I am amazed at the supportive community in the pizza world! The more pizza events I attend, the more I learn about great people in the pizza business. Because pizza is a universal food, everyone can tell their own story about it…
At my first pizza event, the Pizza Executive Summit in Chicago, I met Brianna & Jonathan Cowan. They are a young couple running a take-out & delivery pizzeria in Orland Park, IL. Not only was their enthusiasm contagious, but their passion for business & growth helped me a see another side of the pizza world.
I was lucky enough to stop by their shop, Old Town Pizza Company, when I was working in Lemont, IL. It was truly a treat. Here are some things I learned… Continue reading My Love for Old Town Pizza Co
I have visited this restaurant 3 times before in Delray Beach, FL. One night, we had a team dinner with approximately 12 consultants in attendance. Our team’s Sr. VP was in town, so we organized a meal at Vic & Angelo’s in West Palm Beach. I was very excited because I remember the food being high-quality and satisfying.
MMM PIZZA... worst angle for photos, but cut me some slack!
Continue reading Vic & Angelo’s- West Palm Beach, FL
I absolutely love it when new pizzerias open up… especially when they are in my favorite city… AND when they have rebranded themselves. Eduardo’s Enoteca is a wine bar that used to be a good ol’ Edwardos. I really enjoy Edwardos, and I’ve already written two posts about them. But now that they completely changed their menu (but kept the carryout/delivery operation), the place looks brand new!
5 girlfriends and I arrived at the restaurant around 6:30, quite early for a Saturday night. We came ready to wine & dine and were satisfied with the options. In fact, there were too many good options to choose from.
- We were given some of the fresh mozzarella crostini as a light starter to our meal. As much as I love mozzarella & tomatoes, I learned that I enjoy balsamic and/or olive oil as well. It needed a tad more flavor to make me fall in love. Then again, the fresh mozzarella was superb. Continue reading Eduardo’s Enoteca
FINAL EXPO POST! [Part 3 of 3 posts] Earlier this month, I went to the international Pizza Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Amidst a busy time at work, I was able to steal away 2 days to see what many pizza stars, restaurant owners, and vendors consider the “Superbowl” of pizza conventions.
This post is my last of three posts about the expo.
- International Pizza Expo- The exhibitors- Food & cool products
- International Pizza Expo- The competitions- International Pizza Challenge & World Pizza Games
- International Pizza Expo- The Seminars- Learning from the best
OH, the seminars.
The pizza Expo was great because of one of its main attractions; it allows pizza owners & operators to learn from others on how to make their business better. Although there was an overwhelming amount of booths & pizzas, the scheduled seminars brought another level of depth to the week. I was lucky to travel with pizza operators Brianna and Jon from Old Town Pizza and Mike & Brianne from DeNunzio’s Pizza. From their experiences and anticipated concerns, I learned more than I ever thought I would about today’s pizzerias and what they need to become successful. Read ahead for a few highlights: Continue reading International Pizza Expo- The Seminars