Tomorrow, Thursday, July 17th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., restaurants from all over South Philadelphia will compete for what may be the most honorable, and certainly delicious, title known to man: Pizza Olympics Champion. And this year, you get to decide who takes home the crown.
The 6th Annual Pizza Olympics at Penn’s Landing Caterer, 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard, will feature fifteen of Philadelphia’s pizza parlors, all of which will
fight knead for your votes. Guests will decide the top slices in seven categories – Best Crust, Best Veggie, Best Creative Topping, Best White, Favorite Sicilian, Top Tomato Pie, and Best Sauce. Tickets are $15 and get you three hours of all-you-can-eat pizza sampling. And in addition to your full stomachs, the event is providing a DJ, prizes, and performance by the Mummers.
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SliCE and Di Bruno Bros. have teamed up to create a special Margherita di Burrata Pizza topped with cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, Di Bruno’s handmade burrata and finished with fresh basil and sea salt. The pizza is available all month long and today only, free samples will be available from noon to 7 p.m. at all three SliCE locations (1740 Sansom St; 1180 S 10th St; 137 Egg Harbor Rd, Washnington Twp, NJ).
In addition to the burrata pizza, SliCE is also offering a burrata caprese salad for $10.95.
For all you youths out there who are obsessed with both food and the internet, have I got something for you.
Jake & Amir could be one of the funniest sketches on the Internet. If you haven’t heard of it, look it up, start with their first video and waste your day away. They’re a hilarious duo, and College Humor is a great site to quench a fit of boredom. Jake, Amir, and Streeter had a live show this past Friday and they hung out at Rittenhouse Square beforehand. They needed some pizza ordering advice, and I offered my assistance, as long as they provided Foobooz with some shameless self-promotion.
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A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to help inspire a pizza with the help of Marlo Dilks of SliCE pizza. My suggestions included ricotta cheese and pistachios. Dilks came back with the pizza at right. Rucula and pistachios with a base of chopped tomatoes, mozzarella and ricotta cheese. I’ve sampled the pizza, and must say it is pretty damned awesome. All three SliCE locations will have the pizza on special through July, 31.
With any luck, maybe this pizza can also become a permanent addition.
SliCE [Official Site]
On Friday, July 27th London kicks off its Olympics. Eight days earlier in South Philadelphia, we have the Pizza Olympics. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 19th, South Philly Review is holding its fourth annual Pizza Olympics down at Penns Landing Caterers at 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. A reasonable $10 gets you admission to the event and free samples from 15 local pizza joints.
There will be music, raffles, giveaways and DJs. You must be 18 to attend and tickets are available online or at the door (in limited quantity).
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This Saturday June 30th is Vegan Pizza Day. Across the country many pizza shops will be celebrating by serving vegan options. For you vegans out there, here are three Philly spots where you can get your own vegan pizza this Saturday.
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Drew Lazor takes umbrage to the premise that you cannot get good pizza in Philadelphia in his cover story in today’s City Paper. Lazor winds his way through Philadelphia’s best pizza haunts collecting opinions and theories galore on pizza in Philadelphia.
Waiting for Good Dough [City Paper]
Is it just us or is there really very little happening on Tuesdays around these parts? It’s the new Monday. But with two exhausting nights of the Phillies, maybe it’s time chill out and catch up with your DVR. Pizzeria Stella is now doing takeout if you’re in down that way orÂ have the Rittenhouse Square SliCE deliver. The truffle pizza hit the spot last time we ordered.
This Week, Philadelphia Magazine’s Restaurant Club Newsletter asks the question, are you readyÂ for Restaurant Week?
Restaurant Club [Philadelphia Magazine]
SliCE opens on Sansom Street this Monday. [Meal Ticket]
Seriously? Another name change in store for Stephen Starr’s Stella Pizza? [Grub Street]
Coo’s Sports Bar & Lounge is hoping to open this weekend on north Broad Street. [Meal Ticket]
APO Bar + Lounge is overhauling their drink menu adding 14 new drinks to the menu. [Meal Ticket]
Barb and Suzy’s Kitchen is a new stand at the Reading Terminal Market serving Pennsylvania Dutch sandwiches and bacon cheese fries. [Grub Street]
Parker’s Prime is looking to open next week in Newtown Square. It’s the latest from the Win empire. [Table Talk, Philadelphia, Inquirer]
Whipped Bakeshop is getting its own storefront in Fishtown. [Meal Ticket]
Cupcakes Gourmet adds a location in the Gateway Shopping Center. Perfect after your Five Guys burger. The Best of Philly winner is expanding from their Frazer location. [Restaurant Club]
Dr. Watson’s Pub is going to be sold by longtime owner Barry Sandrow. [Philly Gossip]