From an anime-festooned Pizza Hut to rockers rating NYC pizzerias, we've got today's pizza news headlines for you after the jump.
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Last week, we learned something new: Macaulay Culkin is a member of a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band that's recording and releasing a demo. This week, we absorb the fact that they've now put on an actual show show and have been interviewed (along with fellow pizza-lovers Radical Dads) on Heritage Radio Network.
Cleanses and detoxes rear their heads every year around the holidays—they're a way of rationalizing all that pie we'll be shoving in our faces soon. Unfortunately, they're also kind of a drag! Why not just eat what you love? Luckily, the folks over at Thrillist put that idea to the test, with this epic Pizza Cleanse.
A quick look at the stories hitting the pizza headlines this week.
If you've ever fantasized about picking up and moving to Italy for a new career in pizza-making, now may be your golden opportunity. According to the Italian business organization FIPE, the country is in serious need of experienced pizzaioli.
Oh boy. This week has had some memorable pizza moments. Here's what's hitting the headlines.
The latest in the magical world of pizza.
In the 80 years since Patsy Lancieri opened his East Harlem pizzeria, Patsy's has maintained its status as an iconic New York destination for pizza pilgrims around the world. Current owner Frank Brija, who has manned the Patsy's helm for more than 30 years, intends to celebrate the restaurant's anniversary with a new location, in the Whitestone neighborhood of Queens.
Yesterday, Di Fara, a.k.a (one of) the best pizza joint(s) on planet Earth, announced that they'll be opening a take-out spot later this month.
Remember how jealous you were when Pizza Hut Middle East launched the Cheeseburger Crown Crust? Or when a photo from China, of the Hot dog-encrusted shrimp tempura pizza, began to circulate earlier this year? Well, apparently America just got one step closer to crazy pizza land, with Pizza Hut's latest stuffed crust invention.
Great big news today, as Little Caesars announces the release of its latest pizza creation, the DEEP!DEEP! Dish Detroit-style Pizza. Even better, the new pie is actually two pies, because "four corners of perfection weren't enough."
A look at what's dominating the pizza headlines of late...
Yesterday, Totonno's opened its doors once again. It's not every restaurant—or family—that would display the kind of resilience that we've seen from this iconic Coney Island pizzeria. And we cannot wait to get our fix.
Here's a peek at what's hitting the pizza headlines this week.
The good, the bad, and the ugly in pizza this week.
I stuck my hand into the grab-bag of pizza headlines. Here's what's up.
Pizza gets a bad rap. I'm always being asked how I can eat so much pizza and not be worried about my health. (My cholesterol and vitals actually check out pretty well, thank you very much, haters.) So you know what I tell em? At least I'm not going to get prostrate cancer! Of course, I'm a woman, but some new studies make a pretty good case that common pizza ingredients have preventative properties.
[Photograph: mjb on Flickr] Connecticut state troopers got a gubernatorial smack on the wrist after a memo went around that incentivized officers to issue more traffic tickets in order to have a chance at winning a pizza. The memo was meant to motivate the troopers with some friendly competition, but when word reached the upper levels of the command chain, the pizza program was deemed illegal. I bet all the recipients of Connecticut traffic violations wish they knew that their out was to offer the cop writing the ticket a slice. [Via courant.com] About the author: Meredith Smith is...
"When we opened our little pizza place in Westhampton Beach, Pop wanted three things. First to make it onto Slice. Second, to make it into the New York Times — and we accomplished both. Third is to open in NYC, and we are working toward making miracle 3 happen. In fact I'm moving into the city this week so I can have my ear to the streets and keep an eye on retail that becomes available. Let me just say how grateful i am that these forums exist for people to share their passion for pizza that everyone can share together." —Jason Brunetti
In a new e-book about the 2012 presidential campaign released by Politico there are apparently no disturbing revelations about GOP candidate Mitt Romney — except one. The Huffington Post reports: "Romney apparently pulls the cheese off his pizza and the skin off his fried chicken, and he subsists most of the time on turkey breast, rice and broccoli."