Just say the word "pizza" and you have my attention.

Tell me there's a new pizza joint coming to Grand Junction and I'm all ears and to get in line.

You may have heard the news, but I just found out. Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza is coming to Grand Junction and will open soon.

We don't know when the grand opening is, so here's what I can tell you.

The new pizza place will open at 2478 Highway 6 & 50 in the former Tan in Paradise location.

From what I can gather from their website, Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza is a small chain with locations in Iowa, Tennessee, and Missouri.

Their menu features pizza, sandwiches, cheese bread, and desserts available for dine-in, carry-out, and delivery. Their offerings include some very non-traditional pizzas for the adventurous type, as well as a meat pie for those who believe vegetables are a side dish and not the main course.

We'll keep our eyes open for the opening date. In the meantime, I'll extend a heartfelt Grand Junction welcome to Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza.