Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I might as well pass this along

(Long Island, NY – Oct, 2005) The 3rd Annual Best Pizza on
Long Island
Festival and Bake-Off was held on Sat., October 1, 2005
at Adventureland
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
http://www.longisland.com/bestpizza

The top
five pizzerias in each category were invited down for the final
taste test
and judging at the Long Island Pizza Festival & Bake-Off.

AND
THE WINNERS ARE...

-Best Regular Pizza
Gigante's Pizza of
Oceanside

-Best Sicilian Pizza
Prince Umberto's of Franklin
Square

-Best Marinara Pizza
Gigante's Pizza of
Oceanside

-Best Grandma Pizza
Spassos Pizzeria of
Wantagh*

-Best Specialty Pizza
Prince Umberto's of Frankin
Square**

Each pizzeria generously donated their time, supplies and
expertise to
make this a fun-filled day for all who attended. Participating
pizzerias received
Official LongIsland.com "Best Of Long Island" Awards and
gift certificates for
food supplies from Cremosa Foods.

*Spassos
Pizza of Wantagh won for Best Grandma Pizza. In addition, Spassos
was deemed
'Best Overall' in the Long Island Pizza Contest. Spassos was honored
by Joe
Carlucci, World Champion Pizza Acrobat to represent the World Pizza
Champions
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
to:
http://www.worldpizzachampions.com

**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
in the
American Pizza Championships. The winner from the American Pizza
Championships
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
http://www.newyorkpizzashow.com

The Best Pizza on Long Island
Contest & Festival is an annual event put together by
LongIsland.com to
promote local pizzerias and at the same time raise funds for a good
cause. A
portion of the proceeds goes to Long Island Cares and Island Harvest,
non-profit
organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry on Long
Island.

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)
as a
preliminary competition to the American Pizza Championships. Supporters,
donations,
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
2006.

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.

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