Coal-fired pizza is coming to Ellicott City, according to comments here and here by folks who have seen signs at the Shipley's Grant development along Rte 108.
(Update: Coal Fire opened in late April 2009. Thanks for all the comments below about the food and restaurant's local owners below. I posted more detail about Coal Fire. Please put your comments there. I'm going to turn off comments here to focus them on that post.)
Does anyone know the story behind this new restaurant Coal Fire -- or whether it is part of an established chain? I first caught wind from a Chowhound post by vivinator. I'm excited because I had terrific pizza in Fort Lauderdale at Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza. That is the crisp crust similar to my local favorite Pazani Trattoria in Elkridge.
Anthony's doesn't list any franchises outside of Florida. Does anyone know what we're getting in Ellicott City?
For my take on pizza, check out my post about pizza in Howard County. Or click for the 2009 "best restaurants" in Howard County.