TNA Knockouts Champion, Tara, real name Lisa Marie Varon, will be putting her own spin on the Chicago deep dish with a new pizzeria due to open in the city next year.
Varon reveals to the Chicago Tribune that her new pizzeria will launch in early 2013. It will be located at 2418 N. Ashland.
Of course, long time Widow’s Peak Freaks will know that this isn’t Tara’s first rodeo; the veteran wrestler previously owned Fat Tony’s Pizzeria in Louisville, Kentucky, but sold the business in 2007.
Of the new venture, Tara reveals: “We’re sticking with what we know, with where we’ve previously had success. We’re focusing on artisanal brick oven pizza. Everything (will be) made on premise: the dough, a fifth generation sauce, fresh local ingredients. And then house blend burgers: hormone and antibiotic free beef, ground in house.”
“This is not a pet project for me. This is my job. I will continue to travel a couple days a week for wrestling, but I will be in the restaurant several days a week.”
The article also notes that Tara will be the subject of a documentary that is currently being filmed.