Warm up your taste buds because the Plainville Pizza Feud returns next week.
Sponsored by the Plainville Chamber of Commerce and VFW Post 574, the popular event is expected to draw over 100 hungry pizza aficionados, and there should be something for everyone.
Four judges will be called upon to select the best pizza in five categories: Best Sauce, Best Crust, Best Meat Pie, Best Creative/Specialty Pie and Best Cheese Pie.
Last year, D’Marie’s Chicken Fiesta, featuring a little heat from some peppers, won the best specialty pie. D’Marie’s is planning on a different specialty entry this year.
Competing for top pizza honors this year are D’Marie’s, Mangiafico’s, West Main Pizza, First and Last Tavern, Pizza Pie, and new this year, Rebel Dog Tavern.
Lisa Hubina, from the Chamber of Commerce, was excited about the new entry. “Their pizza is delicious,” she said.
The judges this year are state Rep. Bill Petit, Jr., Kevin Connellan of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Centers of Plainville, Amy Bartolucci of Brooke Group Realty, Keller Williams, and her daughter Briana Lugo, a college student and pizza-lover.
“I think I’m most looking forward to the specialty pizza, for sure. I love to see what different places can come up,” said Lugo, who is studying animal science at UConn.
In addition to the judges, all attendees will be able to vote for the best pizza of the night. Also, there will be a 50/50 raffle and a family door prize of a gift certificate to Lessard Lanes.
People’s Bank is providing trophies for the event. DJ BBPro will serve as the master of ceremonies and provide music for the evening.
With several categories to be judged, Hubina said there’s usually enough prizes to go around. “It definitely makes it more fun when everyone goes home with a little something,” she said.
The Plainville Pizza Feud will take place Wednesday, March 18, 6 to 8 p.m., at the VFW Hall, 7 Northwest Drive, Plainville. Tickets are $10 for adults and $25 per family.