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July 27, 2009
Doree Krage, Asst. Director
Community Relations Department
630/543-4100, ext. 7550


8th Annual ‘Addison By the Slice’ to be held August 4

National Night Out will be celebrated in many communities throughout the suburbs, but in Addison tradition calls for residents to gather together, eat pizza, and give out awards to Addison’s best pizzerias. So on Tuesday, Aug. 4, the community is invited to the 8th Annual “Addison By the Slice” Pizza Bakeoff on the Village Green, east of Village Hall at 1 Friendship Plaza.

The evening kicks off at 6 p.m., when 5 area pizza restaurants will begin offering slices of pizza for just $1, while entertainment by Vito Zatto begins. At 7:30 p.m., the Limited Edition Big Band will perform as part of the final Concert in the Park of this season, sponsored by the Cultural Arts Development Commission.

Once visitors have had the chance to sample various vendors’ offerings, they can visit the Addison Police Department’s National Night Out Booth to cast a ballot for the “People’s Choice Award” for favorite pizza in Addison.

Meanwhile, a panel of celebrity judges will determine the winners in various categories during a blind taste test. Awards will be given for Best Sauce, Best Cheese Pizza, Best Sausage Pizza, Best Deep Dish/Stuffed Pizza, Best Thin Crust Pizza, Best Specialty Pizza, and Judges’ Choice, as well as the People’s Choice. Winners will be announced shortly before 9 p.m.

Participating pizzerias include: John’s Pizza, Nancy’s Pizza, Nardi’s Tower of Pizza, Pyramid Club and Zio Tony’s Pizzeria.

In addition, representatives from the U.S. Census will be available with information about next year’s census – they are bringing along former NFL players Marcus Sullivan, who played for the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bill and New York Giants, and Harold Blackmon, who played for the Seattle Seahawks, to meet with residents.