For the past several weeks, the owners, staff and customers of Favilla's N.Y. Pizza have eagerly awaited the results for the Best of WNC pizza category. Admittedly, we were disappointed to not be named as a finalist. We do realize that many factors come into play whenever an online poll is conducted. It is hard to compete against any long-standing business within a community because name recognition tends to carry a lot of weight with voters.
Recently Favilla's was named Best Specialty Pizza in Asheville during the 2012 Pizza Showdown. This award was won on the quality of our food during a blind taste test. With a more level playing field our product was able to shine. We are confident enough in our product that we would like to propose an idea.
The owner's of Favilla's N.Y. Pizza would like to challenge the top three winners of the Best of WNC pizza category to a taste off. We are asking Mountain Xpress to set up a judging panel to conduct a blind taste test of pizza from all four restaurants with the results to be published.
In order to be truly called the best, you must compete with the best.
— Jeanette Favilla