Meet the judges

pizza judging Saratoga

The judges in Saratoga.

Right, so about this Tournament of Pizza business. Well, we needed judges. So we reached out to some local foodies. Here are the people who will be scoring this affair:

Renee pizza picRenée McAllister

Renée is the founder of Almost Foodies, a group of "awesome people making great food and sharing it with each other." Of her pizza preferences, Renée says:

for me, it's all about balance. i love a very simple and saucy thin cheese slice with a crispy crust. many pizzerias add too much cheese and not enough sauce. i am always asking for extra sauce on the side. when i make pizza at home, it's a totally different experience. i go for a thick whole wheat crust with tons of sauce and cheese, with roasted broccoli and onions.

Be sure to check out Renée's blog.

Albany Jane illustrationAlbany Jane

The mysterious Albany Jane blogs about local food finds at Albany Eats!. AJ on pizza:

I can associate lots of great memories with pizza, even if the pizzas have been less than great. I can't think of a time when having pizza was ever a non-happy occasion.

Nora and Joe EspositoNora and Joe Esposito

Nora and Joe are local foodies at large. Check out some of their local food finds and meals. They're self-described "slice people."

We find nothing better then stopping at our favorite pizzeria for quick slice. Nora likes a sweet sauce and "just enough" grease. We like a slice reheated so it's crispy and will hold up when loaded with toppings.

Thank you to all the judges. We really appreciate their time (and appetites).


Where did the judges meet? The Sacred Temple of Dough Covered in Cheese?

Ill say right now, if you know what I mean, Renee is the dish....she gets my vote, if you want to know how I feel..

You don't even want to know about the tomato sacrafice, Kathleen ;]

Neat idea for the blog. One question - Are Nora and Joe one vote? How does that work?

Yep, Nora and Joe are one vote.

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