Five Crazy Things I Saw at Pizza Expo 2016
That’s right, there’s a real thing called the International Pizza Expo. It happens every year in Las Vegas and attracts some of the world’s best pizza makers for three days of pizza insanity. There are competitions, seminars, and hundreds of vendors exhibiting their wares. I’ve been going since 2007 and it keeps getting better every year. I’m happy to report that last week’s event was as insane as expected. Here are some of the craziest things I saw at the show.
1. A Giant Tomato Sculpture Made From Actual Tomato Cans
California tomato packer Escalon commissioned a local Las Vegas artist to construct this magnificent tribute to pizza’s favorite fruit. It was the centerpiece of their otherwise standard booth, which provided samples of nearly thirty products for attendees to taste. Escalon made an extra effort to attract customers by pledging to donate a can to a hunger relief charity for every event badge they scanned.
2. Weird Pizza Swag
Everybody knows pizza clothing is in right now. Didn’t Beyonce and/or Taylor Swift wear some pizza gear recently? Well they got nothing on this guy who was probably trying to sell me something. This shirt is so classy. I have no idea where he got it but I definitely want one for myself. I wear a medium.
3. Awesome Contests
This sign totally worked on me because it attracted me to the Liguria Foods booth but I still have no idea how the “WIN 500 lbs of Pepperoni” contest works. I was too busy learning all about the different pepperoni products to ask questions about the incredible prize. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to buy my pepperoni like all …read more
Source:: Scott Pizza Tours