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The Ridge opens to a packed house

The Ridge, the new family-friendly pizza place at 7217 Greenwood Ave. N., next to Ken’s Market, that opened on Thursday afternoon, was absolutely packed with people on Thursday night. More than a dozen people waited for a table inside, while more waited outside.

While we waited for our table, many more groups, including a lot of families, walked up and decided not to wait. Co-owner Chris Navarra, who also owns Prost! just a block away, seemed happy but a bit surprised at the opening day crowds.
The Ridge named all of its pizzas after neighborhood businesses, including Ken’s Market, The Avanti (Avanti Art & Design at 7317 Greenwood Ave. N.), Two Birds (Two Birds Tattoo at 7408 Greenwood Ave. N.), The Zoo, and True Value, which welcomed its next door neighbor on its sign.

The Ridge opens at 3 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. It includes a full bar of beer, wine and liquor. The Ridge’s website isn’t populated yet, but its Facebook page has plenty of information.
In a few weeks we’ll add The Ridge to our Food & Drink section, where you can rate the restaurant and add your comments about food and service.