And then there were two …

Cadillac Pizza Pub in McKinney vanquished its semi-final opponent and has moved on to the final round of the “Best Pizza in DFW” tournament.  The winner will be crowned Sunday night, February 17.

The online voting competition sponsored by The Dallas Morning News began with the 25 best local pizza options as identified by the newspaper’s staff.  Cadillac Pizza Pub finished second overall in the initial round of voting, slightly behind thetop-seeded Campisi’s, a local institution with eight locations across the Metroplex.  It then topped Fireside Pies, which has five restaurants across DFW, in its “Elite 8” matchup.  On Thursday night, “The Caddy” bested Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, a multi-state chain with four DFW-area locations, in the “Final 4” round.

More than 40,000 votes have been cast thus far in the first three rounds as readers lobby for their favorite pizza.

“The last two weeks have been absolutely incredible,” said Preston Lancaster, founder of {33} Restaurant Group and co-owner of Cadillac Pizza Pub. “As much as we love our pizza, we never thought we had a chance as a single location in McKinney, facing restaurants that dwarf our size.  But once again, our loyal customers have put us on their backs and carried us into the championship round.  What an awesome ride!  But it’s not over yet.”

Cadillac Pizza Pub is no stranger to such contests, having been voted the Best Bar/Pub/Nightlife in the 2012 “Best of McKinney” competition by readers of McKinney Magazine. The publication recognized local residents’ favorite businesses, from small, family-owned enterprises to larger companies spanning a wide range of product and service categories. More than 7,000 votes were cast in that competition.

In a unique twist from most restaurants, “The Caddy” is committed to sourcing local ingredients for its menu. For example, the pub uses a local “Texas Sausage” made exclusively for its applewood-fired pizzas by Hamm’s Meat Market, as well as smoked brisket, applewood-smoked bacon and many other products provided by local vendors.

Located one block off the square in the revitalized historic area of Downtown McKinney, Cadillac Pizza Pub is the place to go for a laid-backhappy hour or a delicious pizza dinner accompanied by a cool, live music vibe. Up-and-coming musicians of every genre are drawn to The Caddy by its uniquefeel, which evokes the cool blues of Memphis, the hipster buzz of Austin and the festive spirit of New Orleans.

To cast your vote for Cadillac Pizza Pub as the “Best Pizza in DFW,” click here.

For more information on Cadillac Pizza Pub, visit cadillacpizzapub.com.