Grimaldi's Pizzeria BooksForChildren Holiday Book Drive

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Grimaldi's Pizzeria turns a page for children this holiday season with a literacy book drive.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famous for its award-winning, hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, is helping the cause for children’s literacy with their “Books for Kids” holiday book drive. Located at 1244 Belk Drive in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, guests are encouraged to drop off new or “gently loved” books for children from now until Dec. 21.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is partnering with Charleston Book Buddies, a community-based, one-on-one tutoring program sponsored by the Charleston Volunteers for Literacy. This year Charleston Book Buddies and Reading Partners are joining forces to multiply the number of students served. By dropping off books in support of this program, the community can help improve literacy rates in the Charleston area.

“We are very excited about ‘Books for Kids,’” said Alan Willett, general manager of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Mount Pleasant. “We have always focused on the children in our community, and are looking forward to helping with learning and literacy through the gift of books.”

For more information call Grimaldi’s Pizzeria at 843.971.9368.

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi's is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most five-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a "secret recipe" pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi's serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family-oriented pizzeria.

Designed and built by hand, the coal-fired oven at Grimaldi's Pizzeria delivers a unique flavor and consistency that is just not possible from wood or gas ovens. Weighing in at 25 tons and heated by 100 pounds of coal per day (cleanest burning fuel available and environmentally tested), the oven heats up to 1,200 degrees. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi's famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year.

It has been said that the secret to true New York-style pizza is the water. Grimaldi's believes that too, going to great lengths to keep the integrity of the water used in the Brooklyn pizzeria by hiring a chemist to analyze and recreate the mineral content and exact composition of the water to ensure the dough tastes the same in South Carolina.

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