12Feb

Giveaway: $40 Gift Card to the Homemade Pizza Company (locations in NY, NJ, Washington and DC, Minneapolis)

Homemade Pizza Company

Earlier this year in Larchmont, where I live, a new pizza place called HomeMade Pizza Company opened in one of the many vacant shops in town.  Billed as fresh and wholesome, it definitely caught my eye.  On my many visits to Red Mango for frozen yogurt across the street, my kids would beg me, saying “when are we going to the new pizza store?”  Word started to get around about it and when the buzz came my way, I felt compelled to give it a whirl.  I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about having to take the pizza home to bake.  I also didn’t understand the hype…until I tasted it for myself.  Here’s what so special about this pizza: the ingredients (there’s a choice of 45) are truly fresh, right off a farm, and you can taste the difference; they’re also healthy and more exotic than average; and the concoctions are marvelous.  You choose your toppings and they make it right before your eyes.

The Homemade Pizza CompanyI ordered the Quattro Stagioni with artichokes, wild mushrooms, Kalamata olives, Fontinella cheese and fresh thyme.  Hungry yet?  I truly felt like I was in Italy, munching on the tastiest pizza ever.  It’s not thick crust, it’s not thin either.

My kids loved the Classic Cheese with mushrooms.  Hand-tossed dough, ruby red tomato sauce, and creamy part-skim mozzarella.

Other concoctions include the Fresh Herb (with Chevre cheese); the Miesian with Italian Margherita-fresh Roma tomato, roasted garlic, tons of basil and creamy Mozzarella; the Four Cheese with Asiago, Fontinella, Wisconsin Mozzarella, and Ricotta cheeses; Sausage and Carmelized Onion; Spinach Pie; BBQ Chicken; Wild Mushroom; the Georgia with Cumin-scented Santa Fe chicken, of poblano peppers and Ricotta cheese; the B.L.T.; and the Fireside which has Italian sausage, roasted red peppers and aged parmesan.  Okay, now you are really hungry, right?  Prices range from $10.95 to $15.75 for a medium size to $12.95 to $17.95 for a large size pizza.  I personally love their selection of salads to accompany the pizza.  The Big Salad, which I purchased for $7.95 included generous portions of artichokes, mushrooms, grape tomatoes, red onion, and sweet bell peppers over a bed of fresh greens.  For dessert, they offer homemade cookies that you buy raw and put in the oven and six kinds of natural ice cream.

I actually enjoyed taking the pizza home raw and ready to go into the oven.  It’s wrapped very carefully, the plastic comes right off.  There are directions on the pizza that tells you exactly how to prepare it.  I loved the way my house smelled while it was baking and it was all just very easy.

HomeMade Pizza Company began with Eric Fosse, the founder and CEO of HomeMade Pizza.  His  dream was to create a new kind of wholesome pizza and an easy way to bring friends and family together around the dinner table.  Fosse spent more than two years perfecting the crust in his home kitchen, as well as time abroad studying the fresh eating way of life born out of local European markets.

Chicago-based HomeMade Pizza Company continues its organic growth and success in cities across the country, including Washington, D.C., Minneapolis and now New York.  They just opened their first New Jersey location in Ridgewood this past week.

To learn more about HomeMade Pizza Company, please visit www.homemadepizza.com or join them at www.facebook.com/HomeMadePizzaCo.

Now on the Culture Mom, you can enter to win a $40 Gift Card to the Homemade Pizza Company (locations in NY, NJ, Washington and DC, Minneapolis) and you can use the card at any location. Here is how to win:

Comment here and leave your contact information (Twitter handle preferred) and name of blog (if you have one).
For extra entries:
1) Become a fan of  The Culture Mom’s Facebook Page. Then leave a comment on the wall telling me why you want to win gift certificate, for example, have you eaten at a Homemade Pizza Company before?
2) Follow @theculturemom on Twitter.
3) Tweet “I hope I win the $40 gift card to  @homemadepizzaco via @theculturemom” on Twitter.
4) Post a link to this contest on your blog (and then leave a comment on this post with your link).
Contest ends midnight Eastern time, February 20th, 2010. You will have 24 hours to claim the gift card.
Disclosure: This gift card is being given to me for promotional purposes for this giveaway.  All of the opinions expressed above are my own.  In addition, I was not paid to promote any of the items mentioned above, but I received a similar gift card as compensation.

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  1. I live in Larchmont & tried the new Homemade Pizza Co. It was great! Would love to win the $40 card!

  2. and a facebook fan also

    @gerryinwp

  3. Yes, I follow you on twitter @gerryinwp

  4. Would like to give this a try

    @gerryinwp

  5. The night owls says

    I love pizza, I love your blog and I would love to share my prize with you.

  6. A gift card is certainly a nice way to try out this new pizza place.

    leahaa2000
    at
    yahoo.
    com

  7. I am a fan on FB lauren conlon

  8. I love pizza so this would be a great treat. @nyclaurenbeth

  9. I would like to try this pizza ..if I win, please email me at

    macrouse at (verizon dot net)

  10. I FOLLOW on Twitter.

    So great to meet you in person!! Sorry I had to run. SOS from the huz and a little under the weather.

  11. I LIKE on Facebook.

  12. David Simpson says

    I tried Homemade Pizza last year when I was working out at Chicago. Was very excited to hear they were coming east. Missed the Rye and Larchmont Grand Openings but made the one in Ridgewood, NJ last Wednesday night. Spread the word to a host of friends and we kind of descended on the place. Lines were long but not that long is to the cold weather and wind. Fortunate for us! We walked away with three pies–all different–a few salads and a giant oatmeal cookie which you also bake in the oven at home. My sister went Thursday night and some of my teenage sons are applying for jobs there. You can’t beat the location, either. Right in the center of Ridgewood at the location of the old cheese shop. Go! Go! Go!

  13. Mindi Hirsch says

    I’m a facebook fan and I love pizza!

  14. i follow on twiier @nyfamilytimes

  15. I am a fan on fb. i never ate there but it sounds really yummy.
    i know the kids will surely like the food there

  16. that sounds yummy

    @nyfamilytimes

    http:nyfamilytimes.blogspot.com

    cindy0462@gmail.com

  17. This DIY pizza pie thing sounds fun – do they have personal pizzas? It would give me the chance to FINALLY indulge my mushroom pie fantasies (you know, the ones I apparently gave up in my wedding vows, as in, “I promise to love, cherish, and never order mushrooms on our pizza b/c they seep into the entire pie”) while my husband gets to live on the edge with his fancy cheese pizza.
    @westchesterlife

  18. The quattro stagioni you described sounds so authentic! I want to win, since it’s been 10 years (and 2 kids!) since I’ve been to Italy. Thanks for sharing the news about this place!

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