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MARCH 27-30, 2017

the road to expo / COMPILED BY BRUCE ALLAR

Touring Las Vegas One Pie at a Time
Pizza Expo: Why did you select the three pizzerias that are

on the tour?
Scott Wiener: "The pizza world has been undergoing
expansion ever since it became popular in the mid 20th century, so I decided to curate a tour of Las Vegas' pizza scene to
highlight three distinct operational styles. These are three pillars of the city's pizza scene and reflective of operations across
the country."
PE: What will surprise attendees on the tour?
SW: "The three pizzerias we're visiting on the tour have

completely different formats, but attendees will be surprised
to find out just how much overlap there is from one shop to
the next. It's usually a shock to people - even those in the
industry - just how much depth and breadth there is with
such a simple food.
"Every time I tour with pizzeria owners, they're enlightened
to see what's going on behind the counter at a pizza concept
that's different from theirs. It's very humbling to see other pizzerias in action, especially when you walk away with ideas that
could help you do your job better."
PE: What happens on that bus between stops?
SW: "I like to fill our time between pizzerias with some con-

textual information about pizza history. No pizzeria exists in a
vacuum, so it's important to get some background information
about each location. We'll also do some light Q&A so I can
hone in on what the group is interested in learning from our
host pizzerias."

C

ome to Pizza Expo in March and take a real busman's
holiday - aboard a tour bus of like-minded pizzeria
owners visiting three of the best places in Las Vegas.
The tour is being led by Scott Wiener, famous for his pizza
tours of New York City and a recognized authority on pizza
history. Those who sign up for the tour when they register as
attendees will stop at these establishments and hear from their
owners: Pizza Rock (Tony Gemignani), Metro Pizza ( John
Arena) and 800 Degrees (Anthony Carron). We asked Scott
for a few thoughts about his Las Vegas Pizza Tour.

PIZZA EXPO 2017
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

PE: Is Vegas a pizza town in your mind?
SW: Classic American pizza cities like New York, Chicago

and New Haven are all significant because of their histories
and distinct pizza styles, but Las Vegas is an incredible reflection of the country's contemporary pizza landscape. You'll find
every concept there, from family style to takeout to fast casual.
This is a destination city that attracts people from all across the
country, so its pizza options reflect just that."

Register for Pizza Expo 2017 online at PizzaExpo.com
Complete descriptions of 2017's exhibitors, education program, special events,
and hotel and travel options are posted on PizzaExpo.com.

MARCH 27 - 30, 2017 / LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
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Pizza Today - December 2016
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Respecting the Craft
On Tap
Destinations
Dough Doctor
Custom Boxes
When in Rome...
Performance Metrics
Road to Expo
2017 Menu Guide
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Trending Recipe
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - Contributors
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - Expo Spotlight
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - Interact
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - Conversation
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - Man on the Street
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - Respecting the Craft
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - On Tap
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - Destinations
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - Dough Doctor
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - Custom Boxes
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - When in Rome...
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - Performance Metrics
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - Road to Expo
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Pizza Today - December 2016 - 2017 Menu Guide
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