Boston Pizza Competition Brings the Warmth to Metropolis Corridor Plaza
Simply name it pizza paradise: on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, 30 of the very best pizzerias from the Boston space and past will collect on Metropolis Corridor Plaza for the third yr in a row to dole out slices and pay tribute to the meals that’s at all times good, even when it’s unhealthy.
Among the many collaborating native outlets are The White Bull Tavern, Fiorina, Higher Crust, Depraved Tacky, and Pasta Seaside. Followers of the shuttered Cucchiello’s Bakery in East Boston might be blissful to be taught that the pizzeria might be making a comeback only for the pageant as nicely. There may even be quite a lot of guests from the place the place it began: Italy. Pizza e Fantasia, Langella Pizzeria, Da Peppe e Figli, and Starita e Materdei are all making the journey from Naples to sling their sauce-and-cheese specialties.
From Neapolitan to Sicilian, nearly each type might be represented. Sure, that features ingenious “pizza cones” and dessert—there’s even a complete sales space devoted to Nutella pizza. The entire pies might be cooked on-site in a handcrafted Marra Forni oven, and since scorching pizza is finest loved with chilly refreshments to clean it down, beer, wine, and Aperol spritzes might be served alongside the slices. Have dietary restrictions? No downside—gluten-free choices might be obtainable.
The family-friendly pageant actions and leisure might be appropriately pizza-themed, too. They embody “pizza acrobatics” carried out by the well-known Jersey Pizza Boys, pizza-making demos, and a pizza-tossing station for little ones to hone their abilities. Reside bands may even play tunes all through the weekend.
The pageant—which now holds the title of largest pizza occasion within the nation—was based by Raffaele Scalzi, proprietor of Casa Mia Cucina Italiana in Marblehead, and Giancarlo Natale, who has an intensive background in occasion coordination. The duo’s objective in creating the occasion was to have a good time their heritage and share their ardour for the beloved meals.
Admission to the pageant is $15 per particular person, and every slice is $2. If you wish to go massive and kick issues up a notch, there’s a $50 VIP possibility that gives you early entry to the pageant, free pizza from 11 am to midday, and an unique reward bag stuffed with goodies from distributors. To seek out out extra in regards to the Boston Pizza Competition and purchase tickets, go to bostonpizzafestival.com.