozzarella, and shaved and creamy parmesan, basil pesto pasta with parmesan Alfredo, sundried tomatoes, and freshly grated parmesan, as well as the balsamic salad with spinach, shaved napa and red cabbage, feta, bruschetta tomatoes, red onions, spiced pecans, Granny Smith apples, and balsamic dressing – all customizable with an added protein. Grill selections range from all-natural rosemary, garlic, and lemon chicken to spicy Italian sausage with fennel and herbs, and salmon prepared with lemon and olive oil, while toppings span artichokes to black olives.

The made-to-order menu also features seasonal specials. Try the Fall Steak Avocado Piada, which is hand-rolled with grilled steak, arugula, pancetta, avocado, fresh mozzarella, spicy balsamic aioli, pepitas, and roasted butternut squash, or the Harvest Grain and Apple Salad with crispy chicken fritte, mixed field greens, crumbled feta, Granny Smith apples, pepitas, and the Harvest Grain Seasonal Side with dried cranberries, spiced pecans, and roasted butternut squash tossed with lemon basil dressing.

Entrees are complemented by sides including tomato basil and lobster bisque soups, two kinds of hand-rolled breadsticks – Parmigiano-Reggiano and pepperoni served with a creamy parmesan dipping sauce – and decadent Cannoli Chips dessert incorporating crispy, rolled Italian cookies lightly tossed in powdered sugar and accompanied by chocolate chip cream icing. Beverage service showcases Italian sodas and teas alongside Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino waters. A kid’s menu is also available.

Piada Italian Street Food began as an idea scribbled on a napkin during a visit to Rimini, Italy. Their Chefs found “distinct charm in the family operated food carts and corner markets scattered throughout the streets of the city where the aroma of fresh basil, hand-crafted cured meats, and homemade cheeses saturated the air. This trip began their obsession…inspiration…mission to bring this experience back to the United States.”

They opened the first Piada restaurant in 2010 with a mission to create fresh, modern Italian food focused on the preparation of high quality ingredients and attention to simplistic cooking. Today’s consumers are looking for healthier, better quality food with convenient, fast delivery to accommodate their hectic lifestyles. Piada was created with the belief that you don’t have to sacrifice quality and flavor for speed and value.

Service will be provided continuously 10:45am-10pm seven days a week, and catering will also be available. For more info and to sign up for a chance to attend Piada’s Tyler Pre-Opening VIP week, go to You can also like Piada on Facebook @piadaitalianstreetfood, follow on Twitter @mypiada, and Instagram @piadaitalianstreetfood.


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Downtown Tyler

Eat & Drink Local: Who is Open, Their Menus & More

Welcome to‘s new#EatLocalTyler page!

Currently, you can dine-in in limited areas, order take out at the curbside, go through the drive-thru from some local restaurants, and get delivery from a variety of services.

And thanks to Governor Abbott, restaurants can continue to sell alcohol to go!

Links to restaurant’s new condensed menus, websites for ordering, phone numbers, and what is available (delivery, drive-thru, curbside, etc…), and if they have opened their dining rooms are all posted below in a convenient and easy to use format.

Check back often, this list changes hourly!

To add your restaurant or report any changes or additions, email

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Downtown Tyler

Foodie Events: Yum Yum Fun

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Tyler and Northeastern Texas is a food lover’s paradise with an elaborate selection of cuisine types to cooking classes to the wonderful Farmer’s Market. Check out these events going on:


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