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By Mini Zamora Arceo
“We are looking for pizza lovers who can beat the current record of eating the medium size Pambansang Pizza in just two minutes,” said Marc Nepomuceno, owner of Armando’s Pizza at the Camalig.
Now on its fifth year, Armando’s Pizza will hold its annual pizza-eating contest in all Saturdays of the month of May. Yes, Virginia. It is pizza galore at the old Camalig. The competition is open to everyone. The standing record is two-minutes for the 10-inch pizza courtesy of Armando’s.
Dubbed as Pizza Blitza, Nepomuceno said the event attracts a lot of people from all walks of life. Anyway, it is free as long as you are part of the contest!
The Pizza Blitza is part of Armando‘s anniversary celebration. Established in May 3, 1973, Armando’s Pizza made it big in the industry through the years, building a strong clientele and craze fanatics to the restaurant’s bestsellers like All the Way, Armando’s Best and their very own Doy’s Kapampangan, a combination of longganisa, ebun buru (salted egg), onion, and pickle relish in thin crust.
Aside from its heavenly pizza masterpieces, Armando’s Pizza is also known for its advocacies for promoting and preserving the Kapampanga culture as well as its campaign for environmental awareness.
“We are the only pizza house that uses bilao (bamboo bin) for our take-out pizza. This is part of our advocacy. And we are the only local restaurant that has an in-house gallery that serves as a venue both for our local and national artists. This is the Galeria Olivia,” Nepomuceno said.
Nepomuceno is the incumbent president of the Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MACCI). He is also an officer of the Kuliat Foundation Inc., the group that runs the Museo Ning Angeles.