Cork & Crust Pizzeria + Wine Bar is a concept by Jim O’Brien and Eric To. Our mission is to introduce a world class eclectic wine list and hand crafted cocktails next to quality house-made , cuisine to Madison AL. With our classic hand-tossed Italian pizza, unique flavor driven small plates and house-made pasta and cheeses, we make the commitment to provide our valued guest with the highest quality product, service and atmosphere for a memorable dining experience.Whether it’s drinks and small plates with friends or dinner with your family we want Cork & Crust Pizzeria + Wine Bar to be your community destination for good times and great food & wine.
Jim O’Brien started in the hospitality industry while living on Long Island working in several NY Style Deli’s. Jim left the industry and pursued a career in Telecommunications. Jim worked for the Associated Press as Assistant Communications Executive in NYC. After leaving Associated Press, Jim worked for several communications companies including TCG Communications in Staten Island NY (Director), ICG Communications in Denver CO (SVP of Operations), Deltacom in Alabama (EVP of Operations) and Earthlink (EVP Infastructure, Engineering and Operations) in Alabama. Jim is excited to be back in the hospitality business.
General Manager + Sommelier
Eric To is a International Sommelier Guild Certified Sommelier and holds a B.A. Hospitality. He spent the last 15 years in Denver, Colorado where headed Wine programs in some of the cities finest Hotels and Restaurants. Eric’s number one goal is to make wine approachable to his guest and interesting to everyone. Eric has worked and studied in some of the world’s finest vineyards in Germany, France, and Napa Valley. Eric’s wine lists have been recognized nationally by 5280 Magazine and he was Beverage Annalist Magazines “Sommelier Of The Month” In 2007 & 2010. Eric’s number one objective is to provide his guest with the highest quality cuisine, service and atmosphere.