Pizzas are baking at Bufad

Michael Pasquarello is so over the friends-and-family meals, so he will open Bufad, the wood-fired BYOB pizzeria at 13th and Spring Garden Streets, at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 - a week ahead of schedule.

Pasquarello, who also owns Cafe Lift and Prohibition Taproom down the street with his wife, Jeniphur, is making a lot of the ingredients from scratch.

Industrial decor includes rough-finished floors, wood-and-steel tables, and tiles.

Mike Pasquarello traces "Bufad" to slang uttered by his grandmother, who shortened l'abuffata ("binge") when referring to someone who'd overeaten.

It's open from 5 p.m. daily except Monday. It's cash only.

Menu is here.