Search is on for region's best pizza
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We love our basketball in Southern Arizona and our pizza.

 On Thursday, our two loves will meet in the middle in Caliente's first-ever Pizza Madness. It's modeled after the March Madness basketball tournament, with brackets assigned to leading contenders voted on by readers and Caliente staff. More than three dozen pizzerias are in the mix, which almost guarantees you'll find your favorite among the hopefuls.

 You can cast your vote to move your fave up in the brackets. In late August, we will come up with the finalists who will square off for the title in early September. 

Check out Thursday's Caliente for all the details.