Jeff Seizer spent much of his career in fine dining, but his first culinary idols were the cooks at the pizza shop in his childhood Brooklyn neighborhood.

“They were like the coolest dudes in the world,” Seizer recounts. “The shop had this old-school Italian vibe. Everyone knew the pizza guys. They drove cool cars, and I looked up to those guys growing up.”

It is fitting, then, that Seizer now helms the pizza kitchen for Ponysaurus Brewing Co. at the company’s recently opened Raleigh Iron Works space, its third location. Leading a pizza kitchen, he says, is the culmination of a 22-year-long dream.

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