What A Day Is Like At The Biggest Pizza Show In The World
Ever wonder what it's like to spend a day at the biggest pizza show in the world? Well, wonder no more. I sacrificed myself for all of you.
9:55 AM: Arrive at the Pizza Expo.
10 AM: Enter the Pizza Expo.
10:03 AM: Look for pizza.
10:07 AM: Find pizza.
10:10 AM: Eat pizza and drink coffee.
10:15 AM: Have some gluten free pizza.
10:14 AM: More pizza.
10:30 AM: Eat bacon.
10:35 AM: Grab something to drink.
10:35 AM: Learn about sodium reduction technology.
11 AM: Watch some video from the '90s about making a pizza crisp.
11:15 AM: Check out the pizzeria map, see where other people at the expo have pizza shops.
11:30: Check out a seminar on making your own mozzarella cheese.
12 PM: Go to the World Pizza Games stage.
12:03 PM: Be amazed by pizza stretching. Get hungry.
12:30 PM: Go to the Stanislaus food products tent for something to eat.
12:35 PM: Eat a plate of tortellini.
12:45 PM: Realize I want more pizza. Go to the pizza judging stage for REALLY good pizza.
12:55 PM Watch some judges eat pizza.
1 PM: Eat pizza.
1:20 PM: Watch the competitors make pizza.
1:45 PM: Admire some more bacon.
2 PM: Eat cheese.
2:05 PM: Eat more cheese.
2:07 PM: Decide to have some mozzarella.
2:15 PM: Find an espresso machine, get a much-needed shot.
2:20 PM: Eat some cake with the espresso.
2:30 PM: Sit in a massage chair, try to get out of a food coma.
2:35 PM: Admire this photo.
2:40 PM: Eat ravioli.
2:37 PM: Walk by the pizza stretching competition. Get hungry.
2:40 PM: Eat more pizza.
2:45 PM: Think about eating this.
2:46 PM: Decide to eat more pizza instead.
2:50 PM: Hear a bunch of Italians getting rowdy, find out it's because they're watching a soccer game.
2:55 PM: Watch some more pizzas being made. Get hungry.
2:56 PM: Eat more pizza.
3 PM: Learn about pizza cones.
3:05 PM: Some guy tempts me with a piece of pizza. Get hungry.
3:07 PM: Eat more pizza.
3:15 PM: Eat a canoli.
3:20 PM: Admire the amount of bacon on this pizza. Get hungry.
3:25 PM: Go to the pizza judging area. Eat some pizza with corn on it.
3:27 PM: Eat some pizza with limes on it.
3:40 PM: Eat a meatball.
3:45 PM: Spin the pizza wheel.
3:46 PM: Win a prize.
4:00 PM: The lights begin to dim in the convention center.
4:30 PM: Go to the Beer & Bull idea exchange.
4:40 PM: Get a cup of beer.
5 PM: Listen to pizza shop owners exchange pizza wisdom.
6 PM: Toast to pizzerias everywhere!
Note: All of the pizza and food consumed on this day is not pictured. I had 27 slices.