Vancouver Foodster presents the 4th Pizza Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to either create a new Pizza or to enter an existing Pizza off their menu into this pizza challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Pizza creation on their menu from April 5-29, 2018.

Here are a few of the unique creations for the Pizza Challenge:

pizza challengeAJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint
The Cat’s Meow
Price: $22
Created by: Chef Kristy Ayers

Description: Garlic oil base with fresh mozzarella and grated fontina. Topped with a mushroom confit, spicy panchetta and chili flakes. Cooked with 2 eggs nestled in the middle, and finished with peashoots, lemon oil and truffle salt. Served on our 14 inch crust only!

Ingredients: Olive oil, Garlic, Mushroom, Thyme, Spicy pancetta , Chili flakes, Lemon rind, Peashoot, Egg, Truffle salt, Fresh mozzarella, Fontina, Salt & pepper.
Offered: All the time

AJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint
325 E Broadway, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 428-5805
Instagram @ajsbklynpizzajoint

pizza challengePiva Modern Italian
The Modern Italian
Price: $18
Created by: Executive Chef, Subraaz Abdullah

Description: This pizza uses some of the basic luxuries from a contemporary Italian garden and pantry. Starting with our braised garlic alfredo sauce, we combine the unique flavor of roasted Cornish game hen with a balance of traditional herbs and spices topped with our modern version of pesto to finish.

Ingredients: Roast game hen, capicola, braised garlic alfredo, sweet onion, smoked caciocavallo, arugula pine nut pesto.
Offered: All the time

Piva Modern Italian
787 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 522-0221
Twitter: @PivaRestaurant
Instagram: @pivamodernitalian

pizza challengeBackcountry Brewing
Wake-n-Bacon 2.0
Price: $18
Created by: Chef Shannon Brown

Description: Pepper crusted Guencaile, Northarm farm Sunchokes, Creamed leeks & Free ranged Egg with Truffle oil served ontop our house made 24 hour fermented Neapolitan style pizza dough, hand stretched to order.

Ingredients: Truffle cream, Leeks, Sunchokes, Guanciale, Caramelized onion, Green onions, Mozzarella, Free run egg.
Offered: All the time

Backcountry Brewing
405-1201 Commercial Way, Squamish
Tel:(604) 567-2739
Twitter @Backcountry604
Instagram @backcountrybrewing

Here are the complete lineup and details along with the Media judges for this challenge

We will announce the winning restaurants and their Pizza creations for the Pizza Challenge on April 30, 2018.

About Vancouver Foodster

Vancouver Foodster is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. Launched in 2009 by Richard Wolak, the blog explores the local food scene through reviews, tastings, interviews, and more. features new stories daily, as well as restaurant reviews, and articles. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food and drink challenges with restaurants, chefs and bartenders throughout the year!  As well. we present a series of tasting tours in neighbourhoods throughout the city of which include Tasting PlatesNoodle ManiaFood TalksBrunch Crawls and others. All are a division of CMI Chat Media Inc.


Richard Wolak,
Vancouver Foodster
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Twitter/Instagram: @VanFoodster



Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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