Ten Restaurants to vie at “Pizza Palooza”
WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN NORTHWEST OHIO? Northwest Ohio will find out on July 25 and 26. The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District present “Pizza Palooza”, sponsored by Kistler Ford, at Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania, Ohio on July 25and 26. Times for July 25th are 5PM – 11:30 PM and on July 26th – 4PM – 11:30PM.
Over 12,000 guests are expected to vote for their favorite pizza restaurant in this annual contest that features a people’s choice and judge’s award. Newcomer, Fat Tony’s Pizza will be hoping to top the other nine pizza vendors that will be vying for the best pizza restaurant in Northwest Ohio and Sofo’s winner trophies: Amie’s – Mancino’s Pizza, Charlie’s Pizza, J-Cups Pizza, Jet’s Pizza, Jo-Jo’s Pizzeria, Mama Mary’s, Pizza Papalis of Toledo PizzAroma and Vito’s Pizza will be professionally judged on Friday the 25th with winners announced at 8PM. People’s choice winners will be announced on July 26th at 9PM.
Additionally, media chefs and business leaders will be vying for bragging rights for the Corporate/Media Trophies. Media and Corporate judging finals are at 5:30PM on July 25th. Funds raised from the summer event benefit the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District for education and beautification projects.
Palooza enthusiasts will enjoy fabulous musical entertainment from on
Friday – July 25
5-6:45 Mt. Fuji and the eruptions
7-8:45 Distant Cousins
9-11 Last Born Sons
Saturday - July 26
7-8:45 Barile and May
9-11 The Wheeler Brothers
The Wheeler Brothers are no strangers to NW Ohio as they continue their U.S. tour. Previously headliners at “Almost Oktoberfest” in 2013 their reception in Sylvania was so overwhelming that they are coming back. “It’s a family reunion every time we go,” says lead singer, Nolan Wheeler. “Growing up, we’d make the trip once a year to visit family and luckily we’re able to
continue the tradition! So far, we’ve played Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Marietta, Chillicothe and Akron and always look forward to coming back.”
Wheeler Brothers - Nolan Wheeler [vocals, guitar], Patrick Wheeler [drums], Tyler Wheeler [bass] and Nathan Rigney [guitar, backup vocals]. Their accolades keep mounting. They are winners of the Austin Music Awards this spring for "Best Roots Rock Band" and runner-up for "Album of the Year."
Children’s activities are sponsored by Over the Rainbow Early Learning Center and will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 PM each day and features clowns, face painting and activities from Imagination Station, YMCA/JCC, The Toledo Zoo, Toni and Guy Hair Dressing Academy, Over the Rainbow Early Learning Center and The Bouncy Thing.
Admission tickets are $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 5-12 and children 4 and under are free. Pizza vendors will be selling pizza for $1.50 - $2.00 a slice. Advance Tickets are available at Metamora State Bank and the Sylvania Area Chamber Office.
Presenting Sponsor for Pizza Palooza is Kistler Ford. Pizza Supreme Sponsors are Metamora State Bank, Paramount Health Care, Edward Jones, Flower Hospital, Jennite, The Butterfly House and the City of Sylvania. Pizza Sponsors are Over the Rainbow Early Learning Center, Kingston- Sylvania, Sylvania Vet, The VZN Group, Walker Funeral Home and Sofo’s Foods. Media Sponsors are The Toledo Blade, 92.5 KISS FM, 13 ABC, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, City Paper and Sylvania Advantage Newspaper