Tara Launching New Pizzeria

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.

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  • shameronstar

    Wrestler, humanitarian, and entrepreneur! Tara is like wrestling’s Oprah or something:)

  • josh

    Good for her! I would love to get out there someday. Anyone know any more new on this documentary. I love all things Lisa/Tara/Victoria, so I can’t wait to see it.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com candice7000

    I live in Chicago so I will defiantly be there. Hopefully I get to meet her. Maybe I’ll tweet her to congratulate her.

  • The K@rmic HeeL

    Who doesn’t love this woman?! I’m so proud of her and she’s just an amazing person, I’m so glad she’s doing well. Her positivity is infectious!

  • Eveyy

    I live by there! Hopefully she is there I wanna meet her, I LOVE HER! & love pizza as well! :)

  • Mr. AJ Lee

    I live in Round Lake. Which is just an hour away from Chi Town. So on one o my trips out there I will deffinatly b making a stop in. I really hope I could have te oppertunity to meet one of the greatest female wrestlers in the business today.

  • Raekon

    I thought she had already opened that pizzeria because she had announced it around the end of last year already! ^_^

    Too bad I live in europe or I would had definately payed a visit there to see how it tastes and also to contribute to Lisas success as a guest in her restaurant! :)

    GJ girl! Keep going strong and much love from Germany!

  • shannymac

    Oh snap, I live just under an hour outside the city. I should go when it opens an get the scoop for DD!

  • http://vetaj.blogspot.com NurseBetty

    That around my cousin’s job. Will be stopping by.

  • divaindemise

    I love Chicago just as much as I love Tara.

  • Essex Boy

    I wanna go! Damn it! I’m in London :((

  • NT86

    A woman after my own heart :) I’m a massive fan of pizza (though I do try to keep healthy, so only for special occasions lol) and it’s awesome to see Lisa going back into the pizzeria business!

  • Rtylor

    Luv Tara/Victoria. Best of luck to her!