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  • Pizza is the world’s most popular takeaway dish, report finds

    01/15/2021 2:42:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 14, 2021 | Cortney Moore
    Globally, the Italian dish was found to be the most popular Google search among online users who looked up takeout options in 2020, according to a report from British insurance comparison company MoneyBeach. The report analyzed Google search data in 109 countries, and “pizza takeaway” was the top food-related query people entered throughout 44 nations. Pizza was a top takeout search in its home country of Italy as well as Barbados, Argentina, Morocco and India, among many others. Chinese food was the second most popular search term, with 29 countries, including the U.S., Mexico, Australia, the U.K. and of course...
  • Chicho’s Pizza begins collecting Christmas trees to fight erosion in the Outer Banks

    01/04/2021 1:29:25 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    WAVY ^ | Jan 3, 2021 | Aesia Toliver
    hat does a local pizza restaurant and Christmas trees have in common? They’re both working to fight erosion. This is the 3rd year in a row Chicho’s Pizza in Virginia Beach is collecting trees from community members in order to protect beaches in the Outer Banks. “We started off the first year, we thought we were going to get 100 trees it was kind of just a little fun thing to do. We wound up getting a thousand trees. Then last year really blew up the community really liked it and we wound up getting 2500 trees last year,” said...
  • New York slice of heaven: Squirrel nestled in tree munches on pizza in Brooklyn

    12/29/2020 11:28:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York slice of heaven: Squirrel nestled in tree munches on pizza in Brooklyn (Only a link can be posted)
  • The Rise and Fall of McDonald's Pizza, a Doomed Fast-Food Icon

    12/27/2020 10:14:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Kate Taylor
    Do you remember the McPizza? Gen Z probably doesn't. But, for children of the '80s and '90s, the dish brings back memories of a time when you could order a pizza alongside your burgers and fries. For some reason, McDonald's Twitter account also recently decided to reminisce about its lost pizza, tweeting: "remember when we sold McPizza." Memories of McPizzas past provide an opportunity to walk down memory lane, savoring the cheesy nostalgia of menu items lost but not forgotten. McDonald's first debuted its pizza in the '80s. Rivals mocked McDonald's attempts, with Pizza Hut even running ads calling the...
  • Man arrested after punching Domino's Pizza employee, dragging him across floor

    12/27/2020 7:06:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | DECEMBER 26, 2020 | LIM MIN ZHANG
    A 39-year-old man has been arrested for a rash act causing hurt to a Domino's Pizza employee on Christmas Day. Police said a 23-year-old man was conscious when he was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital after they were alerted to a fight at 505 West Coast Drive at 3.39pm last Friday (Dec 25). The time stamp in the video, which appeared to be closed-circuit camera footage, showed that it was taken at 3.50pm on Dec 25. Its caption said that the "young manager" was assaulted by a "bullied Domino's rider", and that the incident took place at the...
  • Aurelio's Pizza In Plainfield Gets Grinch To Deliver Food

    12/22/2020 5:48:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Plainfield Patch ^ | Tue, Dec 22, 2020 | Abhinanda Datta
    Owner Mike Pascale said it has been fun for him to see the happy faces "we haven't been able to see at Aurelio's inside our dining room."With indoor dining suspended across the state, restaurants are coming up with creative ways to bring Christmas cheer this holiday season, including having food delivered by a beloved Dr. Seuss character. Aurelio's Pizza of Plainfield has enlisted one employee to dress up as the Grinch, a pot-bellied, grouchy creature, whose heart is too small for him to truly appreciate the spirit of Christmas. The Grinch delivers food and even takes photos with the customers....
  • This pizza has 7 different types of seafood on it!

    12/18/2020 6:25:50 AM PST · by mylife · 60 replies
    abc7 ^ | 12/17/2020
    PHILADELPHIA -- Slice pizza shop in Philadelphia is putting a spin on the traditional 7 Fishes feast. And they are turning it into their latest pizza creation. South Philly welcomes Curiosity Doughnut popup The pizza has tuna, crab meat, anchovies, sardines, clams, shrimp, and mussels. While the 7 Fishes tradition takes place on Christmas Eve, the shop is offering this unique pizza all through December.
  • The Mysterious Origin of Zanzibar Pizza

    12/16/2020 9:10:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 December 2020 | Sarah Khan
    Mixing Indian, European, Arabic and Indian flavours, Zanzibar pizza embodies the islands themselves. But where does this wildly popular street food come from?"Pole pole." Slowly. Spend a few days in Tanzania and you'll hear the Swahili expression more often than you can count – when you're trying to climb Mount Kilimanjaro at a steady clip, perhaps, or anytime you need a nudge to remind you to enjoy the more languid pace of coastal life in the East African nation. In this particular instance, the words came courtesy of a food vendor at Zanzibar's Forodhani Gardens night market – a gentleman...
  • How Ordering Pizza In Italy Became A Protest Against Domestic Violence

    12/15/2020 5:18:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/25 | Rebecca Ann Hughes
    In Italy, ordering a pizza can save a life. In August, a 35-year-old woman called the police and pretended to order a pizza to save herself from her abusive partner. The agent who responded understood the request for help, sent officers to the address she provided for the "pizza delivery", and the man was arrested. In honor of the International Day to End Violence Against Women, held annually on November 25, charity ActionAid has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the lack of support for women in danger from domestic violence in Italy. Italy's coronavirus lockdown has been an...
  • Italy's Beloved 'Fried Pizza'

