Vancouver Foodster 4th Best Pizza Challenge

Who doesn’t like pizza? There’s a pizza for everyone out there as proven in the Vancouver Foodster‘s 4th Best Pizza Challenge where restaurants compete with a pizza creation of their choice!
I, along side Tara Lee and David Grange, are the judges for this years challenge.

WHAT A DELIGHT!

Luckily, you too can try all the incredible pizzas until April 29th!
Here’s the list of restaurants and pizzas:

THE BC PIZZA

Bay Moorings
6330 Bay Street.
West Vancouver, BC

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The BC Pizza by Chef Danilo. Besciamella base, topped with house double smoked bacon, fresh pesto sauce, fresh scallops, and balsamic caviar.

IL GIARDINO PIZZA

The Blenheim Pub
3293 West 4th Ave.
Vancouver, BC

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Il Giardino Pizza by Chef David Scott. Parmesan cheese crust, house made San Marzano tomato sauce, portobello and brown mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, corn, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, a port reduction drizzled over top. ADD-ON house made Italian sausage.

BULGOGI PIZZA

La Ruota Pizzeria
1168 The High Street
Coquitlam, BC

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Bulgogi Pizza by Chef Artus Sukru. Olive oil base topped with grano padano, mozzarella, mushrooms, marinated bulgogi, red onion, fior di latte, chili flakes, and oregano.

THE MODERN ITALIAN PIZZA

PIVA Modern Italian Restaurant
787 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC

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The Modern Italian Pizza by Chef Subraaz Abdullah. Garlic alfredo base, roasted cornish hen, capicola, caciocavello, sweet onions, and an arugula pine nut pesto.

THE CAT’S MEOW

AJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint
325 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC

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The Cat’s Meow by Chef Kristy Ayers. Garlic olive oil base with fresh mozzarella and fontina cheese, confit mushrooms, spicy panchetta, chili flakes, two sunny side up eggs, pea shoots, lemon oil, and truffle salt.

FENNEL SAUSAGE PIZZA

Novo Pizzeria
2118 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

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Fennel Sausage Pizza by the Novo Pizza Team. San Marzano pomodoro base, house made fennel sausage, basil, fresh mozzarella, rosemary oil, and ricotta di bufala stuffed into the crust.

THE VENEZIA

Al Buco
2638 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

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The Venezia by Pizzaiolo Ralph Funaro. Mascarpone base, mushrooms, artichokes, fior di latte, prosciutto cotto, salami, and Sicilian mixed olives.

WAKE-N-BACON 2.0

Backcountry Brewing
#405-1201 Commercial Way
Squamish, BC

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Wake-n-Bacon 2.0 by Chef Shannon Brown. Truffle cream base, leeks, sunchokes, pepper crusted guanciale, mozzarella, caramelized onions, green onions, and a free run egg.

CHORIZO & BLUE CHEESE PIZZA

Bowen Island Pizza Co.
123 Carrie Cates Court
North Vancouver, BC

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Chorizo & Blue Cheese Pizza by Owner Melanie McCready. House made San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, blue cheese, chorizo slices, and a balsamic reduction.

Hope this photo guide helped! Now pick your favourites and GO!

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