This city has more dough slingers than you can a toss a pizza peel at, but next Monday and Tuesday nights at Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria at the Vallagio at Inverness, and Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria Ballpark, two of the world's most prized pizzaioli are going to be on stage: Neapolitan pizza virtuosos Don Antonio Starita and Roberto Caporuscio -- masters of their pizza domains, rulers of the piehole universe -- will command the ovens, as part of a two-night Meet the Masters Dinner -- and we're giving away two seats to the blowout, which also includes lots of Italian vino and dough-making demos.
Strata, a fourth-generation owner of Pizzeria Stratita, the oldest pizzeria in Naples, and Caporuscio, who presides over Keste Pizza + Vino in New York City, which nabbed the Top Pizza in New York accolades from New York magazine in 2009, will fire up the embers at 6 p.m. -- and, according to Mark Dym, who owns Marco's, "between the two of them, it just doesn't get any better than this."
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And with that declaration, here's how this little contest is going to work: In as few words as possible, tell us what your dream pizza is -- and why. We'll announce the winner this evening, before 6 p.m., and if you're the victor, then you can choose which night -- Monday or Tuesday -- you'd like to attend the Meet the Masters dinner. For the record, the Marco's at Vallagio at Inverness has a deep-fryer -- and the pizzas are phenomenal.
Be sure to leave a valid e-mail address, so we can contact you if you're the winner.
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