Leave it to Philadelphia to do the coolest thing ever, which is start a pizza museum. The guys over at Pizza Brain have launched a pizza restaurant-cum-historical-pizza-celebration. What’s so special about Pizza Brain? It’s the largest collection of pizza-related paraphernalia and memorabilia anywhere. And that’s according to the Guinness Book of World Records, even.
“I accredit Michelangelo as the unofficial patron saint of pizza,” said Bryan Dwyer, the official brain behind Pizza Brain. He’s referring, of course, to the Ninja Turtle, not the renaissance painter. How much does Bryan love pizza? He has a tattoo of it on his back: Keep reading »
Few people understand the importance of getting an order right. But Robert Wheeler does. Wheeler, of Vero Beach, Florida (of course), was so incensed by his pizza delivery guy forgetting to bring him garlic knots that he actually beat up the delivery driver. The driver said Wheeler then told him to “give that to the person working on the phone back at the restaurant.”
Wheeler has the words “Fat Boy” tattooed on his arms and weighs 346 pounds, so you can imagine how important those garlic knots were. Not sure what a garlic knot is? As Will Greenlee of TCPalm.com, the news agency that originally reported the story, explains: “Garlic knots are buttery, garlicky knots of dough — often pizza dough — that many consider positively scrumptious. Violence is not typically associated with garlic knots.” Just so we’re clear. [TCPalm]
Yesterday, I wrote about Cinnabon’s new adventure in snackovation — the Pizzabon. The Pizzabon pairs America’s love of fast food cinnamon buns with America’s love of pizza. It was a win-win, but I was troubled by pictures of the Pizzabon that seemed to suggest that the pizza flavors would simply be piled atop the Cinnabon dough, rather than swirled like-a delicious-a stromboli. I made a graphic, even!
The kind folks over at Cinnabon headquarters (The Giant Cinnabon, perhaps) were kind enough to correct me. “The new Pizzabon IS in fact made with pizza in the inside,” explains Amy, PR rep at Cinnabon headquarters, ”in addition to pizza on top.” So I’m happy to follow up with a new, updated graphic displaying all that Pizzabons have to offer… Keep reading »
Everything is better with pizza, so it’s no surprise that musician and all around cool dude Andrew W.K. decided to mix his fave food with his favorite thing to do — play party jams. W.K’s been playing the pizza guitar on his recent 10-Year Anniversary “I Get Wet” Tour. “For over eight years, I dreamed of creating a guitar made out of a slice of pizza supreme,” he explains. “After years of design, hand-crafting, and fine-tuning, the amazing guitar masters at ESP have finished the world’s first ever pizza shaped guitar, and it’s as beautiful as it is delicious.”
Party- and pizza-on, Mr. W.K. [Andrew W.K.]
Well, it’s worth a shot.
Fredrick Denney, 61, is accused of barricading himself inside a Belmont, N.C. hotel and threatening to shoot police while demanding a pizza and to marry Paris Hilton, according to WCNC.
Denney was eventually pepper sprayed and taken into custody after several hours on Saturday. Read more …
Artist Steph Mantis has done some pioneering work with pizza: specifically, encasing real pizza slices in resin to preserve it, in her words, “FOREVERRRRR.” These “pizza ninja stars,” which turn four harmless pieces of pepperoni pizza into a deadly weapon, look terrifyingly delicious (or is it deliciously terrifying?). [Neatorama]
How often do you stand in front of a vending machine, examining the selection of chips, crackers, and candy bars, and think, “I wish this thing would make me a fresh pizza”? Every day? Me too. Turns out the pizza gods have heard our prayers, because an innovative pizza vending machine called “Let’s Pizza” is finally making its way to the States. The Let’s Pizza has been popular in Europe for years (for obvious reasons), but here’s what Americans can expect: once you choose your toppings and pay $5.95, the machine mixes the dough from scratch, kneads it, flattens it into a 10.5-inch round, and adds the toppings. An infra-red oven heats your creation to 380 degrees, and about a minute later, out pops a steaming hot, fresh(ish) pizza to enjoy at any of the malls, supermarkets, and gas stations where a Let’s Pizza machine will soon be found. Bon appetit, America! [Huffington Post]
Have you been looking for a way to show your love and commitment to eight of your closest friends but find that traditional friendship jewelry tends to lack … pepperoni? Here’s an easy solution: all you have to do is buy nine pizza slice necklaces and put them together to form a complete pie, aka an everlasting bond of friendship and loyalty. BFF pizza powers, activate! [Lazy Oaf]
As a New Yorker, I consider pizza one of the main staples of my diet. It helps that I can get a slice on almost every corner at any hour of the day. There’s even a pizzeria in spitting distance from my front door. They know me by name. It would only make sense for me to own slice-sized plates to eat my favorite food off of. This set of four triangular stoneware plazzas (that’s the word I just made up for them) will impress the guests at your next pizza party. You can ditch those paper plates, which the grease just soaks through anyway. Serving pizza just got classier. [$40, Uncommon Goods]
On the one hand, this sweater looks enticingly delicious. On the other, I still can’t eat it. And that makes me HANNNNNGRY (which is a word combining the two miserable qualities of being both hungry and angry). So for that reason alone, I’m not particularly fond of this pizza sweater. Consider also that I’m not entirely sure of pizza sweater’s origins (Alien baby? Pizza the Hut?) and this pizza sweater is a confusingly delectable Do Not Want.