Last year’s event exceeded all expectations with more than 500 people coming together to raise funds for the Braintree 4th of July Celebration Committee. To date all of the local restaurants and pizza establishments who completed last year have signed on to compete in the Pizza Showdown. The event will be expanded onto French’s Common Park with additional taste testings and giveaways.
One restaurant will be awarded the People’s Choice/Best Slice award based on the popular vote of attendees. The Kid’s Choice award will be decided by a separate children’s ballot. This year’s celebrity judge’s panel of pizza aficionados will be led by Braintree Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan and will include Police Chief Russell W. Jenkins and Fire Chief James O’Brien who will all participate in the blind taste testing.
The 2013 winner of the People’s Choice/Best Slice was South Side Tavern. The younger voters awarded the Kid’s Choice award to Rosie’s Pizzeria and the Judges’ Choice award went to Georgiana’s Italian Style Pizza.
Tickets are $10 per person/$20 per family and can be purchased at the door on the day of the event.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the business community and the community at large to come together and recognize the hard working men and women who create great pizza in Braintree,” said Michael J. Wilcox, Chairman of the Braintree Chamber of Commerce. “Business people, retirees and families all enjoy this fun event that raises money for our July 4th parade, fireworks and celebration.”
About the Braintree Chamber of Commerce
Established in January 2013, the Braintree Chamber of Commerce has grown to become the 4th largest Chamber of Commerce on the South Shore. Their mission is to promote their member businesses, encourage networking among members, serve as a voice on behalf of the business community at Town Hall, and promote strategic economic development. In addition to advocacy work, the Chamber hosts political events such as the Mayor's Breakfast and 'The Landing' Update Breakfast, community-centric events such as PizzaPalooza: