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Thursday, July 24, 2014

GreenBox Spotlight: Upper Crust Pizzeria


Authentic Italian cheese, farm-to-table toppings and vine-ripened tomatoes fresh-picked from sunny California.

…Sounds like a darn good pizza to me.

Since 2001, Boston’s Upper Crust Pizza has been making waves throughout Beantown. With roots in historic Beacon Hill, their concept is simple: fresh, unexpected, flavorful and always extraordinary. So extraordinary, in fact, that they’ve opened up 5 other locations within the city.

You can take our word for it, or you can stop by for a slice of their “Patata Rosa”: a white pizza loaded with rosemary, garlic, roasted red bliss potatoes, caramelized onions & fontina cheese. Another fan favorite is “The Uncommon”: a mouth-watering mix of bacon, chopped pineapple & jalapeno.



Upper Crust is known for their one-of a-kind combinations that change daily (stop in tomorrow for hamburger, bell peppers & onions, or this Saturday for steak & gorgonzola).  Better yet, check out – and print out – their “slice of the day” calendar. We have it bookmarked.

Just this week, our very own Jennifer Wright made her way up to Boston and had the pleasure of tasting (ok, inhaling) Upper Crust’s “slice of the day” – a thin-crusted pizza topped with a yummy mix of crunchy bacon and roasted potatoes. She was beaming about the friendly staff, too.


We’re jealous, so the rest of us are already planning a road trip to test out July’s pizza of the month: topped with diced tomatoes, feta cheese, roasted red peppers and homemade hummus, it’s got stomachs rumbling all over GreenBox offices.

Bottom line? We’re proud to have the GreenBox make its way up the East Coast, but even more thrilled to be part of such a well-loved Boston staple. You heard it here, folks…Upper Crust, you’re a must. 



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GreenBox Spotlight: JWG

Jackson, Wyoming just got a “whole” lot cooler.

Family-owned, passionate, and full of heart…Jackson Whole Grocer is setting the standard for what “food shopping” should be.

With an emphasis on sustainable, local produce, JWG has become a staple of the Jackson community – a thriving town square with so much more than what’s on your shopping list.

From regional craft beers on tap to a wood-fired pizzeria, you’re invited to stay a while, and a seat beside the fireplace is the best in the house. They’ve got a juice & smoothie bar, too – best enjoyed on the sun-drenched patio. Top it off with a sushi station & taco taqueria, and we’re bringing our sleeping bags.

….And yes, they love the Earth. What more could you want in your go-to grocer?

In fact, JWG recently relocated to a 40,000 square foot spot – and the space is chock full of eco-friendly goodness. The ceilings are dotted with LED lighting, walls decorated with upcycled snow fencing and the cafĂ© is covered in reclaimed furniture. They’ve even earned EPA’s “GreenChill” certification for their use of green refrigeration systems.

We just love these guys. Their custom GreenBox is pretty cool, too. ;)

 

 


So, if you’re ever in Jackson, stop by JWG – and maybe even “Build your own sixer.”

Because once you go whole, you’ll never go half.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Twit Chit Chat: GreenBox Buzz


Here we are, on the brink of a steamy summer – the World Cup, Independence Day & baseball season are all upon us. In other words: buckle your seatbelts, folks…it’s pizza season.

Over the past few weeks, social media has been abuzz with talk of the Greenbox. It’s been a hit with Twitter Tweeters and Facebook Likers, and the attention just keeps pouring in (and we never, ever want it to stop!). Our YouTube demonstration video is rapidly approaching 2.5 million hits – and comments like “freaking awesome” & “this is the kind of thing that will save the planet” are getting us giddy. Feels just like Christmas over here in Greenbox offices.

Here’s a little snippet of the good vibes we’ve been getting from Greenbox users & loyal followers alike. Keep ‘em coming, guys!

Talk on Twitter:

@cdnmtbchick:
@greenboxny just saw you on @rachaelray coolest pizza box ever! Hope everyone switches to those!

@LastDragonPizza:
I re-ordered my @greenboxny from wholesaler and they sent me this #idontthinkso #nocando #ecofriendlyplease #return
 


@TheHungryDogg:
Coolest pizza box EVER! @greenboxny When are they coming to LA? @costcotweets would benefit from these.

@Valduccis:
Call @FoodtoEat Tell them we want Valducci's Antipasto Bar for lunch! Make sure they use @greenboxny save the planet 


@LastDragonPizza:
We #ROCK the #GREENBOX! @GreenBoxNY @pmqpizzamag #Rockaway #nyc #nycpizza #pizza #FarRockaway #pizzaday #pizzatime
 

@somecityusa:  
@greenboxny I have been playing with that box all afternoon- cool little gadget!

@StarrGazr  
My stream this morning is full of @TheRandySteel and boxes, @greenboxny and @redbox What kind of day will this be?

…the best day EVER, @starrgazr.

@Columbia_Biz:  
Jennifer Wright '09, founder of @greenboxny, just finished her pitch to @ABCNetwork's #SharkTank



@PizzaExpress:
@greenboxny always great to hear from our friends from across the pond! NY pizza... Mmm....

@ali_watty:
@greenboxny THAT IS LITTERALLY THE BEST THING EVER.

               …Stop it. We’re blushing. #andweloveyou

To make it big time, you’ve gotta believe in yourself. That’s rule number one. But, having you guys believe in us too makes all the difference in the world.

Thanks for sticking around every step of the way. Here’s to big things in the future!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

GreenBox Spotlight: Chef Jeff & Skinny Pines

We love our pizza all sorts of ways: Deep-dish, New York-style, Sicilian…even Grandma-style slices (aka Nonna Pizza. We’re serious).

But today, we’re putting the spotlight on our new number one: Skinny.

Actually, their official name is Skinny Pines Brick Oven Caterer, and they’re just too cool not to blog about.  Based out of Fairfield County, CT, “From farm to pizza” is their name, and a mobile trailer (with a custom built wood-fire oven) is their game.

That’s right – Skinny Pines is a self-proclaimed mobile caterer, jumping around from one local farmer’s market to the next, tossing Neapolitan-style pizzas with the freshest ingredients possible. When catering an event, Chef Jeff & his team bring along seasonal toppings that they’ve sourced locally; in other words, no two pizzas are exactly alike – and always guaranteed delicious.

Their “Bianca” is a customer favorite: a white pizza with 50/50 mozzarella & provolone, local rosemary from Sport Hill Farm, oil-cured Taggiasca olives & extra virgin olive oil. The “Grande” is a Skinny Pines original – a combination of shitake mushroom, bacon, onion, sage & mozzarella. Hungry yet?



Of course, Skinny Pines are loyal users of the GreenBox, and we couldn’t be prouder to have them on our roster. They consider sustainability in every aspect of their business – from their biodegradable cups & plates to their environmentally-friendly wood-burning oven.


In the end, it all comes down to passion. Passion for pizza, the land, and the people. Skinny Pines… you’ve got our hearts.

To get your paws on some Skinny, head on over to their Facebook and Twitter pages. They’ll be delighted to have you.