East Coast-style pizza coming to Ladera


Ladera Country Shopper in Ladera will soon be home to Rusty's Roadside Grill, an East Coast-style pizzeria from the owner of Old Port Lobster Shack.

Owner Russell Deutsch, who describes himself as an East Coast "exile," opened his first New England-style seafood restaurant in Redwood City 2006. Two other locations followed in subsequent years: One also at the Ladera shopping center on Alpine Road, and another in San Jose.

Now, missing another East Coast culinary specialty – thin crust pizza – he's opening this month Rusty's Roadside Grill, which will serve pizza made in an Italian stone-fired conveyor oven (check it out in action on the restaurant's Facebook page. Rusty's will also serve burgers and milkshakes, because "I love milkshakes and burgers are good too, so what the heck," Deutsch said.

See more on Elena Kadvany's Peninsula Foodist blog.


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Posted by Pvmom
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Oct 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

It's great to have more choices for local families to eat out. I hope there are some healthy and veg-friendly food choices available here too, because that is what is really lacking for families here.

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Posted by PV native
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm

... Milkshakes? Aren't they called frappes on the east coast? Looking forward to dining there soon!

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Frappes are common in the New England states, and maybe just the coastal states. They're rare south of Connecticut.

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