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NO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT, ANTHONY RUSSO'S PIZZA IS TOPS
February 9, 2010
It'll be March madness for Anthony Russo. First, he's headed to Las Vegas to compete in the third annual International Pizza Challenge held at the International Pizza Expo, March 2-4.
March is also the month that Russo's pizza makes the short list of best pizza in America in Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine. The cover story of the March issue of Ray's popular food glossy is devoted to the search for the country's outstanding pizza. Ray and her pizza experts scouted out 64 pizzerias in 25 cities before narrowing the results to 16 prize pies. Houston's Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen is among the best pizzerias in the country, according to Russo's publicist.
Russo, owner of Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen and Russo's New York Pizzeria stores, calls his pies authentic New York style pizza.
In Vegas, Russo will be competing in two categories: best traditional pizza and best non-traditional pizza. Winners in each category collect a cash prize of $10,000.
But being included in Ray's magazine's survey of the best pizzerias in the country might be an even better prize for Russo.
We'll check out the March issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray for sure.