This is our 2nd Pizza Challenge featuring 14 restaurants in Vancouver, Burnaby and North Van, that runs from March 5-28, 2015.

Participating restaurants are showcasing new Pizza creations invented for this pizza challenge while some of them have entered their most popular pizzas, all will be offered in all of these establishments during the challenge period .

For our Challenges, we have 2 sets of winners. The People’s Choice winners will be selected by the public who are invited to visit any of the participating restaurants and order the Pizza creations and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge by casting their votes.

For this challenge we have 4 media judges and they are:

Thor Diakow
Breakfast Television’s entertainment guru on City in Vancouver.

Jay Minter
Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.
Twitter: @jminter

Jennifer Thomson
Traffic reporter on CKNW and AM730
Twitter: @jtradiogal

Adrian Harris
Food Blogger for his own
Twitter: @talldarkroast

These are just some of the unique Pizza creations in this challenge

CottoPizzaPizza Pomo Verde
Description: Urbani’s Spicy Fennel Sausage, Carozzi Tellagio Fromaggio, Fior di Latte, Fresh Fennel, Green Apple Chive Slaw

Price:  $16
Created by: Executive Chef Will Lucas
Offered: from 11:30am daily


Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria
6011 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Tel:  604-299-8002
Twitter:  @CottoEnoteca



PizzaAlberelloVerde Noce
Description: Verde Noce translates green walnut. House-made pesto base with toasted walnuts, roasted red and yellow peppers, caramelized onion, oyster mushroom sautéed in garlic oil, and aged mozzarella topped with fresh soft goat cheese & basil.

Price: $14
Created by: Azin Etesami (Owner/pizza lover) and Cristina Marianetti (Chef)
Offered: all the time

Alberello Pizzeria
115 W 15th Street, North Vancouver
Tel: 604-770-4484
Twitter @Alberellopizza


PizzaBiboPizza Montanara
Description: Montanara means something that comes from the mountain, all the ingredients remember flavour from woods, mountains, forest and wild nature.

Price $24
Offered: Thursday: dinner; Friday-Saturday-Sunday: lunch and dinner
Created by: Chef Marco Di Stefano

The Bibo
1835 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Tel: 604-568-6177
Twitter: @TheBiBo


PizzaFabrikaDark Matter Ale Sausage
Description: Dark matter ale sausage, braised beef short rib,  sautéed mixed mushrooms, and red onion

Price:  $15
Created by: Chef Michael Wiese
Offered: 5pm until late, nightly

Pizza Fabrika
1680 Robson Street, Vancouver
Tel: 604.559.1680
Twitter: @PizzaFabrika_CA

The full list of participating restaurants can be found here

Voting: The public is invited to order these Pizza creations at the participating restaurants keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness,  traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the Pizza creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from March 5-28, 2015.

With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Pizza creation.

We will announce the winning restaurants and their Pizza creations on March 30, 2015.

About Vancouver Foodster

Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolak, Vancouver Foodster is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. The site offers expert advice on the hottest restaurants, parties, and openings this city has to offer, as well as the most interesting dining trends and newest cuisines and food around the region. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food challenges with restaurants and chefs throughout the year!

Richard Wolak,
Vancouver Foodster
A division of CMI Chat Media Inc.
Twitter: @VanFoodster 



Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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