Liberty Hall Pizza in Lambertville is commemorating the opening of a new 540-square-foot private event space by holding a pizza eating contest on July 11. The expansion will increase the Neapolitan pizzeria’s capacity from 60 to approximately 90 seats by mid-July.
The pizza contest, or “panarda,” involves up to 32 participants eating their way through Liberty Hall’s menu until one diner is left standing. The cost to enter the Pizza Panarda is $40, and all proceeds from the event will benefit Fisherman’s Mark Food Pantry. It all takes place on Monday, July 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Competitors will be served half pizzas until they surrender and can’t continue eating. Diners will begin with Margherita pizzas, and literally eat their way through the restaurant’s entire menu, if they make it through all 13 pizzas. The last person remaining will win a pizza party in the new private room for up to 30 guests.
Dubbed “The Back Room,” the exclusive nook will have a large screen TV and state-of-the-art audio visual system for corporate events, family gatherings, holiday parties, and overflow seating during Liberty Hall’s busier nights.
“I thought it would be fitting to mark our expansion with a classic event that will have our participants expanding their stomachs for a great cause,” said Liberty Co-Owner Chris Bryan. “We’re really happy to open our new space to benefit Fisherman’s Mark Food Pantry.”
Fisherman’s Mark has been a part of the Lambertville community for nearly four decades, providing guidance and support to people in crisis as well as facilitating innovative, responsive programs and services that promote stability, health and wellness.