Contact: Caity Evans, Local First Arizona



9 Tucson Pizzerias To Compete at Tucson Originals Pizza Throwdown

Tucson pizzerias go head to head in hopes of being crowned King of The Pizza Pie


Tucson, Arizona (May 24th, 2018) – Tucson Originals will host the 4th Annual Pizza Throwdown taking place on June 9th from 6:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M at Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria located at 3011 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716. Pizza Throwdown will feature local breweries and pizzerias competing for Best Slice, Brew and Dessert.


“Nothing beats pizza and beer! Enjoy all the pizza you can eat at the 4th Annual Pizza Throwdown as Tucson Originals restaurants go head to head to be crowned King of The Pizza Pie. Plus, some of Tucson’s best local breweries will be pouring drafts for thirsty patrons, ” said Caity Evans, Local Food and Events Coordinator for Local First Arizona and Tucson Originals.


This year’s Pizza Throwdown competitors include

  • Fiamme Pizza
  • Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria
  • Rocco’s Little Chicago
  • Mama Louisa’s
  • Uppercrust Pizza
  • Arizona Pizza Company
  • Casino Del Sol
  • Trident Grill
  • Thunder Canyon Brewstillery


Barrio Brewing Co., Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., and Thunder Canyon Brewstillery will be on site pouring their locally brewed beers.


Pizza Throwdown is an awesome event where a pizzaiolo like myself gets to showcase the love and passion for pizza. It’s also chance to make the best pizza possible to represent your restaurant in the local community,” Says Scott Volpe Owner of Fiamme Pizza and reigning Pizza Throwdown champion.


For more information please visit For $25 in advance or $30 at the door guests will receive three drink tickets and all the pizza they can eat.


About Tucson Originals


Founded in 1999, Tucson Originals Restaurants are the independently-owned, fine dining and casual eateries that make up our culinary community. By spotlighting local restaurants, distilleries, and breweries, Tucson Originals protects Tucson’s sense of place and empowers its vibrant culinary community. Follow Tucson originals Restaurants on social media at


About Local First Arizona


Founded in 2003 by Executive Director Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona (LFA) is a community and economic development organization working to strengthen local economies. LFA educates consumers about the interconnectedness of the economy, trains small businesses to be more effective and more competitive, helps larger Arizona businesses and institutions tell their story as champions of Arizona, and creates programs and events that make it fun and easy to discover local businesses and buy local. Visit for more information and a directory of more than 3,000 locally owned businesses.