August 02, 2012
For the third consecutive year, Pizza Today has been honored with recognition from Trade Association Business Publications International. The TABBIE awards recognize editorial and design excellence, and this year Pizza Today won a total of three TABBIES — including the magazine’s first-ever gold medal finish.
Art Director Josh Keown brought home first place in the “Best Cover, Special Issue” category for the September edition of Pizza Today. Likewise, that same installment, which the magazine dubbed “The Style Issue” for its inside look at the many various styles of pizza being served in the U.S. today, finished fourth in the highly competitive “Single Best Issue” category. With roughly 500 entries from across the world in this category, this represents Pizza Today’s highest showing in the Single Best Issue competition to date. The magazine finished 25th in 2010 and 9th in 2011.
Finally, Managing Editor Mandy Detwiler earned a third-place finish in the “Focus/Profile Article” category for her Independent of the Year feature on Chicago’s Piece Pizzeria & Brewery.
“I could not possibly be more proud of our team and its achievements,” says Pizza Today editor-in-chief, Jeremy White. “To finish 4th out of 500 entries is pretty remarkable. It places us well within the top 1 percent of trade magazines worldwide. I’ll certainly take that!
“And for Josh and Mandy to earn individual medals of that magnitude is simply fantastic. No one in publishing deserves the recognition more. They spill excellence onto the pages of Pizza Today each and every month.”
Slice of Hope 2012 T-shirts Now Available
October 12 is just around the corner, uniting the industry for Slice of Hope 2012 to fight breast cancer. T-shirts are now available, with a fresh look for this year. Shirts are available in black and pink. In response to numerous requests, we are debuting the “women’s cut” pink shirts.
Slice of Hope T-shirts sell for $10 each. Profits from the sale of each T-shirt will be donated to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Click here to buy Slice of Hope T-shirts, pledge a percentage of your sales on October 12 or make a gift donation.
Pizza Today names 2012 Independent of the Year
The speculation starts to build immediately after International Pizza Expo each March: who will be the newest Independent Pizzeria of the Year?
Well, for 2012 the cat is now out of the bag. Pizza Today has named Los Angeles-based Fresh Brothers as the Independent of the Year. Click here to learn more about Fresh Brothers and why it was chosen.
Featured Recipe — Classic Margherita
Is any pizza more simple or perfect than the classic Margherita? We didn’t think so, either! Make your own variation of the Neapolitan staple today.
1 pizza shell, about 12 inches in diameter
1 cup canned plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
10 ounces mozzarella di bufala,* sliced
For the rest of this delicious recipe, click here: