Caliente Pizza & Draft House Named Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Marathon

Caliente Pizza & Draft House Named Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Marathon

Pittsburgh, PA (February 28, 2023) – Pizza and sports fans in Pittsburgh have a new reason to celebrate as Caliente Pizza & Draft House has been named the Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Marathon. The announcement comes after an exciting 2022 that included the successful launches of Caliente locations in Acrisure Stadium and PPG Paints Arena, along with being named “The Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Penguins.”

Caliente is taking their partnership with The Pittsburgh Marathon to the next level by introducing a brand-new pizza inspired by the race. Starting May 1, 2023, the race-inspired pizza will be available at all seven Caliente locations throughout the month of May and leading up to the marathon on May 7.

In addition, runners can enjoy a special discount by showing their bib when they order. The pizza will feature Caliente’s signature crust and be made with only the freshest ingredients to ensure runners can indulge in a delicious meal that will help fuel them for the race ahead.

“We’re excited to offer this race-inspired pizza to runners and the community throughout the month of May,” said Nick Bogacz, owner and founder of Caliente. “Our commitment to quality and excellence will be reflected in every bite, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.”

Bogacz expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating that the marathon provides an excellent opportunity for them to showcase their love of pizza to the Pittsburgh community and support athletes during their grueling race.

“Caliente Pizza & Draft House is thrilled to be named the Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Marathon,” said Nick Bogacz. “As a Pittsburgh-based company, we are honored to partner with one of the city’s most iconic events and provide our delicious pizza to the runners and their families and friends.”

The Pittsburgh Marathon is equally excited about the partnership and the prospect of runners enjoying some of the city’s best pizza at the finish line. “We are thrilled to welcome Caliente Pizza & Draft House as the Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Marathon,” said Jim Popovich, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. “We believe that their passion for quality and commitment to excellence aligns perfectly with the values of our race, and we look forward to a successful partnership.”

This announcement marks another milestone for Caliente, who have been named the Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Penguins, a partnership that started in 2022.

The promotion is just one of the many ways Caliente is showing their support for The Pittsburgh Marathon and the running community in Pittsburgh. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Caliente Pizza & Draft House in 2023 and beyond.

For more information about Caliente Pizza & Draft House and The Pittsburgh Marathon, visit their websites at www.worldsbestpizza.com and https://www.thepittsburghmarathon.com/pages/RFAR-pittsburgh-marathon.

Caliente Pizza & Draft House Introducing Its Own Craft Beer – Hazy Dough Dazy

PITTSBURGH (Oct. 4, 2021) — For the past nine years, Caliente Pizza & Draft House has prided itself on being among the best spots to find hard-to-source craft beers in the Pittsburgh region. Next on tap? A brew that’s decidedly close to home.

Hazy Dough Dazy (5.3% abv), Caliente’s first self-brewed beer, will be on tap October 15 at all five current locations, and beer aficionados will find it at the regional restaurant’s two new locations when they open their doors. The house brew is a New England IPA brewed with two-row barley, oats and Vienna and wheat malts, bright floral, soft citrus and grapefruit tones, with notes of lychee and tropical fruit in every sip.

“This has been a long time coming,” said Nick Bogacz, Caliente’s owner and founder. “We’ve always been passionate about serving great, hard-to-source craft beers, and now we can share a beer that we’ve brewed ourselves with help from experts and friends in the industry.”

The beer is being released just as Caliente opens its sixth and seventh locations in Sewickley and Crafton in the coming weeks. Customers will get to try the authentic flavors of their beer, while also getting acclimated to Caliente’s new stores. Grand opening information on the new stores, as well as other significant developments, is coming soon.

“We’ve got a lot of big things coming in the next few months, including our 10-year anniversary in 2022,” Bogacz said, “The release of Hazy Dough Dazy is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the new businesses and new relationships with residents in the Sewickley and Crafton areas.”

Caliente invites customers to pair the beer with their award-winning pizza options, including the Mee Maw, which was named Best Pizza in America in 2019. Head Regional Chef Eric von Hansen also brought home accolades this summer with a win for best Non-Traditional Pizza, Northeast Region, at the International Pizza Expo for his Tony Montana pizza, a bison-topped pie. It will be available on a limited basis in the near future.

In addition, for the duration of football season, Caliente is teaming with former Steelers star Santonio Holmes on the MVP Pizza, with a dollar of each sale going to the Super Bowl MVP’s III and Long Foundation.


 Caliente Pizza & Draft House is an award-winning, locally owned and operated pizza restaurant known for its roster of gourmet pizzas and craft beers. Caliente is also known internationally as three-time World Pizza Champions and represents Pittsburgh on the World Pizza Champions Team. In 2019, Caliente Pizza & Draft House earned the title of Best Pizza in America.