Colorado Pizza Joint Places in Top 10 at International Pizza Expo
Colorado can mark another in the "winner" column for a pizza that's square, but delicious, having beat out 44 other competitors. There's nothing like a great pizza, except for an "award-winning" pizza.
This pizza joint wasn't even a year old when it won the prize at the 39th Annual International Pizza Expo that took place in Las Vegas, March 19-21, 2023. (You have to wonder how many pepperonis were used at the huge event.)
A Best Pizza in the World is in Colorado
Urban Field Pizza & Market opened in south Longmont, Colorado, in May of 2022. Less than a year after that, they competed at the International Pizza Expo; and they won. The business' creative director and chef, Nick Swanson, was smiling from ear to ear after having come in within the top 10 in his first year of competing for Urban Field.
If you look closely, you'll see that Nick's winning entry was in the Square Pizza division. He's now calling that pie the "Lucky 7" because that's where the pizza landed in the world - #7.
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WHAT KIND OF PIZZA PIE IS 'THE LUCKY 7?'
According to the Longmont Leader, Nick took one of the pizzas they feature at Urban Field, "The Italiano," and combined it with a carbonara dish. That already sounds delicious, to me. He made a pan pizza with a very tasty-sounding list of additional ingredients.
- Caramelized onion cream
- Prosciutto di parma
- Confit garlic
- Spiced truffle oil
- Lemon zest
- Cured egg yolk
It certainly looks like it tastes great. Though the "Lucky 7" is not currently on the Urban Field menu, Nick hopes to bring it back soon.