And The Winning Pizza Is...

When we asked what you’d create if you wielded our pizza peels we really had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. We anticipated a few dozen recipes, never imagining over 750 of our customers would submit their creations. The process of testing so many pizzas was daunting. After narrowing the field to the top 23 (one favorite per store) and many heated debates around the tasting table, we finally selected one winning pie. Congratulations to Page Harader for wowing us with her little slice of heaven! Page and her family have been 85th Street customers for several years. When we called with the good news she was clearly elated. She was actually eating a Pagliacci pie when we called. We asked her permission for a few slight modifications (after all it is “her” pizza) and she quickly agreed. Now Page and her family will get a year of pizza on the house. Not a bad return on her one recipe! Page’s creation is currently on our seasonal menu. It features smoked bacon, leeks, breadcrumbs, white cheddar and mozzarella on olive oil finished with arugula. While she creatively came up with a wonderful winter name, “By The Fire,” we’ve had a change of seasons so we are simply calling it Bacon Leek or Page’s Pie. Buon appetito!