Las Vegas Pizza Festival 2019
Good Pie – Detroit Style Gluten Free w/ Caputo Flour, Rosa Grande Pepperoni, Ciao Tomatoes, Galbani Premio Mozzarella, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil
Fries n’ Pies – Taco Pizza w/ Cheddar Cheese, Chipotle Cream Cheese, Ground Beef, Lettuce, Pico Di Gaillo, Sour Cream, Guacamole
Laura Meyer – Romalyn Pizza w/ Whole Milk Mozzarella, Mortadella, Pistachio Pesto, Galbani Mascarpone, Ricotta Cream, Lemon Zest, Pistachios, Calabrese Honey
Side Piece Pizza – New York CSP Pizza w/ Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, Basil, Pepperoni
Brooklyn’s Best Pizza & Pasta – Grandma’s Pizza w/ Sweet Plum Tomato, Mozzarella Cheese, Garlic, Basil Sauce
Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar – Di Fara Special Sicilian Pizza w/ Caputo Flour, San Marzano Tomatoes D.O.P, Margherita Pepperoni, Polly-O Cheese
The Naked City Pizza Shop – Buffalo 22 Pizza w/ Roasted Garlic Crust, White Garlic Sauce, Galbani Mozzarella, Cup n Char Pepperoni, House Italian Sausage, Crispy Garlic, Mike’s Hot Honey
Yukon Pizza – The Yukon w/ Sourdough Crust, Pickled Red Onions, Galbani Mozzarella, San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Pecorino Romano Cheese, Basil, Olive Oil
Settebello Pizzeria – Bacon Marmellata Pizza w/ Caputo Flour, House-made Bacon Jam, Goat Cheese, Balsamic Reduction, Thyme, Mozzarella, Olive Oil
Carmine’s Pizza Kitchen – Sicilian Pizza w/ Tomato Sauce, Galbani Cheese
Pizza Rock – Detroit Rosa w/ White Cheddar, Wisconsin Brick Cheese, Butter Toasted Corners, Marinara, Garlic Oil, Romano, Oregano, Pep Rosa
Metro Pizza – 5 Day Rise Sicilian Pizza w/ Galbani Whole Milk Mozzarella Loaf, Grated Romano, Rosa Grande, Regular Slice Pepperoni
Pop Up Pizza – Spinach & Artichoke Pizza w/ Roasted Artichokes, Mozzarella Cheese, Spinach, Garlic Cream Sauce
Pizzeria Monzu – “New World” Pepperoni Pizza
Those Guys Pies – White Pie w/ Mozzarella, Ricotta, Garlic, Grana Padano
Pizzeria Monzu – “New World” Schiacciata w/ Porchetta, Rucola
Flour & Barley – Gluten Free Big Apple Pizza w/ Mozzarella Cheese, Pepperoni
Those Guys Pies – Sin City Square w/ Marinara, Mozzarella, Rosa Grande Pepperoni
Good Pie – The Good Good Grandma Pizza w/ Caputo Americana Organic Flour, Ciao Tomatoes, Galbani Premio Mozzarella, Fresh Mozzarella, Greco Italian Sausage, Imported Artichokes
b.B.d’s – Italian Feast Zeppole
Ada’s – Peanut Butter Captain Crunch Ice Cream
Founded in partnership with the Las Vegas Pizza Alliance, Novmber 16th marked Las Vegas’ inaugural Pizza Festival, and with participants including Good Pie, Pizza Rock, Metro Pizza, The Naked City Pizza Shop and others the event at The Industrial Event Space was a tremendous success both for vendors and those fortunate enough to attend.
Truly a showcase for local talent, and well-spaced across the outdoor venue downtown, it was shortly after noon that VIP guests gained entrance to taste more than twenty different Slices, each place showcasing their unique signature style, from classic Sicilian and Grandma to modern and even Gluten-free.
More celebration than competition, Metro’s John Arena having long-fostered collaboration amongst would-be competitors, which Slice was “best” became moot almost immediately, though truth be told that honor would be a two-way tie between Metro’s 5 Day Rise Sicilian and Pizza Rock’s picture perfect Detroit Rosa.
Only $45 for all-you-can eat Slices plus a take-home box, VIPs also offered a lounge with Ada’s Ice Cream and plenty of cold adult Beverages for $40 extra, it seems impossible to imagine that any guest left hungry or disappointed…except perhaps for the fact that they’ll have to wait twelve months for the event to (hopefully) take place once again.