The toughest act to follow is your own, a reality that Tony and Carolyn Scott are facing as they open their second Eastside establishment, Spark Pizza in Redmond. Their first restaurant is Woodblock, a seasonal neighborhood restaurant committed to serving delicious meals centered around fresh ingredients.
Woodblock boomed, but the Scotts noticed a gap in the Redmond food scene — a reliably good and unpretentious wood-fired pizza joint — and decided to fill it.
“Our goal is to offer great pizza, in an inviting atmosphere with fantastic service,” said Tony.
Spark, which opened today (April 8), offers an assortment of creative pizzas (all 12 inches in diameter), 20 beers, local wines, inspirational cocktails, and a rotating pasta menu.
“We are launching with 12 house pies, along with seasonal specials based on the vegetables and other ingredients available. We do not claim to be an Italian restaurant, however. We’ve put our own American twist on some of the best kinds of Italian foods, including pizza, but we are first and foremost a pizza joint,” he said.
Spark Pizza has taken over a converted 1907 bungalow, with a chic yet grungy interior and original Northwest mural art. With 28 seats inside, as well as a large, covered deck and fire pit ideal for seasonal outdoor dining, the Scotts are hopeful for a busy season ahead.
Head Chef Savuthy “T” Dy and Chef de Cuisine Kyle Cole have been tasked with being the masterminds behind the pizzas. Some of the creations include: Honey and Spice and Everything Nice, Spark’s version of a pepperoni pizza, drizzled with spicy honey; and In Prosciutto of Happiness, a white pie with tomato, mozzarella, arugula, shaved parmesan and two sunny side up eggs.
Head in now to try some mouthwatering pizza, or learn more by visiting their website.