Clear your calendar and bring your appetite for an event only true Central New Yorkers can appreciate.

It's back again and bigger than ever. Tomato Pie Day is returning to the great city of Utica, bringing together the best pizzerias and bakeries in the area to compete. They'll win your hearts by satisfying your taste buds, bringing their own takes on Utica's staple food.... Tomato Pie!

Credit - Napoli's Italian Bakery
Credit - Napoli's Italian Bakery

Competitors this year include:

  • Roma's Sausage & Deli
  • Napoli's Italian Baker
  • Holland Farms
  • Salvatore's Bakery
  • Tony's of Washington Mills
  • The Hub Eatery
  • Big J's
  • Ramon's Bakery
  • And Many More!

Besides amazing food, there will be so many other things for the whole family to enjoy. Including a performance by Utica Royalties, Face Painting by Mary Fessia, Hair Braiding and other fun activities for the kids.

There will also be a handful of different vendors and crafters on site, giving you even more to check out during the day.

Credit: Utica Bakery
Credit: Utica Bakery

It's all going down Saturday, April 29th from 12pm - 4pm at the Parkway Recreation Center in Utica. Tickets are only $3 in advance and $5 day-of at the door. Kids 10 and under get in for free.

Get your tickets today for a day you won't want to miss! All you need to bring is an empty stomach and all your Utica Pride.

New York State's Craziest Pizzas From Krave It

New York is truly the pizza capital of the world. Here in Upstate and Central New York, our pizza beats even the classics of New York City. Where can you find the craziest pizza or crazy pizza toppings in New York State? 

The team at Cheapsim set out on a food quest like no other- to find some of the most unusual pizzas in America for their list of “The Craziest Pizzas in Every State.” If you want to sample New York States, you'll have to make the trip to New York City, specifically Bayside New York.

Krave It Sandwich Shop and Eatery is located at 40-15 Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY 11361. You can check out their menu online. We wanted to highlight some of their dishes here for you:

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When you go to order this pizza, where do you generally order from? To expand your horizons from the two amazing spots listed above, we dove deep into social media. On all sorts of local food group pages, we asked the simple question: Other than O'Scugnizzos or Joes, what are some top underrated places to get Upside down pizza at?

Here's a list of 23 underrated upside down pizza places to check out:

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11 Delicious New York State Pizza Challenges You Need To Try

If you love eating pizza, and you have a pretty big stomach, have you ever considered taking part in a pizza eating competition? You should check out some of these pizza eating challenges scattered all over New York State.

The Most Unique and Best Pizza Place in New York State

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