Letter from the publisher

Don't be confused…
Remember November!

PMQ's New York Pizza Show is now established as the most successful of all East Coast Pizza Shows as it debuted last November with over 3,200 registered attendees despite a very distracting election day. This is the only trade show that PMQ does and it is the home of the America's Plate International Pizza Competition and the U.S. Pizza Team trials. Our New York Pizza Show is promoted by PMQ Magazine (Circ 40,000), PMQ Australia (circ 7,000), PMQ Canada (Circ 8,000), and PMQ.com, which is the most heavily visited website of all restaurant publications. (Alexa.com Internet Ratings)

Now if you happen to be going to Vegas this month and someone tries to sign you up for a New York Pizza Show that's not being held in November, then it's not our show. Remember November!  November 1-2, 2005.

PMQ's New York Pizza Show Open House

Although we won't be able to join you inside the Las Vegas convention center, PMQ will be in Vegas March 30th through April 1st from 12 noon until 8 p.m. Come visit us across the street at the Renaissance Hotel. We'll be in reception suite 839 to visit our readers and advertisers. Select a booth for the New York Pizza Show, sign up for the U.S. Pizza Team or just tell us what you think of PMQ. See you there. Our mobile Vegas working phone numbers will be 662-801-0801 and 662-801-5495.

Food Network/U.S. Pizza Team

For the second year, the Food Network has created a one-hour special including past and present members of the U.S. Pizza Team, which will air March 20th. Someone will win $10,000, but you'll have to watch the show to find out who it is. Out of the 10 pizza makers and dough tossers featured in this program, seven were U.S. Pizza Team members, you you can see why this is another reason you'll want to try out for the U.S. Pizza Team. See page 84 for details and air dates.

Earn Your Spot on the USPT

Come to Wisconsin on March 14-16 for the Wisconsin Restaurant Expo and you can win a spot on the 2006 U.S. Pizza Team. We will holding tryouts in individual acrobatic dough tossing and the winner joins the 2006 team and earns a trip to Italy. See page 91.

We're off to Italy

The U.S. Pizza Team is making its 6th annual trip to Salsomaggiore, Italy, to compete in the World Pizza Championship. There are still a few spots left on our U.S. Pizza Team Fan Van. Call Caroline Felker 662-234-5481 x125. Thank You U.S. Pizza Team sponsors for allowing the US Pizza Team to compete on the world stage. Without you, none of this would be possible.