Doebs Pizzeria opens to dozens of eager customers in Holland
update : After going through 250 pounds of boodle, Doebs announced it will be closed Saturday and reopen for business Tuesday after it restocks. Hours adjacent workweek will be 4-9 post meridiem as the business gets settled. HOLLAND — Hollanders flocked on Friday to a new commercial enterprise they ‘ve been craving for years : a pizzeria. “ We ‘re from Chicago, primitively, ” said Ali Doebler, co-owner of Doebs Pizzeria, where her husband, Chris, is head chef. “ We ‘ve found pizza places we ‘ve liked, but it ‘s hit or miss. last, my husband was like, ‘I can make a better pizza. We can do this. ‘ And opening a restaurant has always been a goal of ours. ”
Chris has been in the restaurant industry for years, beginning his career in pizza before shifting to fine dining. “ He learned food combinations and expanded his vocabulary as a chef, ” Doebler said. “ When he came here, he helped open a few places. We ‘ve kind of done all the parts of the restaurant — the front of sign of the zodiac, the back of house. We always knew we wanted to open our own, but it was a topic of what, which changed over the years. ” Subscribe: Learn more about our latest subscription offers ! Doebs Pizzeria opened its doors Friday, Jan. 14, at 503 W. seventeenth St. — once home to Holland Lock and Safe. The opening was so busy, the restaurant had to close to prep more dough after two hours. “ When it was Holland Lock and Safe, there was a half-wall and we extended that to make an open kitchen, so you can see what we ‘re doing, ” Doebler said. “ Chris is very social and loves talking to people, so we in truth wanted that. But aside from that, we knocked about everything out. It had a very capital begin though ; we love it. ”
The menu at Doebs includes appetizers like cheese boodle, meatballs and chicken wings — plus salads, sandwiches and, of course, pizza. “ It ‘s fun because Chris can add cool toppings and change things up and make it more craftsman, ” Doebler said. “ We have a Detroit-style pizza that ‘s very a marriage between Detroit and Chicago because it ‘s thicker than traditional Detroit. And then we have hand-tossed and craftsman thin crust. You can choose any of them, and we can put any toppings on. ” The restaurant welcomed residential district members Thursday for an loose house with free pizza slices. Going forth, a lunch extra will be available 11 a.m.-4 post meridiem with a piece of pizza, two garlic breadsticks and a pop for $ 5.50. “ We ‘ll have seat, besides, ” Doebler said. “ We have one large community table in the center right now, and we ‘re building a bar in our front windowpane and along the side wall. We ‘ll besides have take-out and on-line ordain, and finally we want to do delivery. ”
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Doebs Pizzeria is open 11 a.m.-9 post meridiem Tuesdays-Saturdays. “ We are so delirious to be hera, ” Doebler said. “ We live very close to where the two lakes meet and we struggle with what we can get around us, so we ‘re excited to be separate of this southside group. ” — Contact reporter Cassandra Lybrink at cassandra.lybrink @ hollandsentinel.com. Follow her on Instagram @ BizHolland .