Very excited to report that Pizza for Good has been nominated for the following awards:
We should start hearing soon about the results, so stay tuned. I’ll likely submit to a few more before the year is out, too.
Why must we Americanize everything?
Pizza, Chinese and Italian food, to name a few, are often “dumbed down” for USA audiences. And to some of these Italian grandmothers, it shows.
From the HuffPo article:
Still, we think they’re a little rough on the breadsticks.
Really? They’re rough on everything, and with good reason. Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Pizza Hut, et. al., are factories that spit out lowest-common-denominator food for the masses.
Lesson: make your lasagna at home, with a watchful grandmother at your side.
(pictured above: Rosa’s Pizza owner Mason Wartman standing in front of gifted $1 post-it pizza coupons. photo credit: Mason Wartman via People.com)
Philadelphia has a very special joint called Rosa’s Pizza & Grill where patrons can purchase slices of pizza for homeless people for $1. To date, the restaurant has given away more than 10,000 slices of pizza. And some of the restaurant’s regulars have been able to pull themselves out of poverty to find work and a place to live.
Take a few minutes and watch the Upworthy video. Inspiring example of good people doing great things. People magazine also did a nice write-up of the owner and the effort, which you can see here.
(Author note: the pizza place may be in Philly, but the owner is from New York and understands how good pizza is made.) 😉