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Covington Chef Partners with Pizzeria to Support Findlay Market

A Covington chef is teaming up with a pizzeria chain to support Findlay Market.

Pizzeria Locale - the Colorado-based chain that has locations in Cincinnati and Mason, Oh. - is working with chef Stephen Williams on "The Findlay", a pizza inspired by Williams' love of the Over-the-Rhine market. Williams is known for Bouquet, the celebrated restaurant in Covington's Mainstrasse Village.

The Findlay will be introduced and served at a pop-up event at Findlay Market on Thursday, October 27, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at the OTR Biergarten (or at the Farm Shed if the weather does not cooperate).

There is a $5 suggested donation to the the Findlay Market Fund. Wine can be purchased and will be served by Hart & Cru and local winery The Skeleton Root. 

After the Findlay Market Pop-Up event, “The Findlay” will be available at both of Pizzeria Locale's local locations from October 28 - November 28, and if customers mention the Findlay Market Fund fundraiser on October 28, 29, or30, 50 percent of their purchase will be donated to the fund.

Pizzeria Locale founder Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson is planning for this event to be the first of many such local collaborations. "We are thrilled to partner with so many talented members of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky culinary scene during our first Guest Chef event," said Mackinnon-Patterson. "Community events like these are our favorite because they connect us with other like-minded peers working to support a meaningful food culture.

“We are proud to support the Findlay Market Fund because of the market's long standing contributions to the community as it’s been a source of inspiration for us ever since we first came to Cincinnati. We look forward to working together on a fun event that will help the market continue to thrive."  

“When I was approached with the opportunity to develop a pizza recipe using local ingredients with Pizzeria Locale, I jumped on it because it was a great opportunity to introduce some of the region's best local farmers to a larger audience,” said Williams, an avid Findlay Market shopper. “I want to let people know that the absolute best produce they can find isn't in a big box grocery store - it's at the local farmer's market.”

-Staff report

Image via Pizzeria Locale on Twitter