Jacksonville, FL, January 26, 2011 – Qualifiers have been working their way into the Pizza Bowl by seeing how much pizza they can eat in just 20 minutes.
“We had contestants come into one of our three locations to qualify throughout December and January,” says Hannah Shearer, Brucci’s Partner. “From those qualifiers, we picked the top 30 to compete for our Super Bowl of Pizza Eating on January 29th. We are very lucky to welcome back Dan Hicken and Brent Martineau to do the play-by-play of the challenge. They made it an unbelievable event last year”! Due to the tremendous response from 2010, Bruce Jackson (“Brucci” to his grandmother) is warming up the pies for the big day. “We had a fantastic time last year with all three locations involved, celebrity judges, and some great contestants,” says Bruce. “We wanted to make it an annual event because it is the only eating contest like this in the area”.
When asked for tips on pizza eating for sport, Bruce offers simply, “Bring your appetite”! We wanted to make it big like the Wing Bowl in Philly and I hope we can get to that stage one day.”
Schedule of Events:
What: The 2nd Annual Brucci’s Pizza Bowl
When: January 29, 2011 @ 6:00 p.m. at Brucci’s Ponte Vedra Beach location
Who: Celebrity judges, like Mike Hollis and two of our city’s best sports announcers, Dan Hicken and Brent
Martineau, great contestants and prizes and of course, lots of pizza!
An “old world taste in a new world place”, Brucci’s Pizzeria offers an invitation into the homemade freshness of the old-world pizzerias of New York City where Italian immigrants replicated precision and care of pizza making from the homeland. Coupled with a contemporary atmosphere and world-class service, Brucci’s menu is created with diligence and developed in open-air kitchens where family recipes, sauces, meatballs, paninis and hand-tossed pizzas are prepared. Three locations in Ponte Vedra Beach, Beach Blvd./Hodges and Fruit Cove (coming soon, our newest location in San Marco) provide all of Jacksonville with a dining experience that is both modern and time-honored.Our staff welcomes you or call for delivery straight to your door. Brucci’s also caters any event.
Please visit our website at www.bruccispizza.com for more details.