California Pizza Kitchen opens in Perkins Rowe

The original barbecue chicken pizza chain already has Baton Rougeans crowding into its newest location in Perkins Rowe. Distinct pizzas include pear and gorgonzola, which features caramelized pears and sweet onions doused in three cheese and a gorgonzola ranch dressing, and the Thai chicken pizza in a peanut-ginger and sesame sauce. Wash that down with a pineapple Mojito martini or a California cosmo, and you’ll be set. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week; until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Call 766-3840 for take-out orders.