Looking for some world-class pizza? Look no further than Wholly Stromboli, whose owners Melissa and Eric Rickman just captured first place regional honors at the International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas, besting scores of professional pizzaiolis. It’s a welcome affirmation for Melissa Rickman, whose artistry captured the hearts, and palates, of the judges.
“It is the biggest pizza competition in the world, next to the one in italy,” Rickman said. “And there were 60 contenders in our division, and we won “Best Non-traditional Pizza.”
Taking top honors took some unusual skill, outside the realm what most of us would consider a three-topping special at the corner pizza joint.