Garage Pizza first opened back in 2015 in an old gas station in Downtown Vero Beach on Old Dixie Highway. Chef Michael Lander along with his son and culinary grad student Dylan, opened this wood fired pizza oven concept to much fanfare. Chef Michael, still passionate about fine dining from his days at The Moorings, decided to move on and open Michael’s Table in Orchid Island Brewery, and let his son Dylan run the restaurant by himself. Dylan had an amazing opportunity present itself in Colorado Springs that he couldn’t pass up, so they decided to close the restaurant. Fast forward to late 2020 and an opportunity to bring Garage Pizza back became a reality. In the same building as Michael’s on 7th was an open retail space that would be perfect for the new location. Garage Pizza is now partnership between Chef Michael and two long time associates of his, Chef James Foerst and Jessica Smith. After completely renovating the space, they officially opened in November 2020.
Now let’s jump right in and see what this place has to offer and what I had to eat!
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