A new Neapolitan pizzeria that livestreams its pizza oven is now open on South First Street. Show Me Pizza has taken over 2809 South First Street, which was formerly the first restaurant location of local chain Torchy’s Tacos, and is open as of April.
Show Me has 12-inch Neapolitan pies, ranging from traditional pizzas like margherita and pepperoni to pies topped with barbecue or Nashville-style hot chicken with white sauce. There are also custom pizzas, salads, meatballs, cheese bread, and cookies. The restaurant has a live broadcast on Twitch where anyone can watch the pizzas being assembled and cooked in the 800-degree ovens.
Show Me is owned by native New Yorkers Dimitri Voutsinas, who previously worked at Motorino Pizza in New York City for eight years and at celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster, and Benjamin Demarchelier, who has worked with several hospitality groups. The pair were looking for a way to show making the food in a fun and safe way, to make people more comfortable given the COVID-19 pandemic.
This location is somewhat hallowed ground, as it was the first restaurant location for Torchy’s Tacos, which President Obama visited in 2016 (it closed in 20190. Demarchelier told Eater, “When we realized this was a pivotal building block for the Torchy’s megagrowth we only hoped that some of the good ju-ju stayed behind for us to take advantage of.”
The pizzas are available for delivery, takeout, or dine-in, with the option to eat outside on the small patio. Show Me is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Order online.