By Heather Regula, Correspondent
“When a moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore!”
A modern-day verse to the 1953 classic song could be “…when Fire Street Pizza hosts Temple Children’s Museum, that’s amore! When the exhibits entertain children, while pizza fills bellies, that’s amore!”
Children of all ages took part in hands-on and interactive, learning experiences during the Temple Children’s Museum’s pop-up discovery center at Fire Street Pizza on Saturday, June 23.
“I wanted to combine Temple Children’s Museum with Fire Street Pizza for a day! We have a lot of families who are regulars here, and I thought this would be a great experience for everyone,” explained Fire Street Pizza owner Jason Brumbalow.
The interactive pop-up display consisted of five exhibits spread throughout Fire Street Pizza’s outdoor area.
“We’ve had a long relationship with Jason (Brumbalow) – he has helped us with the museum, and having pop-up exhibits at Fire Street Pizza is a natural fit,” remarked Ellen Burnett, Vice President of the Temple Children’s Museum Board.
Families stood a line that wrapped around the building before the doors even opened on Saturday, in anticipation of Saturday’s event.
“When I saw on Facebook that the Temple Children’s Museum was going to have their pop-up exhibits here, I was so excited! We have eaten here once before, and the food is delicious. Today is the first time we’ve been able to catch one of the Museum’s shows,” stated Marline Fry. “I work on Fort Hood, and we talked about this event at my work. A few of my co-workers and their families are out here today too!”
Greg McAnaw and his family are Fire Street Pizza enthusiasts, and they appreciated Saturday’s bonus of having the Temple Children’s Museum on-site.
“We love this place! Fire Street Pizza has a great, family-friendly atmosphere. The pizzas are unique and tasty, and the drinks are always cold,” said McAnaw. “We haven’t ever seen the Temple Children’s Museum’s exhibits before, and I’m impressed! The displays are interactive, and the kids seem to enjoy them!”
The next Temple Children’s Museum’s pop-up show will be at Bird Creek Burger Co. in Temple, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, and again at the same location on Thursday, August 16. Fire Street Pizza is open Thursday-Friday 5 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.