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Robert’s Pizza Debuts Two Pies, Best-Dressed Dog Contest for Holidays

The Chicago pizza mainstay will celebrate the sartorial splendor of man's best friend with slices of the new Nutcracker Pizza and Foie Gras Pizza.

  • Fresh from the success of its “Howl-o-Ween” costume contest for dogs, Robert’s Pizza returns with a best-dressed canine competition on December 17.
  • Owner Robert Garvey and his team have also rolled out two limited-time specialty pizzas that are loaded with seasonal—and artisanal—appeal.

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Robert’s Pizza Company is going to the dogs again—this time for a “Howliday” parade that’s part of an ongoing holiday celebration leading up to Christmas Day.

As PMQ reported in the Moneymakers section of its December 2022 issue, Robert’s held its second annual “Howl-o-Ween” costume contest for man’s best friend on October 29. For the pizzeria’s latest outdoor blow-out on Saturday, December 17, a best-dressed contest will honor pups for their sartorial splendor, with prizes going to three winners. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture perfect holiday photos for the customers and their canine competitors, and Santa will be available all day for pictures.

Customers are encouraged to come in for brunch that day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., clad in their ugliest or most comfortable sweater and enjoy zeppoles, French toast, omelets, smoked salmon, pizza and more. Cozy hot cocktails and $28 bottomless brunch mimosa will also be available, and guests can huddle around the patio’s fire pits to stay warm.

this photo shows the Nutcracker Pizza next to a blazing fire pit on Robert's patio with several different drinks in glasses in the foreground
Robert’s Pizza Company

Meanwhile, owner Robert Garvey and his team will roll out two limited-time specialty pizzas for the holidays.

The Nutcracker Pizza sells for $28 and starts with an olive oil base, fresh mozzarella, gorgonzola, dates and figs. It’s finished with Calabrian pepper oil, burrata, speck, pistachios, toasted walnuts and a balsamic glaze.

The second specialty pizza is the Foie Gras Pizza ($35), boasting truffle cream, caramelized onions, honey crisp apple, fresh mozzarella, seared foie gras, sherry maple gastritis, roasted hazelnuts and baby arugula.

Additionally, from Tuesday, December 20, through Thursday, December 22, customers can purchase Nutcracker Pizza Kits for $25 and make their own holiday pies at home. Kits include a dough ball and ingredients for one pie, along with instructions.