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Teddy's Retains 'Slice Of Life' Best Pizza Title

By Andy McKeever
iBerkshires Staff
08:47PM / Saturday, March 09, 2013
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Teddy's Pizza took home the title of the best pizza in Berkshire County.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Teddy's Pizza remains undefeated at the Moment's House Slice of Life competition.

The East Street restaurant reeled in its third Best Pizza in Berkshire County award based on more than 300 voters who attended the charity event Saturday night. The award comes with a banner to hang in the pizzeria.

Coyote Den, in Lanesborough, also retained its Most Unique Pizza title on Saturday with an array of pizza toppings including macaroni and cheese and barbecue pulled pork.

Last year's "best crust" winner couldn't retain its title but instead took home a different one. Papa Gino's won the "best sauce" category this year while Papa Joe's took the "best crust."

Voters had a lot to choose from as 12 local pizzerias crowded the Crowne Plaza's ballroom. In addition, 110 raffle prizes were donated to help Moment's House's biggest fundraiser.

The nonprofit provides support and information in a homelike environment to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis as well as organizing related events. Last June, the organization opened an office on Fenn Street as a headquarters.

"We are trying to be everything a doctor's office isn't," said co-founder Danielle Trumbull.

The first Slice of Life was came just two months after the group's inception. It is now in its third year and growing. It features not only pizza and a Chinese auction but music and a photo booth operated by Bob Heck.

"People now know what we're doing. The community support we have allows us to do everything we do," Trumbull said.

In its first year, the group made about $8,000 at the pizza party; the second year was bigger with $9,500. While the numbers were not totaled by the end of the event Saturday, Trumbull said the group has its "fingers crossed" that it will break the $10,000 mark.

By the end of Saturday night, which saw the most people yet, there was little pizza remaining but any leftovers were expected to be donated to local food shelters.

Tags: cancer support,   fundraiser,   pizza,   

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