What is “the most perfect food ever”?
At least, that’s according to the (probably biased) organizers of the Phoenix Pizza Festival.
A $10 advance ticket got you in the gate, and then you could wander around sampling pizza for $2-4 a slice, listening to bands, and/or playing a few rounds of cornhole. There were at least a dozen pizza makers, plus beer, wine, lemonade, and gelato.
The pizza ranged from high quality, foodie-grade slices to what a friend of ours would affectionately call “emergency pizza.”
In the spirit of the event, some people even dressed up. We chatted with DJ and (self-proclaimed) Pizza Expert Mastamonk, who was wearing a pepperoni-patterned pajama onesie, pizza socks, and a cap that said “send pizza.”
Later in the afternoon, toppings started to run out and certain items were off the menu – so plan on arriving on the early side for a better selection. On the other hand, vendors got increasingly generous about offering discounted pies or sneaking you extra slices just before they had to pack it up for the day.
It was a fun way to discover new Phoenix-area pizzas. So mark your calendar for the 2017 Pizza Festival, tentatively scheduled to be held in the same location (Hance Park) on November 21st.
And, if you happen to have a pizza onesie laying around the house, this would be the place to wear it.
We were guests of the Phoenix Pizza Festival.