Throwback Thursday: Bragging Rights in April 2009

Mandy Detwiler

As editors of the No. 1 national pizza magazine, one of the best parts of our jobs is getting to travel and visit pizzerias. One of the most common sights we see? Brag walls filled with clippings, photographs, awards and notes from customers. It makes for interesting reading while you’re waiting for takeout or aMore »

Throwback Thursday: Tortellini in October 2003

Mandy Detwiler

When people find out what I do for a living, I’m often asked two questions: one, do I ever get sick of pizza and two, what’s the best pizza. (I’m usually not sure if people mean in the city, the country or the world. I have my favorites, of course …) As for tiring ofMore »

Domino’s Pizza celebrates handmade pan pizza, passion for handmade art in new campaign

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Team members at Domino’s Pizza are celebrating their handmade talents –– beyond just Handmade Pan Pizza –– in a national campaign beginning this week. The stars of the campaign are actual Domino’s team members who not only share their passion for crafting Handmade Pan Pizza, but alsoMore »

Throwback Thursday: All in the family in October 1990

Mandy Detwiler

I have never worked with a family member, but it would probably be a safe guess that it ain’t easy. In my 10 years at the magazine, I’ve met some pretty great families in this industry. Top of mind is the Hadjis family in California. I flew out to sunny San Diego in my firstMore »

Pizzaiolo Bruno DiFabio to serve as guest judge on Sunday’s ‘Chopped’ episode

Pizzaiolo and World Pizza Champion Bruno DiFabio will guest judge this Sunday’s episode of “Chopped” on the Food Network. The episode airs at 9 p.m. on February 2. “Chopped” pits four chefs against one another using a mystery basket of ingredients in three rounds: appetizer, entrée and dessert. After each round, one contestant is eliminatedMore »

Throwback Thursday: World Pizza Champions in March 2005

Mandy Detwiler

Recognize these guys? They’re founding members of the World Pizza Champions, and if you’ve attended a Pizza Expo in the last 8 years, you probably recognize them. These guys put the “awe” in awesome when it comes to acrobatic dough tossing. They’ve won not only national titles but also international accolades –– so many thatMore »

Americans to eat 1.25 billion chicken wings for Super Bowl

Buffalo Chicken Wings

First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t the only one turning 50 this year.  2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the first “Buffalo Wing” being sauced and tossed at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving –– Super Bowl Sunday –– upon us, there’s noMore »

The 2013 Independent Pizzeria of the Year is Pitfire Artisan Pizza

Paul Hibler, Pitfire Artisan Pizza

It’s 10:30 a.m. on a bright summer day –– not unusual for the California coastline –– and the folks at Pitfire Artisan Pizza in Costa Mesa are already hard at work. The front door is open to let in the breeze, and an employee stands on a ladder washing windows while another mans the wood-firedMore »

Throwback Thursday: New York Pizza in February 1988

Mandy Detwiler

Hey, 1988! Our February cover story that year was New York pizza. Every legit pizza magazine (hey, there’s really only one, right?) has to have the perennial history-of-pizza-in-the-US story, and all roads led to New York City in this issue. Gennaro Lombardi is generally credited for opening the first American pizzeria way back in 1905.More »