TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The masses have spoken: Pizza Magia has the best pizza in Tuscaloosa.
As part of the Best Pizza in T-town contest, sponsored by University Christian Ministries, about 160 University of Alabama students ate free slices of pizza served by seven local pizzerias: Dominos Pizza, Mellow Mushroom, Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, Pizza Magia, Schlotzskys Deli and Taylorville Diner.
According to The Crimson White, Alabamas student newspaper, the Oct. 14 blind taste test saw each companys pie marked with different-colored toothpicks in order to keep brand names secret. Students then ranked their top three favorites in order.
Louisville, Ky.-based Pizza Magia, a newcomer to Tuscaloosas pizza market, took the top spot, followed by Papa Johns and Mellow Mushroom.
"Ive never eaten at Pizza Magia, so the results of the contest make me want to try their pizza," said Sarah Cornelson, a senior majoring in nursing. "I love Papa Johns, and I wasnt surprised that they were in the top three."