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Romeo's Pizza Wins Best Pizza in Midwest at 2013 Pizza Pizzazz Competition
Craig Jenkins of Romeo's Pizza in Brunswick, Ohio, bakes the Butcher Shop pizza and claims both the "Best Pizza of the Midwest" title and $6,000 cash prize
The contest, operated in conjunction with the annual North America Pizza and Ice Cream Show was held at the Columbus Convention Center on February 17-18. It featured over 60 of the best pizza makers from over 17 states. Jenkins was the Manager at the original Romeo’s Pizza when Sean Brauser, CEO & Founder, won the same award in 2002 and 2004 with the Butcher Shop Pizza.
The Butcher Shop is a meat lover’s delight that begins with Romeo’s famous sweet pizza sauce and 100% Wisconsin cheese, followed by toppings of pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon and crumbled meatballs.
Romeo’s Pizza finished fourth in the Gourmet category the day before with the Great Ranch & Potato Pizza. That pizza has been previously named Best Gourmet Pizza in America.
“When I didn’t hear my name called for third or second place in the Traditional category, I was thinking, ‘Oh, my gosh, it’s either a bomb or I’m getting a trophy,’” Jenkins said. “Romeo’s Pizza was the only pizza place that placed in the finals both days and that really says a lot about our award-winning gourmet pizzas.”
ABOUT ROMEO’S PIZZA: Romeo’s Pizza has won over 20 different awards for their pizzas including the Best Gourmet Pizza in America with the Great Ranch & Potato Pizza, the Best Pizza in the Midwest three times with the Butcher Shop Pizza and named the Best Pizza in Columbus for four years in a row—2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 at the Slice of Columbus. Romeo’