WESTFIELD, NJ — Outta Hand Pizza threw a lunch party Friday afternoon for the Westfield Department of Public Works at the DPW building on North Avenue.
Guests of honor numbered close to 40 DPW employees.
And while Friday afternoon was a pleasant, balmy sunny day in town, Outta Hand Pizza owner Burim Regjaj was providing recognition for the many tasks the DPW has undertaken in Westfield over the course of an unusually stormy winter and spring in town.
"They do a lot of work for the town that goes unnoticed," Regjaj said. "We started our 'Feed Our Best' initiative every single month for all members of the police department, fire department and first rescue. This is our first opportunity to do the same for the DPW."
"They really wanted to do something to give back to us after some of the storms we had last spring," said Craig Gibson, the DPW supervisor of the Downtown Business District. "They donated pizzas to feed all the guys who handle storm cleanup and snow removal."
Located at 311 South Ave. W., across from the train station, Outta Hand Pizza has already held similar events for first responders in town and has also provided free meals to patients at a local veterans' hospital since it opened in April.
"We want to spread the word about us and to provide lunch to show the DPW our appreciation for all they do," Regjaj said.
Outta Hand Pizza serves up traditional pies along with gourmet pizzas, wraps, pastas, calzones and more. Regjaj said the fan favorites are the Napolitano Pizza Margherita, Sicilian Pizza, Pepperoni Pinwheels and the Chicken Francese.
Outta Hand Pizza offers counter service with seating available as well as delivery and pick up options.