Durham is the kind of town that supports the arts, and artists...and sometimes there is free food involved. The question is, how creative can you be for free pizza for a year?
Pompieri Pizza, located in the heart of Downtown Durham, is launching its second annual Pizza Box Contest to give away free pizza for a year. Up to 5 winners will produce an artistic pizza box and enjoy a year of eating traditional Neapolitan-style pizza.
The contest runs through April, and time is running short on submitting an entry. Visit Pompieri Pizza any time the restaurant is open for a free plain pizza box. They will give one box per person until all the entry boxes are gone. Pompieri asks for a name, birthdate and email address in exchange for a box. The contest closes April 30, 2015. A panel of judges will select one winner in the ten years of age and under category and four winners over ten years of age.
Artists must decorate the pizza box and must include a fire/flame, pizza or a fire station reference in some way. The box can be cut, glued, painted, glazed, etc. Winners will be announced on May 1. No late entries will be allowed. See the website for full details. Boxes will be on display in the restaurant as one of the 2015-2016 winners along with your photos, and then it will become part of the permanent art collection at Pompieri Pizza.
Also in April, Pompieri has teamed up with Meals on Wheels of Durham, and $1 of each pizza sold during the month of April will be donated to serve Durham seniors a nutritious meal. The featured pizza (photo attached), features a garlic and oil base parmesan and ricotta cheeses, strawberries, a balsamic reduction and fresh mint. So far, 128 pizzas have been sold, which is enough to feed one senior for an entire month. More info here.