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Media Information


August 4, 2009
Doree Krage, Asst. Director
Community Relations Department
630/543-4100, ext. 7550


Despite a hot, humid night, hungry crowds stormed the Addison Village Green Tuesday night, as more than 3,000 area residents came out to sample the best pizza Addison has to offer, at the 8th Annual “Addison By the Slice” Pizza Bakeoff.

Presented by Comcast, crowds enjoyed entertainment by Vito Zatto and the Limited Edition Big Band and visited with Crime Prevention Officers from the Addison Police Department during National Night Out.  McGruff, the Crime Fighting Dog was also on hand.

But it the was the opportunity to sample pizza from five different local pizza kitchens that once again drew the crowds, who were then given the opportunity to vote for the best pizza, in the “People’s Choice Award.”

Five judges also gave out awards in eight categories during a blind taste test inside Village Hall. 

The winners were:

  • Best Pizza SauceNardi’s Tower of Pizza and Zio Tony’s Pizzeria
  • Best Cheese Pizza – Nardi’s Tower of Pizza and Zio Tony’s Pizzeria
  • Best Sausage Pizza –  Nardi’s Tower of Pizza and John’s Pizza
  • Best Sauce – Nardi’s Tower of Pizza, Zio Tony’s Pizzeria and Pyramid Club
  • Best Deep Dish/Stuffed PizzaJohn’s Pizza
  • Best Thin Crust Pizza Nardi’s and Pyramid Club
  • Best Specialty PizzaJohn’s Pizza
  • Judge’s ChoiceZio Tony’s Pizza

Attendees determined the final award by casting ballots throughout the evening.  For the 8th consecutive year, the People’s Choice was awarded to Nardi’s Tower of Pizza.

Contest judges were:

  • Chris Thielman, Coordinator of Culinary Arts and College of DuPage
  • Rob Anderson, Culinary Student at College of DuPage
  • David Baker, Media Production Coordinator, Addison Community Television

“Addison By the Slice” is sponsored by the Village of Addison, as part of a series of weekly themed food fests. 

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