If you are a fan of pizza and Barstool Sports, you might want to mark your calendar for September 23, 2023. That’s when Dave Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports and the host of the popular One Bite pizza reviews, is hosting his first-ever food and music festival: Dave Portnoy’s One Bite Pizza Festival.
The festival, which will take place at Maimonides Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, will feature more than 35 of the world’s greatest pizzerias, including some of Portnoy’s top-rated ones from his One Bite app and videos. Here are some of the names that have been announced so far:
Prince Street Pizza
John’s of Bleecker Street
DeLorenzo’s Tomato Pies
Di Fara Pizza
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
Angelo’s Pizzeria South Philly
And many more!
The festival will also offer interactive pizza experiences, such as a pizza-making workshop, a pizza-eating contest, and a pizza trivia game. Plus, all attendees will get complimentary access to an Italian Dessert Village, featuring NYC favorites like The Lemon Ice King, Ferrara Bakery, Sal & Jerry’s Bakery, and Caffè Arrone.
But that’s not all. The festival will also have live performances from musical artists such as Teddy Swims, DJ Irie, and Pup Punk, a parody band featuring some of the Barstool personalities. And of course, Portnoy himself will be there to host the event and do his first-ever One Bite Live on the main stage.
Sounds like a dream come true for pizza lovers, right? Well, there is one catch: the tickets are not cheap. The all-inclusive all-you-can-eat pizza tickets start at $149.99 and go up to $299.99 for VIP access4. That might seem like a lot of dough for a slice of pie, but Portnoy claims that it’s worth it.
“Don’t sleep on these tickets before they all sell out,” he said in a video announcing the festival. "This is going to be the greatest day in the history of pizza."
If you are interested in attending this culinary Mecca of pizza, you can register for the pre-sale now at onebitepizzafest.com and get your tickets starting Friday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. ET. But hurry up, because they might sell out fast.
And remember: one bite, everybody knows the rules.