66 taps including local, regional, and some choice national beers.
Chief Ignition Officer
Known by some as “Chopper,” Chip is the impresario of The Grove entertainment district. His favorite firecracker memory is a long-ago 4th of July that became a neighborhood legend: a car trunk full of firecrackers, intended for individual use, was accidentally ignited all at once by Chip’s dad. This kind of fiery spectacle (in which no one gets hurt, of course) is something of an inspiration for the new Firecracker Pizza & Beer Brand.
As the owner-operator of landmark cultural destination Atomic Cowboy as well, Chip has learned a thing or two over the last fourteen years about how people like to drink, eat, hang out, and be entertained. He attributes his success in restaurants, nightclubs, concerts, and neighborhood revitalization to common sense and an acute attention to detail. In designing the “Craft Casual” experience, Chip’s goal is to “bring hand-crafted pizza and beer together like never before.”
Corey J. Moszer
“The Moz Machine,” as he’s affectionately known, Corey has a tattoo dedicated to his favorite firecracker memory on his upper right bicep. Seriously, you’re just going to have to ask to see it.
Corey has 12 years of experience in hospitality as a coordinator of positive energy with an emphasis on beer, bourbon, and cocktail enthusiasm (most recently at Atomic Cowboy). He’s also something of a stand-up comic behind the bar. At Firecracker, he’s bringing the beer-drinking and beer-making communities together. Through his advanced Cicerone-certified acuity for the craft, he’s commanding 66 taps of expertly curated and perfectly poured beers. He’s also taking charge of beer-inspired and classic cocktails, in collaboration with his famed mentor Tony Saputo of Saputo Libations.
“Chef Dougie” can still remember the first time he LOL’d to the infamous Joe Dirt scene where actor David Spade spouts off a litany of absurd firecracker names. That’s why he incorporated his favorites (including “Whistlin’ Kitty Chaser”) on today’s Firecracker Pizza & Beer menu. From the classics to the daily specials, Dougie ensures every delicious bite is packed with fiery flavor.
Before coming to us at Firecracker, Doug earned his pizza degree when a certain St. Louis pizzeria chain got a highly publicized nod from then-President Obama, prompting a dazzling opening in Washington, D.C., during the administration’s go-go years. After his stint in the nation’s capitol, Doug served as regional chef leading the effort to create signature pizza and menu items consistently across multiple locations.
Prior to his two-decades-long career, Doug earned a degree in culinary arts from the famed Culinary Institute of America in New York. He has cooked for the likes of George Clooney, Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, and Hilary Swank.
We don’t need no stinkin' straws!
We talk a big talk, but we’re also really into the environment. You won’t see any straws at Firecracker, and most of what you will see is recycled.
We live here.
Well, not here,
but close by.
All of the Pizza Posse and owners live and love St. Louis. Located in the vibrant Grove neighborhood, we are excited to be a part of an amazing food and culture scene in the city.
Shield Your Eyes,
You may have noticed our building mural (f*ck yeah, amirite?). Designed by TOKY and painted by Scott Pondrom/Design Deli.