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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2011
Contact:
 
Doree Krage, Asst. Director
Community Relations Department
630/543-4100, ext. 7550

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CELEBRATED WITH 'ADDISON BY THE SLICE'

The threat of rain didn’t keep the crowds away from the Addison Village Green Tuesday night, as more than 1,500 came out to sample the best pizza Addison has to offer, at the 10th Annual “Addison By the Slice” Pizza Bakeoff.

The event was sponsored by 95.9 The River, Itasca Bank and Trust and Salute Concrete. Crowds enjoyed entertainment by Paparazzi and visited with Crime Prevention Officers from the Addison Police Department during National Night Out.

But it the was the opportunity to sample pizza from four 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.”

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

The winners were:

  • Best Cheese Pizza – Zio Tony’s Pizzeria
  • Best Pizza Sauce – Uncle Pete’s Pizza
  • Best Sausage Pizza – Nardi’s Tower of Pizza
  • Best Thin Crust Pizza – Zio Tony’s Pizzeria
  • Best Deep Dish/Stuffed Pizza – Uncle Pete’s Pizza
  • Best Specialty Pizza – Uncle Pete’s Pizza
  •  Judge's Choice – Uncle Pete's Pizza

Attendees determined the final award by casting ballots throughout the evening. For the 10th consecutive year, the People’s Choice was awarded to Nardi’s Tower of Pizza.

Contest judges were:

  • Chris Theilman, Coordinator of Culinary & Hospitality Management at College of DuPage
  • Manny Hernandez, Culinary student at College of DuPage
  • Kevin Larson, former Technology Center of DuPage culinary student, and currently Line Cook at the Peninsula Hotel
  • Haley Nichol, Miss Addison 2011

“Addison By the Slice” is presented by the Village of Addison, as part their Summer of Special Events.