Working Fire Pizza

You may have seen barbeque teams and caterers with mobile smokers. You may have seen food trucks with ovens for cooking pizza. But have you ever seen a mobile wood-fired pizza oven?

Mobile Pizza Oven

Working Fire Pizza trailers their pizza oven every Saturday and Sunday to Sugar Creek Winery in Defiance where they offer pizzas topped with cheese, pepperoni, sausage or tomato and spinach.

Mobile pizza guys

The Working Fire Pizza crew is (L-R) Pat, Ken and J.R. who are also actual Wentzville firemen.

mobile pizza dough

On Thursdays, they bring their oven to Barrett Woods office complex at Manchester and Barrett Station Roads (where these photos were taken as they were setting up on 10/17). They begin serving pizzas—fresh from the oven—around 11:00 a.m.

Working Fire

They have also cooked pizza on the tarmac at Lambert Airport for employees of Southwest Airlines. You can see photos of that and other Working Fire activities by clicking HERE to go to their Facebook page.


Sparkling Ice

During June I have become a fan of Sparkling Ice, a zero calorie flavored drink. I discovered this product when I limped into Katy Trail Bike Rental in Defiance one Sunday morning with a painful thigh cramp and an empty water bottle. After a bottle of  Kiwi Strawberry flavored Sparkling Ice from their cooler and a brief rest, I was on my way.

I tracked down Sparkling Ice and found it at Wal-Mart and Dierbergs. I’ve tried several of their flavors but prefer the Kiwi Strawberry. Although the Pink Grapefruit flavor is a very close second!


What I like about this stuff is the flavors are sweet but not overwhelming (unlike most mainstream diet sodas). Also, the carbonation is just enough to liven up the drink but not quite enough to make you feel bloated. My only problem with Sparkling Ice is the poor design of the bottles: they are tall and slim and tend to fall over inside my refrigerator.

If you are a diet soda drinker, you might like Sparkling Ice. Dierbergs has Sparkling Ice on sale this weekend: a 17 ounce bottle for 88 cents.