Pizza Expo 2013 (#2)

Beautiful pizza at the Pizza Expo final competitions

Feed me now…

Loving the fresh tomato mozzarella stacks, I think there is prosciutto or mushroom or something in there too.

Pizza Expo 2013 (#1)

Fresh mozzarella, amazing pizza dough crust, cherry tomatoes, basil

This was one of my favorite booths to snag a few slices of ZA, but this photo here is a beautiful work of art!!

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Pizza Expo 2013!

This week I’m headed to Vegas for the 2013 Pizza Expo! I’m so excited to meet up with some friends and contacts and can’t wait to see the new exhibitors, listen to the seminars, and learn more and more about pizza!

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Backspace Pizzeria- Austin, TX

Another classic pizzeria to bring me back to the world of ZA! I really enjoyed dining at Backspace pizzeria. Located right at San Jacinto & 6th Street, this gem is in prime location with quality choices and promises great food. The size of the pizzas were much smaller than my last pie at Il Cane Rosso. Of course I got the margherita pizza, which was fluffy, crunchy, and FRESH with red sauce and olive oil edges. I also tried their tasty Brussel Sprouts since they were part of the special happy hour deal. Eating at the pizza bar also added to my enjoyment. I love seeing people prepare my food, and it fits in with the foodie craze. Continue reading Backspace Pizzeria- Austin, TX

Italiano’s- Temple, TX

This pizzeria was right across the street from Scott & White hospitals. It had great reviews on urbanspoon, and I assume it is because many hospital employees, doctors, nurses, etc. dine there. We walked into an order-at-the-counter operation. It reminded me of a food court Sbarro, where the slices are reheated after you order. Everyone ordered a variety of toppings/slices, and I went for the mozzarella, ricotta, & spinach calzone.

In the below pictures, mine is swimming in sauce. The food was fine for lunch, and everything was served on paper plates. Costs for slices were cheap, although my calzone ran higher at about $7.00. I wouldn’t say I loved the calzone, but it was satisfying for lunch. Garrett’s stuffed crust pizza was overwhelming, but he enjoyed it, and Harold’s heavily topped pizza was satisfactory. Judging by the photos below, it doesn’t look particularly appetizing. I don’t plan on running back here immediately… but at least we’ll know what to expect the next time around.

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