Kelvin and Mandy Slater, Blue Moon Pizza

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Word-on-the-street is that Blue Moon Pizza is good.  Very good.  So, instead of taking word-on-the-street at its word, I figured I might as well go straight to the source.  Kelvin and Mandy Slater are the owners of Blue Moon Pizza, and they were gracious enough to justify their pizza existence…

Q.  There’s a guy in Wisconsin named Don Gorske who has reportedly consumed over 25,000 Big Macs in his life.  How many pizzas would you estimate that your most faithful customers have ordered?

A. We would say that for the past 8.5 years, we have had some customers ordering at least one pizza a week. So, a conservative number would be 400-500. However, there are quite a few people that are in 3 to 4 times a week for lunch, ordering our Two Slice Lunch Special. There is no telling how many they have had.

Q. Favorite Atlanta neighborhoods?

A. We love Virginia Highland for the restaurants, shops, walkability, Piedmont Park, and of course the gorgeous homes.

Q. If you could create the ultimate home kitchen – cost not being a factor – what would it look like?

A. First it must be Viking and Sub-Zero inspired. Also very large, with lots of work and prep space, and a huge bar for everyone to gather ’round. Everyone would expect a pizza oven, so we wouldn’t want to disappoint them.

Q. When you’re not eating at Blue Moon Pizza, where do you like to dine out?

A.  Some of our favorites are Rathbun’s and Kyma, however, we don’t get there as often as we’d like. But since we are on the go a lot between the four restaurants, we stick to places that we know are quick and easy and that the food and service are consistent. Houston’s is a great example of that.  So often we will try the latest and greatest new spot ,but find ourselves always going back to the reliable spots.

Q.  What is Blue Moon Pizza, and why is it awesome?

A.  Blue Moon Pizza is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant that happens to serve pizza. It’s awesome because we have something for everyone, such as a full bar, a gluten-free menu, and other great menu items besides pizza. We are a great place for date night, families, office luncheons, softball teams…the list could go on and on. Our entire staff truly understands hospitality and knows that getting to know and taking care of our guests is the only key to our success.  They are the people that pay them, not the two of us.

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.