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.

1. 9:55 AM: Arrive at the Pizza Expo.

2. 10 AM: Enter the Pizza Expo.

3. 10:03 AM: Look for pizza.

4. 10:07 AM: Find pizza.

5. 10:10 AM: Eat pizza and drink coffee.

6. 10:15 AM: Have some gluten free pizza.

7. 10:14 AM: More pizza.

8. 10:30 AM: Eat bacon.

9. 10:35 AM: Grab something to drink.

10. 10:35 AM: Learn about sodium reduction technology.

11. 11 AM: Watch some video from the ’90s about making a pizza crisp.

12. 11:15 AM: Check out the pizzeria map, see where other people at the expo have pizza shops.

13. 11:30: Check out a seminar on making your own mozzarella cheese.

14. 12 PM: Go to the World Pizza Games stage.

15. 12:03 PM: Be amazed by pizza stretching. Get hungry.

16. 12:30 PM: Go to the Stanislaus food products tent for something to eat.

17. 12:35 PM: Eat a plate of tortellini.

18. 12:45 PM: Realize I want more pizza. Go to the pizza judging stage for REALLY good pizza.

19. 12:55 PM Watch some judges eat pizza.

The best pizza making competitions are broken up into regions (Northeast, Midwest, international, southern, etc.) and pizza types (traditional, non traditional, Italian).

20. 1 PM: Eat pizza.

The competitors make 2 pizzas, one for he judges and one for the audience.

21. 1:20 PM: Watch the competitors make pizza.

22. 1:45 PM: Admire some more bacon.

23. 2 PM: Eat cheese.

24. 2:05 PM: Eat more cheese.

25. 2:07 PM: Decide to have some mozzarella.

26. 2:15 PM: Find an espresso machine, get a much-needed shot.

27. 2:20 PM: Eat some cake with the espresso.

28. 2:30 PM: Sit in a massage chair, try to get out of a food coma.

29. 2:35 PM: Admire this photo.

30. 2:40 PM: Eat ravioli.

31. 2:37 PM: Walk by the pizza stretching competition. Get hungry.

32. 2:40 PM: Eat more pizza.

33. 2:45 PM: Think about eating this.

34. 2:46 PM: Decide to eat more pizza instead.

35. 2:50 PM: Hear a bunch of Italians getting rowdy, find out it’s because they’re watching a soccer game.

36. 2:55 PM: Watch some more pizzas being made. Get hungry.

37. 2:56 PM: Eat more pizza.

38. 3 PM: Learn about pizza cones.

39. 3:05 PM: Some guy tempts me with a piece of pizza. Get hungry.

40. 3:07 PM: Eat more pizza.

41. 3:15 PM: Eat a canoli.

42. 3:20 PM: Admire the amount of bacon on this pizza. Get hungry.

43. 3:25 PM: Go to the pizza judging area. Eat some pizza with corn on it.

44. 3:27 PM: Eat some pizza with limes on it.

45. 3:40 PM: Eat a meatball.

46. 3:45 PM: Spin the pizza wheel.

47. 3:46 PM: Win a prize.

48. 4:00 PM: The lights begin to dim in the convention center.

49. 4:30 PM: Go to the Beer & Bull idea exchange.

50. 4:40 PM: Get a cup of beer.

You can get as much beer as you want. It’s FREE.

51. 5 PM: Listen to pizza shop owners exchange pizza wisdom.

52. 6 PM: Toast to pizzerias everywhere!


Note: All of the pizza and food consumed on this day is not pictured. I had 27 slices.

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