The ‘World’s Best’ Pizza Involves Tequila, Of Course

Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza took home highest honors at last week's International Pizza Expo with the "Tropical Pie."

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Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza
Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza

The International Pizza Expo, a three-day-long competition in Las Vegas, with more than 10,000 attendees, culminates with the crowning of the best pizza in the world.

But don’t expect a bunch of typical Margherita or four-cheese pies — at least not in the gourmet category. The winner of last week’s contest combined asiago and mozzarella cheeses, shrimp, mango, and limes on a bed of Patron-infused pineapple cream sauce.

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Third-time champs Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza from Staten Island, N.Y. took home the grand prize and $10,000 with its “Tropical Pie.” Pizza maestro Andrew Scudera is credited for the winning recipe. “I came up with idea to use tequila, but it was a collaboration,” Scudera told Yahoo! Shine. “Everyone here at the restaurant dived in and gave their input, helping to perfect the recipe by the time we brought it to the show.”

After the big win, you can now purchase the pizza for $15.99 at the pizzeria in Staten Island. And don’t worry about the tequila ingredient — underage eating is encouraged. Other notable entries included a Japanese chef’s sushi-grade raw fish pizza on rice crust and a duck pizza topped with fermented garlic.

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