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Battle for the Dough

National Pizza Month is here once again, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with an ultimate pizza showdown!  A few of your favorite local celebrities have created their dream pie and it’s up to you to vote and tell us which one you think is best!

The contestant’s creation that receives the most votes will be our featured pizza of the month from 11/1-11/22. As if that weren’t tasty enough, we will be donating proceeds from each pizza sold to the charity of their choice. Help our contestants battle it out for the dough and vote for your pick below!

Phoenix and Tucson have 2 separate pools – feel free to vote in both!  Here’s a recap of our contestants and their pizzas.

Phoenix Contestants

Lady La, Radio DJ 104.7 KISS FM and Mix 96.9
Pizza Name: La Pizza
Ingredients: Red sauce, fresh mozzarella, pepperoni, roasted garlic, fried jalapeño and purple potato chips, topped with a swirl of ranch on hand stretched dough
Charity of choice: The Purple Society

Diana Brandt, @AZFoodie
Pizza Name: Pizza is Bae
Ingredients: Olive oil, mozzarella and fontina cheese blend, fresh garlic, ricotta, bacon, prosciutto and caramelized onions on hand stretched dough
Charity of choice: Unidos Por Puerto Rico

Sarah and Matthew Stubbs, @Geekswhoeat
Pizza Name: The Phoenix
Ingredients: Buffalo sauce, goat cheese, ricotta, spicy chicken sausage, red onions and cilantro on hand stretched dough
Charity of choice: Comicare

Competing on behalf of PHOENIX magazine, Leah LeMoine, Managing Editor
Pizza Name: Fall-ing Into Meatballs
Ingredients: Olive oil, mozzarella and fontina cheese blend, ricotta, fresh garlic, butternut squash, poblano peppers and meatballs, topped with pepitas and basil on hand stretched dough
Charity of choice: Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation

Javier Soto, 3TV Reporter
Pizza Name: Javn-Fun
Ingredients: Olive oil, pesto sauce, mozzarella and fontina cheese blend, fresh garlic and shredded chicken on hand stretched dough
Charity of choice: Children’s First Academy

Vote for your favorite Phoenix contestant here

 

Tucson Contestants

Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson
Pizza Name: The Rothschild
Ingredients: Spicy mustard BBQ sauce, smoked mozzarella, chicken, hatch green chilies and cilantro on a thin crust
Charity of choice: Tucson Values Teachers

Competing on behalf of Tasting Tucson, Alfredo and Aaron Gonzales, Founders
Pizza Name: Vizietto
Ingredients: Tomato cream sauce, oregano, mozzarella and fontina cheese blend, smoked mozzarella, chopped fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, crimini mushrooms, chopped jalapeños, bacon and Parmesan cheese, topped with an olive oil drizzle on hand stretched dough
Charity of choice: Unicef

Lydia Camarillo, Tucson News Now
Pizza Name: Tour of Italia
Ingredients: Red sauce, smoked mozzarella, pepperoni, prosciutto and Italian sausage, topped with fresh basil on hand stretched dough
Charity of choice: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Cyndi and Chris in The Morning, MY 929
Pizza Name: My Big Fat Greek PIZZA
Ingredients: Olive oil, mozzarella and fontina cheese blend, fresh garlic, feta cheese, seasoned ground beef, marinated tomato, red onion, kalamata olives and oregano, topped with a tzatziki drizzle on hand stretched dough
Charity of choice: Global Giving for Hurricane Relief

Vote for your favorite Tucson contestant here

 

*The contestant with the most entries in each market will be the winner. Voting for Phoenix market ends 10/18/17. Voting for Tucson market ends 10/23/17. For a complete list of contest rules and eligibility, click here.

Build Your Own Pizza Contest!

National Pizza Month is here once again, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by putting the dough in your hands.  It’s your turn to tell us what your pizza creation is for the chance to be featured on our menu.

It’s pretty simple, really.

Just dream up your ideal pizza, imagine what toppings you’d choose, and ENTER TO WIN HERE.

Listen up, because here’s what’s in it for you.  Other than the bragging rights of having your pizza featured for the entire month of November at Sauce, you will also receive a $200 Sauce Gift Card.  On top of that, we will be donating $1 of each pizza sold to the charity of your choice—what could be better?

Contest Details:
You can enter your pizza via Facebook or in-store from October 1st – 16th.

Be sure to include:

  • The name of your pizza
  • The crust type
  • Type of sauce (if any)
  • The ingredients
  • Your email address

Our executive chef and team will choose a winning pizza to be featured on the Sauce chalkboard beginning November 1st.

