Published on June 15th, 2014 | by EricS


2014 Slice of Americana winners

And the winners are…

The U.S. Pizza Team and PMQ Pizza Magazine held its First Annual Slice of Americana Pizza Competition in Oxford, MS. this 4th of July.

Pizzaiolos from across the country converged on the little town to show off their pizza stylings to the deep south. Out of the chaos of townsfolk and pizzas arose 4 champions. The scores were close and 4th place lost out to 3rd by only one point. In the end, Rick Mines of Nima’s Pizza & More in Gassville, AR. walked away with the grand prize of a trip to the World Pizza Championships in Italy in 2015.

Congratulations to all winners!

1st Place: Rick Mines, Nima’s Pizza & More, Gassville AR.
2nd Place: Greg Riviotta, Franco’s Pizza, Chardon OH.
3rd Place: Chris Mallon, 5 Points Pizza, Nashville TN.
People’s Choice: Karen Irby, Camp Lake Stephen’s, Oxford MS.
Honorable Mention: Michael LaMarca, Master Pizza, Cleveland OH.


 Left to Right: Greg Riviotta, Richard Mines, Chris Mallon, Karen Irby, Michael LaMarca

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