To quote The Grateful Dead: “What a long, strange trip it’s been.”
Pizza Expo returned after a pandemic-forced hiatus last August, and man was that euphoric. But it was August. In Las Vegas. It was hot. There was no March Madness. There was no magical red carpet. There weren’t uncomfortably long “okay, you can let go now” hugs. It was awesome, but it wasn’t quite 100 percent yet.
Well, here we are. It’s March and Pizza Expo has resumed its rightful place in the pizza world. We could be anywhere right now, dear reader. Anywhere. We could be locked in our homes quarantining, or we could be taking the next private rocket trip into space if we had the means and desire. Yet, here we are. Right here. Right now. Getting ready for Pizza Expo, in March, in the new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
It just feels so right. It’s about time.
What will be the first thing you’ll do when you get to Vegas? Many will hit the strip for a meal in a world-class restaurant. Others will gamble. Others will take in a show.
Me, I’m a creature of habit. I will do the same thing I always do when I head to Pizza Expo. First, I’ll make a bee line to a little place I always hit up for my pre-show Strawberry Milkshake. You read that correctly. I have exactly one strawberry milkshake per year. I didn’t get to have one in 2020, and we all see how that disaster of a year turned out for humanity. Next, I’ll head to the Convention Center, walk around a little and merely enjoy that last moment of quiet; that calm before the storm. Then, before you know it, it’s “Game On.” And, man, what fun it is going to be when Pizza Expo and March Madness once again collide.
Here we are, finally, again, friends. Can’t wait.
Editor In Chief