Local artisan pizzaria, bottle shop opens on Eagle Road Blue Tiger Pizza brings 'fresh vibe' to what some see as 'franchise row' By Holly Beech firstname.lastname@example.org HollyBeechMP Oct 9, 2017 (…) Facebook Twitter Email Blue Tiger Pizza, an artisan pizzaria and bottle shop, is now open at at 1435 N. Eagle Road. Courtesy of Dylan Hutter Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Blue Tiger Pizza, an artisan pizzaria and bottle shop, is now open at at 1435 N. Eagle Road. Courtesy of Dylan Hutter Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Making pizza dough at Blue Tiger Pizza is a three-day process, said Dylan Hutter, who opened the new pizzaria and bottle shop Sunday on Eagle Road in Meridian.The pizza is cooked at about 700 degrees in a wood-fire oven.“They’re in and out of the oven in about four minutes,” Hutter said. “It’s that classic pizzaria kind of feel.” Yes, that means throwing dough up in the air and all, he said. He brought in artisan pizza chef Zack Powers from Seattle.Blue Tiger Pizza is at 1435 N. Eagle Road — where Barnyard Kitchen and Bar used to be — next to Lucky Fins and Red Robin on the corner of Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue. The pizzaria uses cheese from Eagle Road Creamery next door, Hutter said.Along with pizza, Blue Tiger offers local sodas, draft beer and bottled and canned wine.“I’m just really excited about this,” Hutter said.He expects an “independent operation with a fresh vibe” to attract attention on Eagle Road — which he calls “franchise row.”Blue Tiger Pizza is Hutter’s sixth restaurant. He most recently owned two restaurants in Portland, which he sold to move back to Idaho after 16 years of being away. Hutter has three nephews in the area, he said, and wanted to live closer to them.Hutter’s family used to run Four Seasons Nursery in Nampa, where Costco Wholesale is now. One of his first restaurant jobs was at the Copper Canyon, formerly in downtown Nampa.For the month of October, Blue Tiger Pizza is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The restaurant plans to be open seven days a week by November and will possibly expand its weekend take-out hours, Hutter said. More from this section Meridian Police search for men who stole 9 guns, 3 bows Posted: 5:12 p.m. Dog of the Week: Buddy Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 March for Meals March 17 at Kleiner Park Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 Grow announces Idaho Senate candidacy Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 Albertsons now offers grocery delivery with Instacart Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!