Guy Fieri is having a bad few months. First, his new Times Square restaurant gets the total gasface from The New York Times. And now, news comes out that his frozen S’mores Indoors Pizza is a flavor abomination. The dessert pizza claims to be made with “sweet graham cracker crust, rich melted chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips and melted marshmallows.” But! The packaging neglects to mention the pizza’s secret ingredient, which is apparently cayenne pepper. Oh yeah, somehow a bunch of spicy crap got mixed in with this seemingly sweet recipe, and consumers are angry. The Sam’s Club comment page for the S’mores Indoors pizza is blowing up with major pizza drama as consumers rally against the surprisingly spicy ‘za. Keep reading »
Perhaps you’ve noticed that since I’ve joined The Frisky, there’s been 2000 percent increase in pizza-related news on the site. Pizza is in my blood and in my belly. It’s the most wonderful, perfect food. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t note all the extraordinary pizza-complishments (pizza accomplishments, natch) that have taken place this year. In past years, we might have rejoiced over the P’Zone or the Pizza Cone, but this year, we’ve got eight incredible pizza stories worth shouting from the (pizza parlor) rooftops about.
Dear Universe, if you’d be ever so kind as to procure me a bottle of Pizza Hut perfume, I’d be eternally grateful. According to the press release, the Eau De Pizza Hut is “a brand new fragrance from Pizza Hut Canada boasting top notes of freshly baked, hand-tossed dough.”
Ugh, could you even imagine how heavenly it would be to smell like a pizza party all the time? Sadly, only 110 bottles of the sweet nectar were produced — and they’ve already been given out. But, promises Beverly D’Cruz, Marketing and Product Development Director of Pizza Hut Canada, “Who knows what the future has in store?”
May we suggest, Beverly, that you expand the line and produce a pizza sauce gel douche, and a mozzarella body cream? [Gawker]
Halloween’s just around the corner, and it’s a great excuse to get totally, totally weird. Weird with your costume and your makeup, but also weird with your household decorations and party props. We’ve found 16 or the spookiest, wildest and all around weirdest Halloween decorations around. You really need a talking tree gnome and a monster pizza, don’t you? I thought so.
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]