Bake-off Brings in Record Crowd

According to the Kenosha News, “the contest for Kenosha’s best pizza proved more popular than ever Sunday as more than 500 people lined up for a taste of their favorite slices.”

“The turnout was an apparent record for the fundraiser, said organizers, who hoped to raise $5,000 during the 16th annual Great Pizza Bake-Off at Madrigrano Marina Shore, 302 58th St.  Within minutes of the event’s 5 p.m. kickoff, tickets were sold out and people pressed shoulder-to-shoulder as they waited in line. ‘We definitely had our best turnout ever,’ said Molly Krause, event co-chairwoman.”
14 competitors

“Antonio’s Pizzeria, Baker Street Restaurant & Pub, Boathouse Pub & Eatery, Domino’s Pizza, Gianni’s, Infusino’s Pizzeria, Kaiser’s Pizza & Pub, Jimano’s Pizzeria, Nick-N-Willy’s Take-N-Bake, Nonni’s Italian Bistro & Bar, Rocky Rococo, Tazinos, The Clubhouse and Valeo’s Pizza Kitchen participated in this year’s event, organized by Kenosha Area Noon Optimist Club and the Tremper High School Octagon Club. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha Youth of the Year Scholarship, as well as other Optimist youth programs in the community.”