Side Piece Pizza, located inside Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Summerlin, got a head start on National Pizza Week with a ‘Build Your Dream Pizza’ competition featuring local media and celebrity personalities on Tuesday, Jan. 4.
To enter, contestants submitted their dream pizza topping combination through the Side Piece Instagram account and the top three recipes were chosen for in-person judging.
The pizzas, made by the chefs at Side Piece, were judged on taste, creativity and presentation by a panel of local judges including Mariah Rivera, performer of FANTASY show at Luxor Hotel and Casino; Drew Belcher, owner of foodie Instagram account @UNLOKT; and Al Mancini, food and dining expert and founder of the new “Food and Loathing” podcast.
The winning recipe, “French’s Choice,” featured pesto alfredo sauce; grilled chicken; peppers; Parmesan cheese; and arugula. Created by Vegas local @realfatboyfrench, the recipe was inspired by pizzas he used to make in his hometown of Washington, D.C. He will receive free pizza for a week and will also have his recipe featured on the Side Piece Pizza menu during National Pizza Week, Sunday, Jan. 9 – Saturday, Jan. 15.