The long-awaited Barrio Logan pizzeria Dough Nations has finally fired up its oven and opened its doors in the Mercado del Barrio complex. Operating from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, the eatery will be celebrating its grand opening this weekend. The current menu features classic pizzas, including margherita and meat lovers, as well as salads, lasagna, spaghetti with meatballs, and chicken parmesan sandwiches, but the restaurant will eventually expand its offerings to spotlight “the doughs from many nations,” says Rodney Daylamay of GBOD Hospitality Group, which also runs downtown San Diego’s Meze Greek Fusion, El Chingon, Prohibition, and Havana 1920.
Once the eatery is in full operation, diners can expect fusion pizzas inspired by cuisines from around the world and topping choices which celebrate different regions of the United States; look for an elote-topped pizza and a pie covered in al pastor meat available by the slice or as whole pies. Drink options will include cocktails, 22 beers on tap, and two cold brew coffee choices.
With its name also being a play on the word donations, Dough Nations is planning to give back to organizations in the Barrio Logan area. Proceeds from monthly house drafts and cocktail specials will go to benefit local causes.