Episode 1 of “The Real Slice”

In the first episode of the Real Slice, Michael and Siler sit down with Christal Spata of Valeo’s Pizza in Kenosha, WI. Valeo’s has been a fixture and pillar of the community for over 50 years, and is one of the original three pizzerias that opened in Kenosha, WI over half a century ago. The pizzeria is housed in an unremarkable building tucked away in a residential section of the city. Owner and Chief Leadership Development Officer, Christal Spata, explains their pizzeria, “We’re not much. We are a carryout/delivery place – we have no dine-in, just a little lobby to come get it. 1,600 square feet – we’re a tight organization. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven down the road and passed the place – like, it is a Mom & Pop, hole-in-the-wall establishment. And I’m going ‘Dang it; I just passed my own business again!’ But I do, because it is just this hidden gem that is just the heart of Kenosha.”

Episode 2 of “The Real Slice”

Michael and Siler have an in-depth chat with the 2017 winner of the Caputo Cup, Will Grant of That’s A Some Pizza. Located on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, this award-winning pizzeria uses a 120-year-old sourdough starter! Listen in as Will tells us more about what a sourdough start actually is, how to use one, and how winning the Caputo Cup has helped his business explode.

Episode 3 of “The Real Slice”

Listen in as 13 Time World Pizza Champion Justin Wadstein of Sleight of Hand Pizza gives Michael & Siler the low down on his mobile wood-fired pizza business and how he built it into a successful business. Don’t miss this great episode loaded with lots of invaluable tips, pointers, and advice from one of the most winning pizza competitors in the world.

Episode 4 of “The Real Slice”

Carmine Testa is father to the famous Jersey Pizza Boys, Nicholas and Michael Testa who have become a viral internet and television success for their acrobatic dough tossing. Carmine also is the owner of Carmine’s Pizza Factory in Jersey City, NJ and shares with Michael & Siler how he struggles and copes with expenses associated with the online ordering platforms that most consumers love.