ON THE ROAD WITH PMQ
NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
Melanie Addington and Daniel Lee Perea took a whirlwind pizza
tour of New York, sampling the fare at such legendary spots as
Lombardi’s Pizza ( firstpizza.com), Totonno’s Pizzeria Napolitana
( totonnosconeyisland.com) and Di Fara ( difara.com). “Lombardi’s
sauce is something I dream about now,” Melanie says.
ON THE GO IN OHIO
;e PMQ crew braved a rough week of winter weather in Ohio, but the great
pizza made it all worthwhile. After holding the U.S. Pizza Team’s Winter
Acrobatic Trials at the North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show (NAPICS)
in mid-February, our video crew—Daniel Lee Perea, Melanie Addington
and Brian Hernandez—made side trips to Master Pizza ( masterpizza.com)
in Cleveland, Romeo’s Pizza ( romeospizza.com) in Medina, and Beavercreek
Pizza Dive in Beavercreek ( beavercreekpizza.com).
PMQ publisher Steve Green led a team west for the Winter Fancy Foods Show in San
Francisco, and Missy Green Assink checked out several Bay Area pizza shops, including
Bluebird Pizza in San Leandro, owned by PMQ ;ink Tank member Fran Leidy, and visited
U.S. Pizza Team member Leah Scurto at Pizza My Heart ( pizzamyheart.com) in Los Gatos.
LET IT ROLL
On a trip to Las Vegas, Tracy Morin rolled high numbers at 800 Degrees
( 800degreespizza.com) and Five50 Pizza Bar ( aria.com/dining/restaurants/
five50-pizza-bar). “In America’s gambling mecca, local ingredients, fast
service and customizable fare prove a winning combination for pizza
restaurants,” Tracy says.
FROM PARIS TO GOTHENBURG
After showing o; her dough spinning moves and judging the Pizza
Grand Prix in Gothenburg, Sweden, Missy Green Assink was interviewed by a local radio station, Mix Megapol, then dropped in on
the PizzaMaster oven factory to see how Sweden’s top-selling ovens
are put together. From there, it was on to Paris for Parizza, France’s
national pizza trade show, and the Tour de France pizza competition.
From coast to coast and continent
to continent, the PMQ sta;
roams the world to uncover the
latest pizza trends. For more in-depth accounts of our travels, visit
FIVE50 PIZZA BAR