A passion for food and community By Jillian Chandler | Photo by Annie Zasadny Photography
Laura and Seth Carey have much to be thankful for. The husband-and-wife duo have continued to do what they love for more than two decades—creating community around food through Versalia Pizza.
What started as a mobile oven in 2009 turned into a brick-and mortar in Spokane’s Kendall Yards in 2014. Maintaining a strong, loyal following as a place for the community to not just grab a bite to eat but to gather and enjoy one another’s company, the Careys were eager to move forward on a second location when the right opportunity presented itself. And in January of 2022, they expanded into Liberty Lake, opening their second Versalia Pizza location in the River District next to Orchard Park.
“We’ve been blessed to be able to bring what we’ve established and fostered in Kendall Yards to Liberty Lake,” shares Laura. “And since we opened our doors, the neighborhood has been exceptionally welcoming of us.”
A little history for those who don’t know: Liberty Lake is where their mobile oven originally got its start at the farmers market.
On the menu, of course, are their flavorful thin-crust pizzas (with vegetarian and gluten-free options available). Guests can also choose from a selection of creative salads, appetizers and desserts, and beer and wine, as well as a variety of seasonal cocktails perfect to enjoy in the cozy dining room.
Shortly after opening, they introduced their Mug Club, which quickly gained in popularity. The purpose of the Mug Club was the hope it too would foster community building within the space. To Laura and Seth’s surprise, it has been a huge success, selling out of mugs within the first few days of introducing it! They recently held their first Mug Club Members Party.
They currently have 50 members participating in their Mug Club! Members pay an annual fee to get in, and membership includes: 24-ounce beers for the price of a 16-ounce, 25 percent off Versalia merchandise, an invite to the annual Mug Club party, and for every 10 beer purchases members earn a free pizza!
Warm up this cold season with a slice of Versalia pizza, a fantastic glass of wine, beer or cocktail, great company and beautiful atmosphere—whether dining in Kendall Yards or Liberty Lake. It’s the perfect recipe to warm you up and brighten your spirits during the long, cold, wet season. As Laura attests time and time again, “More than anything, we’re a place for community, not just a place to eat.”
If you have an event in 2023 that you’re looking to have catered, did you know that Versalia Pizza can cater to events large and small? This past summer, they catered more than 70 events—many of those weddings! 2023 dates are filling up fast, so if you’re looking for a delicious way to impress your guests, Versalia Pizza is just the answer.
Kendall Yards 1333 W. Summit Pkwy
Spokane, WA 509.389.0029
River District 20760 E. Indiana Ave.
Liberty Lake, WA 509.290.5277