Not every boss will close the restaurants and take a dozen employees to Italy in the interest of research.
That's what Stalin Bedon and Tom Grim of Nomad Pizza did.
They're back in the States after about 11 days, and their shops at 611 S. Seventh St. and in Hopewell, N.J., will be back online Thursday, Jan. 31. (Actually, Bedon returned a day early to fix a problem at Seventh Street.)
You can read all about their trip in a photo-filled, eight-part blog we've been hosting on Philly.com/food.