We’ve had amazing entries in this year’s Kitchen ZINC “Make Your Own Pizza” Contest! Below are the five finalists’ entries, and they look delicious. Extra points for all the clever names.
Which pizza do you think you should win? It’s up to our voters to choose the final pie in-store. May the best creation win!
The Lover’s Pie
One of our Pizza Contest Finalists: Anyong (which sounds like onion)! Olive you with all my artichoke heart! Classic, clean — a reliable pie, but not without its own whimsy.
What’s Eating Gorgonzola Grape
One of our Pizza Contest Finalists: Put down the potato chips and candy bar…a more elegant solution awaits. Every bite of this pizza is a perfect taste combination. The tangy sweetness of the grapes begs the bold saltiness of the gorgonzola to engage in a forbidden dance of taste bud nirvana. The herbs provide a savory balance to the delicate and creamy dark chocolate balsamic reduction. There are some pizza’s in your life that you try and say “that was good, I’m glad I did that…I shall move on with my life now.” Then there are the pizza’s that you CRAVE…This is one of those pizza’s. Somewhere in the future…Two days from now, two months from now, you will wake up one sunny morning but something will be a little off…something amiss. Then it will come to you like a sweet summertime salty shoreline breeze “Gorgonzola Grape” “Gorgonzola Grape” “Gorgonzola Grape” Enjoy!
Ahi Fresh Pizza
One of our Pizza Contest Finalists: Thinly Sliced Seared Pepper Tuna topped with cold crunchy asian slaw with a drizzled creme fraiche finished with chopped scallions.
Poppin’ Paleo Pizza
One of our Pizza Contest Finalists: The pizza that our Neanderthal ancestors and modern day homo sapiens can agree on. This pizza’s got it all: spice, sweet, savory, crisp, and luscious. And as Kate Moss’s cavewoman alter ego would say: nothing tastes as good as paleo feels.
B-a-a-a-a-a-d to the Bone
One of our Pizza Contest Finalists: This is a pie that our beloved Mascot can truly say he had a hand in making! (er, um, hoof in making?) The Biryani spices should give a unique flavor to the pizza while being contrasted and tamed by the sweet cheese and peppers.
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