(Press release), Birmingham, AL – Slice Pizza & Brew’s 2nd Annual SliceFest 2013 on Saturday, June 1, sold out as over 2,000 guests jammed to live bands and enjoyed new pizza creations all day long. Slice sold over 500 pizzas, 1,500 slices and served over 125 attendees at the Beer Experience. The overwhelming turnout resulted in a $3,000 donation split between both Alabama Forever and Suki Foundation, Slice’s partner charities.
“We want to thank the great community of Birmingham for their tremendous support,” says Jason Bajalieh, Bro-Founder of Slice Pizza & Brew. “This was the best anniversary party we could have imagined. More big plans for Slice will be coming your way soon.”
The Slice-tastic celebration offered non-stop family fun, including a moon bounce, face painting, balloon animals, live music and a gigantic pizza party through the afternoon. When the sun went down, the festivities ramped up with more live entertainment, craft beer from local breweries and unique pies from Slice.
Chef Terrill Brazelton debuted three pizza creations at SliceFest, causing mouths to water and taste buds to rejoice. The Lobster Mac & Cheese pizza, made with jalapenos, bacon, fresh lobster, macaroni pasta, green onions, Asiago, Parmesan and Cheddar cheeses was paired with Avondale’s Saison. The crowd favorite, Rasta Far Pie, premiered with smoked Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled papaya, local corn, black beans and manchego cheese, paired perfectly with Straight to Ale’s Brother Joseph. And last but not least, the Chilton, made with braised pork shoulder, grilled peaches, fresh arugula, aged gouda and balsamic drizzle, was paired with Goose Island’s 312 to top off The Beer Experience. Check out the Slice Facebook page or website atwww.slicebirmingham.com to find out when these specialty pizzas will be offered again.
Bands included Ponderosa, Rollin’ in the Hay, Banditos, Bad Brad & the Sipsey Slims, Underhill Family Orchestra, Wildflowers, Ophelia and Festival Expression. Headlining artist JJ Grey & Mofro ended the party with a bang with their blend of front-porch soul and swamp funk as crowds poured into the parking lot.
SliceFest sponsors included: Birmingham Budweiser, Raymond James, Andrew Pharo, Back Forty Beer Co., BBVA Compass, Beer Engineers, Cahaba Brewing Co., Coca-Cola, Denise Koch Events, LLC, Gregory Cade/Environmental Litigation Group, KC Projects, Mancha Hardscapes, and North and Associates.
About Slice Pizza
Started by brothers, Jeff, Chris, and Jason, Slice Pizza & Brew is as local as you can get, from the ingredients that go into every pizza to the beer on tap. Slice originated as a place not just to eat, but to hang out. No matter who you are or where you're from, you'll love the food and atmosphere. For more information on Slice, please visitwww.slicebirmingham.com.