Jeff Varasano is:
a) A U.S. Rubik’s Cube record holder and computer software engineer genius.
b) The go-to pizza guru who’s traveled the world questing for the ultimate pie.
c) Opening a namesake pizzeria on Tuesday.
d) All of the above.
Belly up. Practice does make perfect.
Varasano has blogged about it, hosted countless private tastings, and studied all the ways pizza is made.
The ’ria will showcase classics (margherita with mozzarella, tomato sauce, basil), bianco verde (with ricotta, mozzarella, arugula, lemon), and a New Haven specialty topped with clams and garlic.
The drink menu is one for the books, too. Award-winning UK mixologist Charlotte Voisey and Georgia’s only master sommelier, Michael McNeill, are behind the cocktails and wine.
Welcome to the head of the class.
Just don’t let your eyes get ahead of your stomach.
Varasano’s Pizzeria, 2171 Peachtree Road, Buckhead (404-352-8216 or varasanos.com).