I might as well pass this along
(Long Island, NY – Oct, 2005) The 3rd Annual Best Pizza on
Festival and Bake-Off was held on Sat., October 1, 2005
Family Fun Park.
Pizzeria finalists were the top contenders as
voted by Long Islanders
in the Best Pizza on Long Island Contest. Visitors to
the Web site were
able to vote for their favorite pizza by entering their
votes on the site at
five pizzerias in each category were invited down for the final
and judging at the Long Island Pizza Festival & Bake-Off.
THE WINNERS ARE...
-Best Regular Pizza
Gigante's Pizza of
-Best Sicilian Pizza
Prince Umberto's of Franklin
-Best Marinara Pizza
Gigante's Pizza of
-Best Grandma Pizza
Spassos Pizzeria of
-Best Specialty Pizza
Prince Umberto's of Frankin
Each pizzeria generously donated their time, supplies and
make this a fun-filled day for all who attended. Participating
Official LongIsland.com "Best Of Long Island" Awards and
gift certificates for
food supplies from Cremosa Foods.
Pizza of Wantagh won for Best Grandma Pizza. In addition, Spassos
'Best Overall' in the Long Island Pizza Contest. Spassos was honored
Carlucci, World Champion Pizza Acrobat to represent the World Pizza
in the World Pizza Championships to be held in Salsomaggiore, Italy
in April, 2006.
Spassos receives an all-expense paid trip to Italy
representing the United States and
sponsored by the World Pizza Champions,
Inc. For more information, go
**Prince Umberto's Pizza
of Franklin Square won in two categories, Best Sicilian
and Best Specialty
Pizza. As a special honor, Prince Umberto's will go on to compete
American Pizza Championships. The winner from the American Pizza
competition goes on to compete representing the US in the
America's Plate, an International
Competition held at Pizza Marketing
Quarterly (PMQ) New York Pizza Show on Nov. 1-2, 2005.
For more information
about the New York Pizza Show, go to
The Best Pizza on Long Island
Contest & Festival is an annual event put together by
promote local pizzerias and at the same time raise funds for a good
portion of the proceeds goes to Long Island Cares and Island Harvest,
organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry on Long
Sponsors include Party Pizzazz, event planning services;
World Champion Pizza Acrobats;
Adventureland Family Fun Park; Cremosa Foods;
Marsal & Sons, Inc. Pizza Ovens and WBAB
Radio Station. This is an
officially sanction event by Pizza Marketing Quarterly Magazine (PMQ)
preliminary competition to the American Pizza Championships. Supporters,
volunteers and friends are gratefully acknowledged for helping to
make this event possible.
Next year's contest will begin Spring
2006. Check the Web site at
http://www.longisland.com/bestpizza for updates
and more information
about the Best Pizza on Long Island Contest
For more information about the Pizza Contest & Festival,
please contact Ruthie,
our event coordinator at 631-423-3445.
I have no idea where any of these places are. But if you're ever in one of the areas, check 'em out.