Family hopes to forge a pizza-making legend

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“Get them in, get them out, and get the dough crisp” is how Chris Marston described to the Daily Herald the pizza-making process at his new restaurant, Legends Pizza in Carol Stream.

Marston is a former service representative for Chicago Brick Oven, and at one point had up to six different models of pizza ovens in his backyard.

He and his wife, Michelle, achieved their dream of opening a restaurant this spring. Legends Pizza, at 158 N. Gary Ave., has a full bar and a carousel oven that cooks 12-, 14- and 16-inch thin-crust pizzas at 550 degrees.

The menu has an array of regular and specialty pizzas, such as the Veggie Lover and the Backyard BBQ. The eatery also serves ribs, pasta, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Its pizza sauce is a combination of recipes from Chris and Michelle’s grandmothers.

“My homemade tiramisù, I make that from scratch also,” Michelle said. “It’s light and fluffy and airy, not thick or dense or runny. I’m very particular.”

The menu has unique selections such as Pizzalata salad pizzas, an Italian sausage burger, a breaded steak Parmesan sandwich and a 12-inch S’mores dessert pizza.

The Legendary Bloody Mary, available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, is both a cocktail and a meal: a homemade Bloody Mary served with celery, olives, fried pickle, mozzarella sticks, bacon, a chicken finger, a meatball, onion rings, ribs, a small pizza and a mini-sausage burger, the Daily Herald reported.

The Marstons’ two children and another relative also are involved in the restaurant’s operations. For more, click here.

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