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Pizza place caters to vegetarians;
offers 42 toppings, healthy pies
By Ann Stack
So you’ve got the late-night munchies, but
you’re not in the mood for a greasy pizza or a
limp taco. There’s a solution for the health
conscious-but-hungry person now.
Garlic Breath Pizza Co. opened its doors
Jan. 27 in Wallaby’s Sports Bar, 1140 O St. Its
owners, Cia Zander and Dave Cunningham,
offer an alternative to the typical pizza pie:
something Zander likes to call “gourmet pizza.”
Garlic Breath Pizza Co. offers 42 toppings,
including more exotic ones like Cajun shrimp,
hot dogs, cream cheese, apples, spinach,
sauerkraut, fresh basil, Doritos and — Spam?
“We’ve sold three Spam pizzas already,” she
said. “Since we’ve been open we’ve sold a pizza
with every topping.”
Some of the more popular pies include
chicken alfredo pizza, and apples with cream
cheese and alfredo sauce.
“We try to cater to vegetarians,” she said.
The only meat toppings out of the 42 offered
arc ground beef, peppfcroni, chicken, Italian
sausage, Canadian bacon, hot dogs and Spam.
There are two kinds of crusts offered: herbal
white or honey wheat.
Garlic Breath also offers four kinds of
sauces: traditional red tomato sauce, Parmesan
alfredo white sauce, Cajun sauce and pesto
sauce. Specialty pizzas include barbecue
chicken, bacon cheeseburger, chicken alfredo,
taco (beef or chicken) lemon pepper chicken, a
veggie and a meat specialty, potato and onion
ring and gourmet tomato.
“You couldn’t make one of our pizzas un
less you had an artistic flair,” she said.
It’s also a labor of love. The dough is made
fresh every morning, and rolled out by hand
with rolling pins. To help cut back on the
grease, Zander said, she uses lots of flour, and
the pies are baked on screens rather than in
Originally from Minneapolis, Zander
moved to Lincoln to be close to her family. Her
mother is the general manager of I Can’t Be
lieve It’s Yogurt. She became interested in cre
ating an alternative to the mass-produced, as
sembly-line pizzas, and she sees her product
as a viable competitor.
“I randomly call people back after a deliv
ery, and there’s so many who say it’s the best
pizza they’ve ever had,” she said. “Not too
many places offer the unusual toppings, and
they’re very Ailing. A16-inch pizza weighs four
pounds. A pound of that is cheese.”
Garlic Breath Pizza Co. is open from 11 a.m.
until 12 a.m. on Sundays, from 11 a.m. until 2
a.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 11
a.m. until 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. They
offer citywide delivery as well.
“People need a place to hang out after the
bars close,” she said. “Lincoln needs something
Fans must wait longer
for ‘Return of the Jedf
By Gebby Beltz
Similar to Jedi knights, fans wait
ing to see “Return of the Jedi” will
have to show a little more patience.
Officials from 20th Century Fox
announced Tuesday that they are mov
ing the big-screen release date of “Re
turn of the Jedi” back one week—to
March 14 — to give “The Empire
Strikes Back” an extra week’s run in
Doug Kinney, city manager of
Douglas Theatre Co., said the unex
pected success of “Star Wars” has left
everybody in the dust.
“They (20th Century Fox) are find
ing out they lost a lot of big theaters
coming off of ‘Star Wars,’” he said.
“They never imagined it would do the
business it has been doing, and now
they are just trying to catch up.”
Not only has this one-week delay
affected 20th Century Fox’s release
schedule, Kinney said, but other films
are desperately moving around.
In Lincoln “The Empire Strikes
Back” will have an extra week’s run
at the Stuart Theatre (13th and P
streets) before moving down to the
Lincoln 3 (14th and P streets) on its
new date on March 14.
With the changing release dates of
the “Star Wars” films, other films have
been moved to new release dates,
“Everybody is jockeying things
around,” he said, ‘“Jungle to Jungle’
has moved up one week to March 7,
imagined it would
do the business it
has been doing, and
now they are just
trying to catch up”
Douglas Theatre Go.
and ‘The Saint’ has been moved back
The new release dates haven’t
caused any problems for Douglas The
atre Co. so far, Kinney said.
“Actually, it’s been making things
better,” he said. “It was getting kind
of bunched up there, and this gives us
a chance to free up our product.”
There’s still no word if any of the
“Star Wars” movies will be played in
the discount houses (such as the
StarShip 9, 13th and Q streets) or if
any one theater will show all three
movies back-to-back, Kinney said.
“Nothing has been decided yet,” he
said. “We have talked about it, but we
have to see what Fox will say about
From Staff Reports
Beck Hansen, the musical phe
nomenon better known by just his
first name, will make a concert stop
Beck, whose sophomore release
“Odelay” has generally been lauded
by critics as the future of popular
music in America, will perform
April 14 at Omaha's Mancuso
Convention Center. “Odelay” is
nominated for three Grammy
awards — including Album of the
Year—which will be presented in
a ceremony tonight.
Tickets for Beck’s Omaha con
cert will go on sale Saturday at 10
a.m. and will be available at all
licketmaster outlets for $15.
Dance titxipe brings poetic performance to Lied
From Staff Reports
The Lied Center for Performing
Arts will be full of Cajun history
Thursday night when the Elisa Monte
Dance Company presents “Feu
The production is a ballet interpre
tation of Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow’s “Evangeline,” the story
of two young lovers separated when
the Acadians were driven from Nova
Scotia by the British during the 18th
“Feu Follet” is rich in Acadian his
tory and filled with the vibrancy of
Louisiana’s heritage. It’s a tale of love,
loss, separation and journey. It
chronicles 300 years of Ccyun history
from the time the Acadians migrated
to Nova Scotia from France, through
the exile out of France and finally to
the settlement in southern Louisiana.
Elisa Monte Dance was founded 13
years ago in New York City by Monte
and her husband, David Brown. Both
are dancers, choreographers and
former soloists with the Martha Gra
ham Dance Company.
Ibis will be the troupe’s first per
formance at the Lied Center. The per
formance begins at 8 pm.
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