Friday, December 9, 2011
“Pizza is a lot like sex. When it's good, it's really good. When it's bad, it's still pretty good.”
The LA PIZZA FESTIVAL presented by Barcelona Enterprises was definitely an event worth experiencing. Held at the beautiful Olympic Collection in West LA the banquet room was full of every kind of pizza, beer and wine you could imagine. The little Italian man playing the accordion had a smile on his face that could tell a million stories and the crooner sang songs that instantly made you feel like you were in New York eating your pizza at your favorite pizza joint and huddling up next to warm fire with a nice bottle of red. Outside old fashioned stone ovens baked pizza crusts to perfection as Champion Pizza Dough Artists performed amazing tricks both in the air AND on the ground. I never knew that was even a sport but it is and it’s serious business.
As for the beautiful women we had the ever talented fresh and frisky Satin Doll Dancers and The SafeCig Girls with their cigarette trays, short ruffled skirts and pill box hats that were so darn adorable that they actually made you want smoke a cigarette… a SafeCig that is!
Our celebrity guest Mr. Joe Pesci arrived in time for a quick interview, a supportive speech and pictures with anyone that wanted one. The line was long.
I always picture Mr. Pesci in two very distinct ways:
First as the lovable, comedic lawyer Vinny Gambini in “My Cousin Vinny” and then as the vicious, ruthless Mafioso Tommy DeVito in “Good Fellas”.
THAT ladies and gentlemen is called range.
Luckily for me I had the privilege of interviewing the cute and cuddly version. THAT was a relief! LOL
I found Joe to be sweet, funny and shockingly enough… SHY. Yes… It’s true what they say!
Thank you to Alan Semsar of Barcelona Enterprises for inviting Clubbin’ Productions to another funtabulous event.
By the way I think I had 5 pieces of pizza and then rolled home
PIZZA, PIZZA, PIZZA!!!