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Panino’s owner ranks at International Pizza Challenge

Lenny Rago of Panino’s Pizzeria took second place at the International Pizza Challenge held at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. More than 200 competitors from 10 different countries competed in five different categories: Napoletana, Gluten Free, Pan, Traditional and Non-Traditional. Rago took second in the Pan Division with the “Smoked Pan,” a pizza topped with homemade pork butt sausage, smoked mozzarella cheese, homemade pizza sauce, grated grana padano, crumbled apple wood smoked bacon, whole and skim milk shredded mozzarella, fresh green peppers, pesto mousse, smoked olive oil and fresh basil.

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