In 2012, Kenny and Kendra Howard fulfilled their dream of opening a Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria. They started Fireflour as a mobile restaurant and quickly expanded into a 800 square foot space in Downtown Bismarck. They jumped at the chance to expand when the adjacent storefront became available in the fall of 2013. With the additional space, Fireflour doubled their seating capacity and opened a craft coffee bar.
The name Fireflour consists of the two essential elements of Neapolitan pizza. The “fire” represents the wood fired oven and the “flour” represents the most important ingredient in the pizza dough. Our 2 1/2 ton wood fired oven was hand built in Naples, Italy and reaches blistering temperatures up to 900 degrees. The dough is made from scratch daily, fermenting for 48 hours before being placed into the oven for a 60 – 90 second bake. We emphasize hand-crafted, high quality ingredients and lovingly prepare them with labor intensive methods. Our fresh mozzarella is hand-stretched from Wisconsin curd and the housemade fennel sausage is made from Berkshire breed pork. Some of the other uncommon ingredients we prize include: Caputo 00 flour, Bianco DiNapoli organic plum tomatoes, La Quercia artisan meats, and local organic produce.
We’ve partnered with Dogwood Coffee based out of Minneapolis to bring craft coffee to Bismarck. Dogwood believes sourcing and roasting are critical components of the end cup, and as such the equipment and methodology used are not to be overlooked. Our menu is simple, yet refined, with single-origin pour-over offerings and espresso drinks crafted on our Synesso espresso machine.
We also have an extensive craft beer selection including limited draught offerings and a list of stand-out wines. Start your meal with one of our house salads, and finish it with some housemade gelati or sorbetti. In addition, we have various bakery offerings including the popular Saturday morning cinnamon caramel rolls. We’ve carefully developed our menu to create a gathering place for people to enjoy delightful, handmade food and drink.
Stop by for some Fireflour pizza at your favorite events this summer:
- Art in the Park (Mandan) July 2-4;
- Urban Harvest (Bismarck) July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11;
- Turtle Days (Turtle Lake) July 9;
- Capital A’Fair (Bismarck) August 6-7;
- Capital Farmers’ Market (Bismarck) August 10;
- Slide the City (Mandan) August 27;
- Downtowners’ Street Fair (Bismarck) September 16-17;
- Applefest (Bismarck) September 24-25
We have struck up a great relationship with Askinosie Chocolate and we’re thrilled to sell their lineup of single-origin bars and a couple of their collaBARation bars. Two of their single-origin bars won awards at the 2016 Academy of Chocolate Awards. 100% Traceable From Bean to Bar.