I have been fortunate enough to be invited to join a panel of judges at my old Alma mater - Old Dominion University - to eat a lot of pizza. I'm talking 6-8 pizzas in four categories! I don't mean I'm actually going to eat 6-8 pizzas (maybe) but we'll have samples of each to determine what we thinks qualify and the king of pies! That rhymed!
I can't mention who the contestants are but when I follow up I'll give the skinny on who threw their hat in the ring.
Disclaimer: Your favorite pizza joint might be participating in the contest. Do not get upset, sometimes life is unfair.
Marleigh is home this weekend for Mother's Day and she brought up 8 & Half pizza from Richmond! If you haven't had it, you need to the next time you're in Virginia's capitol city. The shop used to be an old bakery (form what I was told) and when you walk in it smells like sweet, roasted garlic. Love it.
Marleigh arrived home with three pizzas! We ate about two of them, I had three pieces even though I already had dinner at Lynnhaven Pub earlier. Brisket, a beautiful brisket sandwich from The Pub.
After eating some pizza we remembered we needed to drop off Marleigh's car for a service so we drove to the dealership and dropped the car off. On the way back home we saw a fox, she was fast and darted behind bushes and cars, avoiding my attempts to get a photo of her. We heard a bunch of yelling down the street while we were trying to find the fox, so we drove around the neighborhood and found a bunch of cars parked on the street.
Some kind of party was going on down the street and we saw a girl sitting on the corner looking creepy, it's been a while since I've seen anything like that happening around here. We headed home and ate more pizza and went to bed eventually, the Old Beach Farmers Market was in the morning and I needed to get up and try to make there before it closed. I have a bad habit of showing up right before it shuts down for the day.
Pizza with homemade sauce, crust, and garden vegetables.