Profiles
Pizzeria Gusto, Winnipeg’s new upscale pizza restaurant, is doing a “boffo” business after being open just a couple of months. Co-owner Bobby Mottola reports that customers at the 60-seat restaurant have to wait as much as an hour to be seated.
Drive through any major Canadian city and you will see rows upon rows of fast food restaurants along their main drags, all serving the same thin: the burger.
Thompson in northern Manitoba is a mining community, the kind of place where people go to make a lot of money quickly then move on. 
Winnipeg-based pizza chain Pizza Hotline’s ambitious goal of reaching 100 franchise outlets in western Canada within the next five years is proceeding on schedule.
When Baska Nagalingham left his war-torn country of Sri Lanka for a new life in Canada, little did he know that making dough would take on a whole new meaning.
Pizza entrepreneur Corey Wildeman is proving once again that sex sells. While he expected that his new pizza delivery business – Porno Pizza – featuring sexually explicit photos on the bottom of his pizza boxes would attract some media attention, he says that he is surprised at the extent of the media storm whirling around him.
Canadian chefs scored big in competition this spring, with Canadian Pizza Magazine’s 2007 Chef of the Year Liliane Sibonney placing first in Las Vegas, and 2005/2006 Chef of the Year Diana Coutu emerged as the best pizza chef from North America in Italy.
Nestled on a corner in one of the nation’s most storied neighbourhoods is the restaurant home of Canadian Pizza Magazine’s 2007 Chef of Year. L
There are times in our industry – the publishing industry, that is – when a break from the norm is required. It’s like taking that leap from pepperoni, mushroom, and green peppers to chicken, pesto and red onion.
Tony Hannona is enjoying a little quiet time in his kitchen. With summer moving into a midpoint, lunches are a little more sane.
Sitting at a quiet table in the back of a chic Montreal coffee house, Juan Hermosillo is feeling a little like an apparition these days.
Vancouver-based Panago Pizza is launching three new menu items to match consumer demand for greater variety, quality, and healthier choices. New on the menu are Panago’s multigrain crust, fire-roasted tomatoes, and a Tuscan sausage pizza.
In the summer months, Little Caesars’ Free Ice Cream Friday campaign makes for some high-traffic evenings at the Chatham, Ontario location. Canadian Pizza Magazine decided to visit the St. Clair Street pizza place on a particularly sunny and subsequently busy Friday night.
Wow, what an incredible experience being a World Pizza Championship Player. I can’t begin to describe what an amazing time I had in Italy, never mind competing in the games and all.
Pizza from Hell by Hell’s Kitchen was voted 2005’s Best Pizza in Vancouver Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards. This victory, achieved with thin-crust New York-style pizza, may not seem like a big deal, but it is a formidable feat in Vancouver, a city that food writers describe as an “ultra-competitive market.”

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