The 2014 International Pizza Challenge winners are…

International Pizza Challenge champions

International Pizza Challenge Champions Traditional Division: Brad Rocco, Bexley Pizza Plus, Bexley, OH;  American-Pan Division: Matt Molina, Capo’s, San Francisco, CA; Non-Traditional Division: Laura Meyer, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco, CA; Italian-Style Division: Giuseppe Manco, Della Rocco’s Pizza, New York, NY; Gluten-Free Division: Randy Hueffmeier, Randys Premier Pizza, Oakdale, MN; and 2014 Best of theMore »

Scenes from the Pizza World Championship in Parma, Italy

Parma Italy World Pizza Championship 11

  Pizza Today editor-in-chief Jeremy White is in Parma, Italy, this week for the 2014 Pizza World Championship (Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza). White has traveled to Parma with Pizza Today publisher Pete Lachapelle and Bill Oakley, executive vice president of Macfadden Protech, parent company of International Pizza Expo and Pizza Today. Flip through the galleryMore »

Pizza box fliers help catch child support offenders

Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Hopkins County’s Child Support Unit in Kentucky enlisted the help of pizzeria operators to find the area’s “most wanted” child support offenders. During a “March Mania” program, the child support unit placed “most wanted” fliers on pizza boxes at Godfather’s Pizza, Rocksans Pizza, Quality Pizza and Hobo Mickey’s Pizza in an effort to gain informationMore »

Big Monday night for pizza with NCAA Championships

  It’s going to be a huge sales night for many pizzeria operators. Pizzerias’ social media accounts are a buzz today and it’s all about college basketball and keeping their shops names top of mind with their fans by promoting game-time party packages, highlighting game-watching venue features and menu specials. As University of Connecticut andMore »

How much does a Margherita pizza cost across the country?

Motorino, New York, New York

The Margherita pizza with its crushed tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil is the staple of the Neapolitan classics. It’s such a beloved pizza that each year, on June 11, pizza enthusiasts dedicate the day to mark its birthday (125th in 2014). Eater took it upon itself to find out how much a Margherita pizza costsMore »

Pizza Patrón stirs controversy over new pizza’s name

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National Public Radio has canceled planned segments on Texas-based Pizza Patrón’s new limited time offer: La Ch!#gona. The pizza’s name has sparked quite the controversy. The ad makes reference to being “‘chingón’ enough to try the company’s spicy new pizza,” according to FOX25. While some think the word means “super cool” or “awesome, ” othersMore »

Eater releases its ‘38 Essential Pizzerias Across America’ list

Motorino, New York, New York

This is the second year for Eater’s “38 Essential Pizzerias Across America” list. Eater’s 38 pizzerias run the gamut on style, from New York, Chicago and New Haven to Detroit, Neapolitan and California. Eater devised its list based on the pizzas themselves and consulted a panel of chefs, TV hosts, authors, food writers and EaterMore »

Wine gaining ground as pizza companion

Everyone knows that pizza and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly. (We’re even bringing a craft beer pavilion and seminars on building a successful craft beer program to International Pizza Expo.) Wine is still big business for many Italian restaurants, and that means it can –– and does –– pair well with pizza.More »