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PizzaFest

When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington St., Dover
Cost: Advance tickets are available for $10 per person and $7 for ages 3 to 10 until Fri., Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. Tickets at the door are $12 per person, $9 for ages 3 to 10 and free for kids 3 and under.
Visit: childrens-museum.org/things-to-do/events/pizzafest-auction
 
Participating restaurants
Embers Bakery (Dover, 995-1224, embersbakery.com)
Kendall Pond Pizza II (81 Main St., Dover, 749-9248, kendallpondpizza.com)
La Festa Brick & Brew Pizzeria (300 Central Ave., Dover, 743-4100, lafestabrickandbrew.com)
Papa Jay’s Pizzeria (18 Broadway, Dover, 750-7272, papajays.net)
Strafford House of Pizza (116 Central Ave., Dover, 749-9422, straffordhouseofpizza.com)
Terra Cotta Pasta Co. (1 Washington St., No. 206, Dover, 749-2288, terracottapastacompany.com)
Thirsty Moose Taphouse (83 Washington St., Dover, 842-5229, thirstymoosetaphouse.com/dover)




Slices of heaven
PizzaFest returns to Children’s Museum in Dover

11/02/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 Apple pie, macaroni and cheese, and black bean and ravioli are just a few of the more unusual pizza toppings you might find at this year’s PizzaFest, where you can taste all you want and vote on your favorites.

The 9th annual all-you-can-eat pizza tasting event, which will feature around 20 pizza flavors made by several local restaurants, is happening on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover.
“People can go around and taste and try different pizzas all night,” said Carolyn Hogan, development coordinator for the museum and PizzaFest organizer. “It’s a great family event for both adults and kids.”
According to Hogan, all the participating restaurants are from the Dover area. She said each is required to bring at least three different types of pizzas: a regular cheese pizza, a popular topping on their menu regular, and a third creative topping.
“We call it an ‘off menu’ pizza, and they can be as creative as they want,” she said. “We’ve had all kinds of entries over the years.”
Embers Bakery of Dover, for example, will be serving a Thanksgiving-style pizza made with turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, scallions, a cranberry glaze, turkey and mozzarella, in addition to a regular menu pizza they offer that is made with olive oil, garlic, sliced tomatoes, prosciutto, mozzarella and a balsamic glaze.
Other ‘off menu’ flavors in the past have included everything from macaroni and cheese pizza to an apple pie pizza, Hogan said.
You can even cast your vote for the best pizza, which will be tallied at the end of the night. Hogan said this year’s categories are Most Creative Toppings, Kids’ Choice and Grown-Ups’ Choice. A judging panel of three local chefs will also be there to present awards of their own, for Best Pizza, Best Crust and Most Creative Toppings.
This year’s participating judges are Katie Morris, owner and decorator of Three Sisters Cake Shop in Dover; Michael Prete, owner and chef of The Kitchen Restaurant Group; and Marty Rumley, sous chef of Louie’s and the Portsmouth Catering Co.
“Each of the winners … gets a lovely framed certificate,” Hogan said. “Some of the restaurants have been doing it for seven or eight years and display their certificates if they’ve won more than once, so it’s fun for them to try and keep their winning streak alive.”
The Smuttynose Brewing Co. in Hampton will also be providing beer and nonalcoholic drinks for sale during the event. Hogan said proceeds from PizzaFest will benefit programs at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.





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