Peanut butter and jelly. Beyonce and JAY-Z. Pizza and ice cream?
A popular Dallas pizza shop, Cane Rosso, has opened in The Star in Frisco, with a related ice cream shop called Cow Tipping Creamery next door. It's the sixth Cane Rosso in Dallas-Fort Worth and the second Cow Tipping Creamery in the area.
Both establishments are family-friendly spots that cater to big crowds.
Cane Rosso serves Neapolitan pizzas, which are cooked in scorching 900-degree ovens for less than two minutes. The company was just named Independent Pizzeria of the Year by a (very real) magazine called Pizza Today.
If you've never been to Cane Rosso, here are a few tips:
- Don't ask for ranch dressing. Owner Jay Jerrier has joked that a side of ranch will cost you $1,000 -- and in fact, the Deep Ellum restaurant even hosted a charity event in which someone paid $1,000 for a jumbo jar of it. They like to think their pizza doesn't need ranch dressing.
- Ask about specials. Then ask again. Cane Rosso has a few secret menu items that your server might recommend.
- If you get just one thing, make it pizza. That's what they're known for. But the restaurant also sells salads, sandwiches and pasta.
- Are you a Cowboys fan? You'll like it here. The pizza oven is shaped like a football helmet. The menu includes several items that are special to the Frisco restaurant, like spinach-artichoke dip called the Jimmy Johnson and a star-shaped pizza/calzone hybrid called the Star. (Nibble on the points of the star and you'll find cheese hidden in there. Yum.)
- Order dessert. Well, maybe. You can go big with the Ladybird: a pizza topped with vanilla-bean mascarpone, Nutella, Cookie Butter, crushed cookies and powdered sugar, wowza; or the s'mores calzone, which, come to think of it, is pretty decadent, too.
But wait, there's dessert next-door, too.
Cow Tipping Creamery, which started as a food truck in Austin, sells soft-serve ice cream in cups and cones.
If you've never been to Cow Tipping Creamery, a few tips:
- Everything is big. Grab a spoon. Share if you like.
- Bring your phone. Cow Tipping Creamery's stackers -- which are cups of ice cream stacked with soft-serve and other goodies like funfetti cake or marshmallows or sprinkles -- are begging to be on your Instagram.
- Your kid is going to want the Brownie and Cookie D'oh stacker. Here's what that is: a cup of soft serve topped with brownie chunks, chocolate-chip cookie dough, cocoa cookie crumbs and brown-sugar hot fudge. I'm right, right? Your kid wants this.
- The waffle cone is worth it. It'll set you back $9, but eating all that cold, sugary goodness just tastes better in a waffle cone. It even comes with its own carrying stand.
- It ain't cheap. Don't bring the whole soccer team, because some kids are going to be ordering ice cream that can cost as much as $10 each.
Cane Rosso and Cow Tipping Creamery are some of the earliest restaurants to open at The Star in Frisco, which is home to the Dallas Cowboys' new world headquarters and an indoor football stadium shared with Frisco ISD. The very first restaurant to open at The Star is inside the Omni Hotel and is a well-known Dallas company called Neighborhood Services.