Have A Slice Of Pizza For DIMEBAG DARRELLDecember 15, 2004
Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram reports that the original New York-style pizza restaurant around Dallas is Charlie's, serving the best of Long Island since 1982 off Loop 820.
Now an Arlington man who grew up on Charlie's pizza is gone too soon. Charlie's was a 1980s hangout for the young heavy-metal rockers of PANTERA, including late lead guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Abbott was fatally shot Dec. 8 at a club in Columbus, Ohio.
Charlie's and owner Charlie Langdon are credited on the band's first major release, "Cowboys From Hell", in 1990.
"I used to feed the whole crew," Langdon said this week. "They were just getting the band together." They started coming to an old location in the Eastern Hills neighborhood when Abbott was about 16 or 17, Langdon said. "They were always well-behaved."
Charlie's remains a pizza-fan favorite in eastern Tarrant County. It's at Meadowbrook and Handley Drive, a couple of blocks east of Loop 820.
Charlie's also must be the only pizza joint with a pastry chef.
Lora Holt, formerly of Eden's Restaurant, bakes some of the region's best meringue and fruit pies.
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