Mama Mia…It’s Pittsburgh Pizza! In the month of June, we’re going after the best slice in ‘tahn in our first ever Fan N’ation Pizza Challenge 2021!
Round #1 – Airing Sat June 12 – VOTING HAS NOW ENDED FOR ROUND 1.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cool Conditions After Cold Front Brings Severe Storms
CONGRATS TO VINCENT’S PIZZA PARK AND FIORI’S PIZZARIA FOR ADVANCING TO THE FINAL FOUR SHOWDOWN!
Round #2 – Airing Sat June 19
Voting for Round 2 will begin after the show airs 6/19 through 12 PM on Tuesday, 6/22. Go to our Fan N’ation Facebook Page and find the segment video promo to cast your vote! NOTE: One vote per person.Judge Denies Robert Bowers' Motion For Govt. To Produce Evidence It Monitored His Online Activities
Round #3: Championship – Airing June 26
Our very own KDKA Pizza Club (Rich Walsh, Ken Rice, and Ray Petelin) will be judging the final four in a blind TASTE TEST:
- VINCENT’S PIZZA PARK
- FIORI’S PIZZARIA
- Winner of Social Poll from Bracket #3
- Winner of Social Poll from Bracket #4
The Winner of the Fan N’ation Pizza Challenge will be announced on Fan N’ation on Saturday, June 26.
Here’s a rundown of how it will work:
- 8-team, single-elimination (see bracket below)
- 3 rounds / weeks
- Rounds 1 & 2
- 4 pizza shops will be featured on the show in week 1, and then another 4 pizza shops will be featured on the show in week 2
- Pizza will be judged on STYLE (how the dough is tossed/stretched, how pizza is assembled, toppings, nuances, etc.); and PRESENTATION (how the pizza looks coming out of the oven, finishes, and tabletop)
- Each week, the 4 pizzas will be voted on by our Fan N’ation audience via the Fan N’ation Facebook page, resulting in 2 winners per week.
- (NOTE: VOTING EACH WEEK WILL OPEN BE OPEN FROM SATURDAY AT 8 PM (after the show) AND WILL END THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY AT 12 PM)
- The final 4 will then go on to be judged in the championship round in week 3
- Round 3 – Championship
- The final four will be narrowed down to the final two pizzas, judged for TASTE in a blind taste-test by our esteemed KDKA Pizza Club – Rich Walsh, Ken Rice, and Ray Petelin. One Winner will be chosen and announced on our June 26 show.
- Rounds 1 & 2
With this many great contenders, it’s gonna be a toss-up! Will your favorite make the cut?MORE NEWS: Pa. Native, Penn State Grad Carl Nassib Comes Out As First Openly Gay Active NFL Player
Check out the mouth-watering mayhem each Saturday at 7:30 PM on KDKA / KDKA.COM / CBSN Pittsburgh App or 11 PM on Pittsburgh’s CW.