FIRST LOOK: The Jarmer Room & Fifth Street Pizza

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Listen up, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Adelaide pizza connoisseurs alike! If the last year or so is anything to go by we’re pizzaholics. We’ve seen the rise of pizza bars all over the place: there’s Sunny’s Pizza, Chicco Palms, Napolia, Etica al Taglio, Pizza Lola and Pizzateca… just to name a few.

The newest kid on Bowden’s block however, Fifth St Pizza (from the geniuses behind Jarmer’s Kitchen), will be welcomed just in time for summer, so you can enjoy a few slices of your favourite cheese-oozing ‘za while you relax in their alfresco dining area with the warm summer breeze blowing through your hair. But that’s not all.

Alongside this, is the newly renovated section now known as ‘The Jarmer Room’. An event space that caters for weddings, christenings, corporate events, conferences… you name it. It can hold up to 130 seated and 240 for cocktail-style events. There’s also semi-private areas which opens onto Fifth Street which sit around 30. The best thing about this place is that they’ve made it sooo inviting and easy that all you have to do is rock up, enjoy and leave the clean up to them. When it’s not being used as an event space, it’s a tavern-style area catering for the locals with an up-market type pub which goes hand-in-hand with Fifth Street Pizza. Oh! And if that wasn’t enough, on Sundays the fabulous Jarmers folk will have acoustic bands playing and fun things like bingo nights.

Hand painted mural by owner, Linda Jarmer.

Back to the food! It’s not news that Chris Jarmer knows fire, heck, he’s the man who’s perfected cooking on the yoder smoker. What you may not know though, is that he also knows pizza, and the Jarmer’s new addition to their already-loved Kitchen, Fifth St Pizza, sees him taking his pizza-making skills from the backyard to the Park Terrace institution.

When these beautiful glass french doors are opened to let the pizza crowd in, it’ll feel eerily similar to Jarmer’s Kitchen, with the decor flowing throughout the two venues. It will feature a lot of white, herringbone tiles and a marble top fireplace, five beer taps, and a games area in the corner complete with a ping pong table, dart board and Star Wars pinball machine.

The newest pizza joint in the west will be open for lunch and dinner for both eat-in and takeaway. You can look forward to your traditional pizza favourites, like margherita pizza with fresh mozzarella and Chris’ favourite pepperoni and cheese, but there’ll also be a few contemporary flavours for those who like to mix it up: think Confit Duck with onion marmalade.

Bowden’s recently had a massive facelift, turning the north-west suburb into one of Adelaide’s most up-and-coming urban areas. The industrial, urban feel of Bowden has lead a diverse crowd to move in to the area of late, and while being located on the outskirts of town definitely has its advantages, it’s also famously difficult to park. Fortunately for customers of Jarmer’s, you never have to worry about parking. Not only do you avoid the dreaded parallel park, but if you’re a customer your parking is entirely free.

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