In 1971 Dean Metcalf opened a small pizza place on Bertrand Drive called Dean-O’s and launched a family tradition. His son Tim and Tim’s wife, Karen, took over the business in the early 1980s, and now Tim’s son Greg and Greg’s wife, Ashley, are managing the new Kaliste Saloom Road restaurant, Dean-O’s South. “Our son was really hungry for his own restaurant,” Tim says. Ashley, who is also a registered dietitian, contributed heart-healthy items to the menu, including the guiltless pizza.
Throughout September, Dean-O's Pizza of the Month is the popular 3-Cheese Buffalo Chicken, featuring hand-battered chicken tenders tossed in Dean-O's special red-hot sauce, layered on a Parmesan-sauce pizza crust and signature blend of mozzarella and Monterey-Jack cheeses, then topped with cheddar cheese. Other specialty pizzas include the Cajun Executioner, a carnivore’s delight with pepperoni, hot sausage and spicy shrimp flavored with fresh onions, bell peppers and jalapenos, and the Cajun Canaille (mischievous Cajun), a blend of shrimp, Louisiana smoked sausage and jalapenos. Dean-O’s also offers its famous cheese bread, salads, poboy/sandwiches, pastas, desserts and a kids menu.
When the Metcalfs took over the space, they totally gutted it inside and out, leaving virtually no trace of its Mexican-themed predecessor. The family also owns a third restaurant, LA Seafood House, at 1917 Ridge Road in Duson.
Read more about the Metcalfs' new south side venture in the next issue of ABiz, out on newsstands Sept. 28.
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