Best Bites Preview: Leone’s Pizza
UPDATE: As of Noon on 3/21, Best Bites: Pizza is officially sold out!
On March 24th, Columbus Underground will be hosting Best Bites: Pizza — a celebration of the city’s best pizza shops, pizza food trucks, restaurants and more. A limited number of tickets are still available, so be sure to purchase yours online before they’re sold out. To get your tastebuds watering, we’ll be previewing what each of our participating pizza makers will be showcasing at the event:
Opening this month Leone’s is a new player in the Columbus Pizza scene, but Leone’s owner and head chef, Ryan LaRose, is no novice. LaRose has dedicated his career to crafting pizza people crave since the age of 15, and has traveled the world learning the endless possibilities of pizza. Leone’s makes their sauces and dough in-house daily and each order is made fresh.
At Best Bites: Pizza, Leone’s will be serving up three New York style pizzas. The first is a Cheese pizza with mozzarella atop their house-made pizza sauce. The second is their Nana’s Pie, featuring fresh seasoned tomato, garlic, basil, and mozzarella cheese. Thirdly they’re serving up Leone’s special, featuring mozzarella, caramelized onion, blue cheese crumble and chicken all topped with arugula and olive oil. LaRose is also a member of the US Pizza Team and will be on stage to showcase some of his pizza dough tossing skills.
For more information on Leone’s, visit www.leonespizza.com.
Advance tickets to the event are $30, which includes unlimited pizza samples and a cash bar featuring Pacifico Clara beer, in addition to wine and a specialty cocktail. Tickets are officially sold out as of Noon on 3/21. As always, attendees will also be able to cast their vote for their favorite pizza of the night, and the winner will be recognized on Columbus Underground as the Best Pizza of 2016!
Participating pizza makers include Bexley Pizza Plus, Mikey’s Late Night Slice, Borgata Pizza Cafe, Due Amici, Mama Mimi’s, Dewey’s Pizza, OH Pizza and Brew, Halwani Cuisine, Sbarro, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Leone’s Pizza, Dahlia Bar & Lounge, BBR, Romeo’s Pizza, GoreMade, Cafe Napolitana and Plank’s Bier Garten.
Music will be provided by DJ Charles Erickson while The Patron Spirits Co. will be serving up XO Cafe chocolate and coffee liqueurs over ice cream.