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A MOMENT WITH MANDY
FACEBOOK Q&A

MANDY WOL F D E TWILE R

FALL
FLAVORS
I'll be the first to admit I get
stuck in a pepperoni rut. In fact,
I usually ask the operators I visit
to make whatever they'd like to
show off in our articles -- and a
pepperoni pizza for me to eat. It's
how I compare apples to apples,
so to speak.
Cooking in the test kitchen
this month afforded us lots of fall
flavors. I'm a sucker for anything
labeled "limited edition" or
"seasonal flavor." That can extend
to your pizzeria's menu as well.
In the first picture, I cored,
halved and seeded a pie pumpkin
and baked it in about a half an
inch of water. Once the pumpkin
cooled, I sliced and chunked it, and
made a pizza with thickly sliced
bacon, shredded fontina, coarsely
chopped rosemary, red onion and
arugula. A drizzle of hot honey cut
the sweetness of the pumpkin.
The knots in the second photo
couldn't be easier. I'm often
left with extra dough in the test
kitchen. Here, I dipped the raw
knots with butter, but instead of
garlic, I rolled them in a mixture of
pumpkin pie seasoning, nutmeg,
cinnamon and cloves.
I baked these as I would
traditional garlic knots, but instead
of topping them with cheese, I
heated store-bought cream cheese
icing and drizzled it generously
over the finished knots. The
tanginess of the cream cheese
played well against the fall flavors.
MANDY WOLF DETWILER is managing
editor of Pizza Today.
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QUESTION from a PT
reader: Do you have any
suggestions for a 1-year
anniversary in our building
party? Pizza buffet, etc?
We have a small town. I
would love to do something cool to show the
people I appreciate them.
Thanks!

Since you are a buffet, you
probably don't get the callins many of us use to build a
database, therefore I would
do some kind of anniversary
prize drawings where people
enter their information
and you can later use this
database for marketing.
Scott Anthony

Donate a portion of your
sales to a local charity
-- 25% to 50%. Have them
help out at your business for
the day - take orders, wash
dishes, bus tables, deliver
pizzas, etc. Have the charity
help promote the event.
Michael Shepherd

Congratulations on your
first year! Both of the above
suggestions are great!
Why not sponser a pizza
eating contest and have
different city officials be
in the contest! Have a few
charities that the winner can
donate to.
Carl Hixon

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Pizza Today - November 2017

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - November 2017

Pizza Today - November 2017
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Respecting the Craft
At Your Service
Destinations
Knead to Know
Menu Boards
Sauce & Cheese Pairings
Open-Faced Sandwiches
Mac & Cheese Main Dishes
Customer Demographics
Immigration Enforcement
Forced Closure
Road to Pizza Expo
Top 100 Pizza Chains
On the Road: Fire!, Spokane, Wa
On the Road: The Boiler Room, Spokane, Wa
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Mike’s Monthy Tip
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - CT2
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Pizza Today - November 2017
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Cover2
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Commentary
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Contents
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Contributors
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - November 2017 - 13
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Interact
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Conversation
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - November 2017 - 19
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Respecting the Craft
Pizza Today - November 2017 - 21
Pizza Today - November 2017 - At Your Service
Pizza Today - November 2017 - 23
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Destinations
Pizza Today - November 2017 - 25
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Knead to Know
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - 29
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Menu Boards
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Sauce & Cheese Pairings
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - 37
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Open-Faced Sandwiches
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - 41
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Mac & Cheese Main Dishes
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Customer Demographics
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Immigration Enforcement
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Forced Closure
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Road to Pizza Expo
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Top 100 Pizza Chains
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - On the Road: Fire!, Spokane, Wa
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - On the Road: The Boiler Room, Spokane, Wa
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Pizza Today Yellow Pages
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - The Marketplace
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Mike’s Monthy Tip
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