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Abigaile Owner, Chef & Partners to Open Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza in Culver City

Wood-fired pizzas and craft beers will be the name of the game at Wildcraft.

With six months in the rear view mirror, Jed Sanford and Chef Tin Vuong of Abigaile in Hermosa Beach are finally gearing up to open WildCraft Sourdough Pizza in the Washington Building in downtown Culver City. The restaurant's official opening date is Monday, Feb. 25.

"While grounded in the Neapolitan craft of pizza making, WildCraft is all about its dough and embracing its inventive California ethos and using locally and responsibly sourced ingredients," restaurant spokesperson Brian Cooley told Culver City Patch.

WildCraft, which will be open for lunch and dinner, will also serve shared plates, salads and sandwiches and offer a large selection of craft beers, including seasonal house-made beer from "The Brewery" at Abigaile in Hermosa Beach and "boutique wines on tap,” Cooley said.

According to a WildCraft press release, the “Wild” in the establishment's name is a “nod to the wild yeast we use to prepare our slow-rising sourdough, which serves as the foundation for every pizza we make. Born from a 'mother dough' formulated by our executive Chef Tin Vuong, and nurtured by him daily, our sourdough takes days to prepare; and we do it this way for a reason--it simply tastes better. When ready, the sourdough is hand-shaped by our pizzaiolos, topped fresh with local and responsibly-sourced ingredients and then blast-cooked in our wood-burning oven that was built brick-by-brick in Naples, Italy by Stefano Ferrara, a third-generation Neapolitan oven-builder.”

Abigaile's Sanford and Vuong are joined by Chris Stone and Michael Barson in the WildCarft venture.

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Brian Stoddard February 20, 2013 at 03:11 PM
Do they pay for this as an advertisement? I mean, opening a business in Culver City? Who cares?
Liz Spear (Editor) February 20, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Nope, they didn't pay for this as an ad. Interesting and good to know that you as a reader aren't interested in this kind of news. Weigh in folks, please, so I can determine what content you'd like on Hermosa Beach Patch and what's best left off the site. Thanks!
Margie F February 24, 2013 at 05:54 PM
I appreciate information linked to our local people and businesses.
Liz Spear (Editor) February 24, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Great! Tips on subjects... local people and businesses... would be appreciated. Stay tuned. There are some fascinating people & businesses in HB & we'll be getting the stories out soon.

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