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Oakland Bites: Zachary’s Art Contest

on February 27, 2009

For all those Zachary’s Pizza fans out there, great news: the 2009 art contest is on. Design a poster for the Oakland classic, and your original art could grace the pizza parlor’s walls for all eternity…okay, well at least for the foreseeable future. Head to one of the locations–Oakland, Berkeley or San Ramon–to pick up contest rules and a 36” by 48” inch paper for your contest entry. Zachary’s loves bold color, so they recommend that you say away from crayons and colored pencils in favor of pens and graphic art. Contest rules can also be found online.

And if you’re an unlucky member of the crowd that hasn’t hit up Zachary’s yet, get thee to the pizza shop stat. Todays’ specials included the Superveggie (broccoli, corn, peppers, zucchini, and yellow squash) and  and the Hotlink, which has the obvious and some cilantro. I know what you may be thinking. Corn? On pizza?!? Somehow, it works. Both pies were creative and amazingly cheesy. I opted for the thin crust with its satisfying corn meal crunch, but if you’re a deep dish person, prepare yourself for some serious pie.

At Zachary’s, you can dine in or get your pizza to go, but either way, prepare yourself for a wait. Their take out menu says they’re so busy that their phones are often busy, and ordering online can be the best way to go.

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