*Winner will be chosen by our Culinary Team based on taste, flavor, cost and creativity. Entries must be received online or in-store by midnight PDT October 16th. Contest available at the Albuquerque location only. The winner will be notified via email or Facebook message. Employees of Sauce Pizza and Wine are not eligible. For a complete list of contest rules and eligibility, click here.

Sauce Every Bite Counts

In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we have partnered up with local hospitals to spread the word about the outstanding quality care and education they provide.  Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Diamond Children’s Medical Center in Tucson and UNM Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque.

We’re completely blown away with the work these hospitals have done for children and families in their communities, so from September 11th-17th, we are donating 100% of the proceeds from all Kids Meals to these hospitals.  Not buying a kid’s meal?  There will also be a chance for you to contribute by adding a donation to your bill.

Giving back has always been close to our hearts and we are extremely grateful for the chance to help raise money that will directly impact the lives of patients and their families.  With the help of our community we can continue to serve great food while also enhancing the well-being and growth of kids by supporting these organizations.  Join us as we participate in National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to help bring attention and support to children in need.

To learn more about your local children’s hospital and additional ways to donate, visit:

givetopchf.org/sauce
www.bannerhealth.com/locations/tucson/diamond-childrens-medical-center
hsc.unm.edu/health/locations/childrens-hospital.html

Show You Care and Receive 20% Off

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When you purchase a Care Card from The Board of Visitors, you’ll receive 20% off at Sauce Phoenix locations (and many other restaurants and retailers) – your proceeds from the card purchase support healthcare non-profits in Phoenix.

It’s easy peasy, purchase a Care Card online for $60 and receive it in the mail just a few days later…so the sooner you buy, the quicker you can shop, save and give. If you’re a last minute buyer, no worries, you can also purchase a card at some participating stores.

Use your card at any Sauce location in Phoenix to receive 20% off from October 28th to November 6th.

Now you know, so get your Care Card and see you soon!

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THE FINE PRINT: Discounts do not apply to prior sales and cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Discount does not include alcohol. Discount is only valid at Sauce Pizza and Wine Phoenix locations, excluding Phoenix Sky Harbor location. Sauce Pizza Wine gift cards are not available to purchase at a discount. The cardholder’s signature must appear on their Care Card booklet. The Care Card is non-replaceable and non-refundable. Care Card must be presented at the time of sale along with a photo I.D.

Every Bite Counts

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Shine bright this month and go gold with us! In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we have partnered up with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to spread the word about the outstanding quality care and education they provide. Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital. The hospital has roots in Tucson too, as it provides pediatric medical coverage to Tucson Medical Center.

We’re completely smitten with the work they have done for children and families in Phoenix and throughout the Southwest, so from September 12th-18th, we are donating 100% of the proceeds from all Kids Meals to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Over 300 patients are diagnosed with cancer each year, and more than 90 patients receive various cancer treatments daily. That means there are over 300 reasons to go gold this September! Join us as we participate in National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to help bring attention and support to children in need. To learn more about the cause and additional ways to donate, visit GoGold4PCH.org. Let’s help Phoenix Children’s Hospital raise their goal of $1 million this month!

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Sauce Uptown One Month Anniversary

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We can’t believe it’s already been one month of serving fresh ingredients at our wonderful new home in Uptown Plaza.  In celebration of our One Month Anniversary, when dining at Sauce Uptown you will be helping support our local businesses!  On Saturday, November 7th, we will be donating 100% of proceeds to Local First Arizona.  Local First Arizona is a statewide non-profit organization that works to strengthen communities and local economies by growing, supporting, and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout Arizona.

We will also be celebrating with this year’s “Build Your Own Pizza” Contest winner!
Penny’s Lasagna Pie: Red Sauce, Mozzarella, Fontina & Parmesan Cheese, House made Meatballs, Crimini Mushrooms, Sautéed Spinach, Fresh Garlic & Ricotta Cheese.

Stop by for a chance to support your local businesses and, of course, for a taste of our limited time menu item—Penny’s Lasagna Pie.

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Dine for the Boys & Girls Club of Tucson

We’ve got a special place in our heart for community partnerships.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of Tucson to support them in building programs, growing their professional staff, and creating a safe environment to help the youth develop self-esteem, values, and skills.

Want to get in on supporting the cause? Come hungry to the participating Tucson Sauce Pizza & Wine during a benefit night. Happening once a month from February until August, we’ll be donating a portion of proceeds to the Boys & Girls Club of Tucson.

The participating restaurant changes every month. Take a look at the calendar lineup to find out which restaurant to visit:

Learn About The Boys & Girls Club of Tucson