Pizza Week is upon us here in Calgary, ten days that will make any pizza lovers heart dance with joy. When it comes to pizza the options are endless and whether you are a pizza “traditionalist” or a pizza “adventurist” there is something for everyone. There are entries in thick crust, think crust, gluten free and even a unique category.
Put together by Calgary foodie Wanda Baker, YYC Pizza Week gives Calgary restaurants a chance to stretch their pizza making muscles while supporting an amazing Calgary charity Meals on Wheels. Now in its fourth year, Pizza Week has raised more than $28,000.00 for charity and boasts over 8,700 pizzas being served.
This year over 40 local Calgary restaurants have entered and the offerings prove that pizza really is the most versatile food category there is. There are pizzas with a lot of heat or a lot of sweet, pizzas with eggs and pizzas with broccoli. With the unique entries there are pizzas shaped like waffles and pizza stuffed burgers that use mini pizzas for the buns. Seems like the gangs all here!
As an additional bit of fun there is even a bloggers pizza challenge where local bloggers are given a set of mystery ingredients sponsored by local shops and are challenged to put together a competitive pizza recipe for the public to vote on. Although I was not brave enough to participate in that this year you can check out the entries here.
With so many options and over 40 to try I appreciate the fact that it is the fall season and stretchy pants are back in style as I head out to explore more of my cities amazing restaurants and decide ….. does a taco shell filled with pizza ingredients really count as a pizza? The jury may still be out on that but I plan to find out!
Exploring pizzas of every shape and kind while supporting charity, I am Your Everyday Foodie!