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101. Winning Ways with Lars Smith

Jeremy White and Josh Keown sit down with Lars Smith from State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria in Los Altos, CA. Lars dishes on the big win he recently pulled off at a major pizza competition in Italy, the thought process that went into his award-...
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100. With Special Guest Pete Lachapelle

To commemorate our 100th episode, everyone’s favorite pizzeria ambassador Pete Lachapelle joins us on The Hot Slice Podcast. Pete has been the fixture at Pizza Expo and Pizza Today for over 20 years. Pete has so many stories to share. You won’t w...
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99. The Detroit Original with Wes Pikula

Detroit-style pizza is trending across the country. This week, we talk to Chief Branding Officer Wes Pikula of Buddy’s Pizza, the original Detroit style. Discover more about Buddy’s, the development of the Detroit pizza and how the legendary pizz...
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98. Pizza Expo Mini Sessions: Brian Hall and Linda Ortega

We continue our mini sessions from above the Pizza Expo exhibit hall. Hear from Brian Hall, owner of Crafters Pizza & Drafthouse in Carmel, Indiana. We talk rebranding the concept, staffing, new products on the show floor and International Pizza ...
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97. Pizza Expo Mini Sessions: Christian Buck, Calvin Freatman and Jennifer Howell

We continue our Pizza Expo Mini Series from above the show floor talking to pizzeria folks from two pizza companies killing it in their markets. First up, we chat with Christian Buck and Calvin Freatman, co-owners of Cascadia Pizza Company with two l...
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96. Pizza Expo Mini Sessions: Nicole Bean and Rocky and Courtney Shanower

We continue our Mini Sessions from Pizza Expo 2022 with Nicole Bean and Brad Bean at Pizaro’s Pizzeria in Houston, Texas and Rocky and Courtney Shanower, owners of Park Street Pizza in Sugar Creek, Ohio and Bahler Street Pizza mobile kitchen i...
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95. Pizza Expo Mini Sessions: Brittany Saxton & Leah Scurto

Mini Sessions from Pizza Expo are back with a brand new setup. We kick off Pizza Expo 2022 sessions with two of the leading women pizzeria owners Leah Scurto, PizzaLeah in Windsor, California and Brittany Saxton, 600 Downtown, Bellefontaine, Ohio. ...
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94. Takeaways and Trends from Pizza Expo 2022

From above the exhibit hall, Jeremy White and Denise Greer share their takeaways from the highly successful Pizza Expo 2022, including pizzeria industry trends from the show floor. Thank you to everyone for making this year a great show. Thank you t...
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93. REPLAY Ken Forkish on Baking

It’s Pizza Expo Week! We’re revisiting one of our favorite chats with Ken Forkish, the man behind Ken’s Artisan Bakery and Ken’s Artisan Pizza in Portland, Oregon and a keynote speaker at Pizza Expo. We learn more about the James Beard Award ...
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92. Get Hyped for Pizza Expo

Jeremy White, Josh Keown and Denise Greer are here to get you ready for Pizza Expo less than week away. Find out their favorite show moments and get insider tips on how to approach the packed schedule of events. For all things Pizza Expo, visit http...
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91. Live and Breathe the Pizza Business

Veteran pizzeria owners Jennifer Morales and Phoebe Reckseit have experienced a lot in their 30+ years in pizza business at Pizza Girls in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. On this episode, we talk words of wisdom, employees, closing a location and what&#...
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90. Focus on the Business

This week, our guest is Eric Rickman of Wholly Stromboli in Fort Lupton, Colorado. We talk overcoming obstacles, husband and wife business roles, expansion plans and employee strategies. Eric will join us as a panelist on an Overcoming Obstacles sess...
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