My Column in a Pizza Magazine Won an Award!

Lesson #1: There is a magazine devoted to pizza. Actually, there are several. The one I write for is called Pizza Today. There’s another one called PMQ’s Pizza Magazine. There is also a Canadian pizza magazine called, you guessed it, Canadian Pizza Magazine! Italy has five last time I checked and both China and Australia each have their own version of PMQ’s Pizza Magazine. These magazines are all for the food industry more than they are for people who are just really into pizza, although I’ve been reading them and learning a TON even before I started running pizza tours and judging pizza competitions.

Lesson #2: I write a column for Pizza Today called “Man on the Street.” It has been about 2 years since I started sharing my view as a professional pizza consumer with the magazine’s readership, which consists of some 40,000 pizzerias across the country. My columns let pizza operators know what’s going on inside the minds of their customers. Read it here!

Lesson #3: My monthly column won a prestigious award! The kind folks at Pizza Today entered “Man on the Street” into a competition run by the Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI). I took home a bronze medal in the Best Regular Column category at the 2013 TABBIE awards. A magazine called Elevator World took home the gold for what I’m sure is a thrilling column. My warning to Elevator World: next year YOU’RE GOING DOWN!!!

Slice of Hope - Help the Pizza Industry Fight Breast Cancer

Happy National Pizza Month!

That’s right, October is National Pizza Month. Why? How? Well, it all started in 1987 when Pizza Today Magazine began publication. They decided that October was as good a month as any to carry such a high honor. Every month has about a dozen different designations at this point and the lovely folks who assigned pizza to October have decided to buddy up with one of the non-pizza causes in the name of all that is good in the world. They started the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation in hopes of uniting the entire pizza industry against a disease that has affected so many pizza-loving people.

On October 7, pizzerias across the country will be donation a portion of their profits to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation as part of a campaign called Slice of Hope. Make sure your local pizzeria if they are participating. If they aren’t, print out the form below and ask them to sign up. If even a small portion of this country’s 70,000 pizzerias pledges 10% of their proceeds on October 7, we’ll raise a huge chunk of dough for breast cancer research.

Scott’s Pizza Tours will be donating $1 to Slice of Hope for every person who takes a public pizza tour in October. Celebrate National Pizza Month as you help fight breast cancer - everybody wins!

This Month’s Pizza Magazines

In the Septmeber issue of PMQ’s Pizza Magazine:

1. There’s a clip about May’s Slice Out Hunger event, in which we helped raise $1600 in just to hours to benefit City Harvest, NYC’s premier food rescue organization! (page 14)
http://pmq.com/digital/201009/

2. I wrote a feature about NYC’s Pizza a Casa, your one stop shop for home pizza making supplies! (page 42)
http://pmq.com/digital/201009/

In the September issue of Pizza Today:

1. Interesting article about what food critics are looking for during a restaurant visit, written by the Chicago Sun-Times’s Pat Bruno. (page 22)
http://pizzatoday.com/imags/piz1009/pageflip.html

2. Editor-in-Chief Jeremy White put together a fun timeline of pizza history. (page 44)
http://pizzatoday.com/imags/piz1009/pageflip.html