Toss Like A Boss at Ballard Pizza Company


For the first time in our fair city, a group of pizzaioli and one lone pizzaiola will put their skills to the ultimate test in hopes of earning the title “Pizza Toss Boss 2013!” Ballard Pizza Company’s resident pro, Israel Santiago, will face off against 11 pizza pros on Sunday, March 10 for the inaugural Toss Like a Boss competition at the Ballard Avenue shop.
The event kicks off at noon, and for a suggested donation of $20, attendees will receive a scorecard and free pizza and salad for the duration of the two-hour event.

Representatives from Big Mario’s Pizza, Piecora’s Original New York Pizza and Pasta, Zayda Buddy’s Pizza & Bar, Elemental Pizza, Tavolàta, The Hi-Life, Rione XIII, and Ballard Pizza Company will be testing their tossing skills. Competitors will be judged on speed, style, height of their toss, and best looking pie. There will be four rounds, each with three participants, with the winner of each round advancing to the final round and tossing for the glorious title of “Pizza Toss Boss.” The winner will receive eternal bragging rights and a trophy to display proudly in their restaurant for the year.

The proceeds from the event will go to the winner’s charity of choice.

Ballard Pizza Company, located at 5107 Ballard Avenue NW, is housed in a renovated building that features exposed brick walls, an open kitchen to watch all the pizza making magic, and a garage door that opens to Seattle’s historic Ballard Avenue. This humming spot is perfect for grabbing a quick slice or enjoying a whole pie with friends. The Back Room can accommodate up to 30 guests and is perfect for celebrations or catching a game on the big screen. Ballard Pizza Company is open daily from 4pm – 11pm and until 1am on Friday and Saturday. Happy Hour is offered Sunday through Thursday from 4pm to 6pm. For more information or to place an order, call 206.659.6033 or visit

Ballard Pizza Company is a concept from Grubb Brothers Productions, a company from chef Ethan Stowell that focuses on creating “fast food redefined” restaurants. These casual spots offer diners approachable food made using the best ingredients at a great value. Grubb Brothers is a partnership with Chad Dale of Evo Properties.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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