National Pizza Week 2013 in Review

Happy Belated National Pizza Week!

Although I was in Temple, Texas for most of the week, I still had some opportunities to eat ZA.

AND my weeks go from Monday-Monday, so I’m including the Golden Globes Sunday as part of my week. Here’s my short feedback on the four pizzas eaten 🙂

Schlotzkys- […]

Happy Holidays!

As the end of the year draws near, I wanted to wish you all a happy holiday! 🙂 I love eating pizza, but I love eating it when I’m around friends & family, and I hope you agree.

Cheers 🙂

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Los Angeles Pizza Tour

I took an awesome sister trip to Los Angeles in September. Both my sister and I had never been to LA, so we were excited to see the sights and some great friends. On the Friday of our trip, we were relaxing in our hotel room and I was perusing facebook. Lo and behold, […]

A week in Chicago

I spent a quick couple of days in Chicago along with some campus recruiting at my alma mater (University of Illinois). My days were filled with friends and pizza 🙂 I just wanted to show you some quick snapshots and give you my opinions:

Balena: A full post will be coming soon since I have not blogged about this place. The pizza was great, loved the combination of toppings, and the extended crust edges for dramatic effect :). The restaurant space is beautiful and the service was attentive… but we were there quite early into the evening.

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International Pizza Expo- The Seminars

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.

  1. International Pizza Expo- The exhibitors- Food & cool products
  2. International Pizza Expo- The competitions- International Pizza Challenge & World Pizza Games
  3. International Pizza Expo- The Seminars- Learning from the best

The seminars

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