Book Your Spot For An Outdoor Pizza Party

Pizza at the Plant Life Pizza Picnic has homemade crust with slightly charred edges and a “perfectly crunchy exterior,” Karla Walsh writes.

Writer: Karla Walsh

While I adore the variety of a mixed menu, I’m pretty sure I could eat pizza every day. Hey, with the sauce, crust and toppings, you can cover all of your food bases! For this reason, I’m always on a quest to discover the latest and greatest slices.

This summer, that just might be at the Plant Life Pizza Picnic. Making its debut on Friday, June 4, and occurring monthly throughout the summer, this event is co-hosted by Crafted Food Services owner/chef Jacob Schroeder (who you may remember from his Scotcheroo Hot Cocoa recipe featured in dsm) and Plant Life Designs owner Tara Dudley. I was lucky enough to score an early taste of the just-thick-enough homemade crust and was delighted by the slightly charred edges, tender crumb and perfectly crunchy exterior.

“Every menu will include three different pizza topping options,” Schroeder says. “We’ll always have one cheese-focused pie, another vegetable-rich and one with meat.”

With “all ingredients as local and seasonal as possible,” Schroeder says, each of the picnics will offer a fresh lineup of local partners, including Simple Life Farms cheese, Bread by Chelsa B and Bay Laurel Baking. A $60 ticket includes a welcome snack, one 10-inch wood-fired pizza, vegetable side, summery dessert and two cocktails—all offered in compostable and biodegradable containers. A cash bar will be available for additional drink purchases and you can snag supplemental snacks.

To allow for timely pizza delivery and ample spacing, only 40 tickets are available, split by 10 across four time slots: 5, 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. Score your tickets here, while supplies last, and watch the Plant Life Designs website for future dates. Can’t make it this year? After the 2021 season, “the pizza picnic concept will be a private party option for summer 2022,” Schroeder confirms.

If you’re in the mood for more pizza ideas, Karla revealed her favorite locally owned pizza restaurants for every occasion.

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