    12/13/2020 9:47:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | Erik Hobert
    “Pizza fritta”, the lesser-known cousin of Neapolitan pizza, emerged as a result of poverty amid World War Two and was known as “the pizza of the people”.The first time I met 82-year-old Fernanda Miano was on a sweltering afternoon in early August. She was sitting in a plastic chair and smoking a cigarette in an alleyway outside a basso (street-level home) that she operates as a humble food stall in the historic Naples neighbourhood of Quartieri Spagnoli. It’s called Pizza Fritta da Fernanda and the menu consists of just pizza fritta (fried pizza) in two sizes: grande (large) for €3...
  • Lying Pizza Joint Employee Forced 1.7 Million People Into COVID-19 Lockdown

    11/20/2020 5:54:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 20, 2020 | Hannah Sparks
    A pizza shop employee in Australia was caught delivering hot, fresh coronavirus to customers this week. South Australia began the first of six days in lockdown on Wednesday, after local officials confirmed dozens of new cases of the virus — a spike that the state of 1.7 million hadn’t seen since April. Woodville Pizza Bar, in Adelaide, was named a hot spot by contact tracers after learning that a supposedly highly contagious COVID-19 patient had visited the restaurant.
  • Woman disguises 911 call by ordering pizza

    11/14/2020 5:11:11 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov. 22, 2019 | KGET News
    A victim of domestic abuse calls 911. But to avoid enraging her abuser, she pretends to be ordering a pizza. Clever move on her part. And thankfully the 911 dispatcher picked up on what was going on. Audio of the call is at the link.
  • Parent-to-be divides Internet for eating pizza while partner is in labor, taking photo

    11/05/2020 9:29:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/4 | Michael Hollan
    A bizarre photo that claims to show a woman in the midst of labor pains, inside a hospital room, recenty went viral because of a pizza pictured in the foreground — a pizza that was allegedly being enjoyed by the uncomfortable woman's partner. The image was uploaded to Reddit’s aptly titled Trashy boards, where it was accompanied with a caption reading, “Casually eating pizza when your [significant other] is in the middle of giving birth.” SNIP The image’s original caption is visible in the Reddit post, which reads, “It’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorno,” making a reference to both the situation...
  • Pizza shop offering free slices to anyone who is hungry

    10/16/2020 5:41:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    WCVB5 ^ | 10/16 | Ted Wayman
    Its estimated 20% of local restaurants have been affected by the coronavirus, with hundreds of establishments closed and thousands laid-off. A pizza shop in Hudson, New Hampshire, has been giving away free food since the spring, welcoming anyone that is hungry. The sign outside Mickey's Pizza in Hudson says it all, "No money, no problem; Free slices if you need." Tony and Elissa Nasser say they are here to help anyone who is in need. The decision came after the two saw New Hampshire schools closing for the semester, and parents losing their jobs, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Anonymous donors...
  • Man arrested for stuffing razor blades into consumers' pizza dough

    10/14/2020 8:59:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 14, 2020 | Jon Haworth
    The supermarket chain has now issued a full product recall.A man has been arrested after he was reportedly caught putting razor blades into pizza dough that was then sold to customers, according to the Saco Police Department in Maine. The incident occurred on Oct. 6 when the Saco Hannaford Supermarket, located in Saco, Maine, near to both Kennebunkport and Portland, notified the Saco Police Department regarding a suspected food tampering incident. The customer had reportedly purchased a Portland Pizza Pie Dough and then later found an undisclosed number of razor blades inside the product, according to a statement by the...
  • Bear eats delivery pizza left on doorstep in Colorado Springs

    10/05/2020 6:55:07 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 77 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1 Oct 20 | NewsChannel13
    Bear eats delivery pizza left on doorstep in Colorado Springs2 minute video.
  • The 101 Best Pizzas in America (affirmative action for pizza?)

    09/14/2020 12:32:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 115 replies
    The Daily Meal ^ | Taylor Rock
    Pizza is always there for you. At your eighth birthday party with all your friends and that clown, it was there for you. During your late-night college cram sesh, it was there for you. After a long day of work, a hot cheesy slice was there to comfort you — and maybe a bottle of wine too. Pizza is a staple of American meals, which means it’s pretty easy to come across. It can sometimes feel like there is a pizzeria around every corner, but there’s just something about a great pizza. Here is where to find the 101 best...
  • A Belgian Man Has Been Pranked with Pizza Deliveries for 9 Horrible Years

    08/29/2020 1:10:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | June 10, 2020 | Mike Pomranz
    “I cannot sleep anymore,” he reportedly stated. “I start shaking every time I hear a scooter on the street.”It’s one of the oldest pranks in the (telephone) book: ordering an unwanted pizza to someone’s house. (It’s even happened to the Queen of England!) But at what point does the gag stop being funny? For a man in Belgium, after nine years of pizza delivery, he was finally fed up enough to turn to the press. Jean Van Landeghem and the pizzas that have plagued him for nearly a decade have become a global phenomenon after the Belgian site Het Laatste...
  • Americans can't stop shoving pizza into their faces

    08/26/2020 12:14:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue August 25, 2020 | Jordan Valinsky
    America's pandemic-induced love affair with pizza shows no signs of slowing down. That's a huge relief for Papa John's, helping to speed up its turnaround plans. The pizza chain said Tuesday that its North American sales rose 24% over the past four weeks. Internationally, sales were also strong, jumping 23% for the period. Pizza has thrived as other restaurants struggle mightily during the coronavirus pandemic. Pizza has been synonymous with delivery for decades, which is crucial when people are afraid or barred from eating inside restaurants. And it's cheap -- helpful during the worst recession since the Great Depression. "Papa...
  • President Trump goes out for pizza

    08/23/2020 12:03:25 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    The Hill Youtube Channel ^ | August 20, 2020
    After his speech to supporters, President Trump visits a restaurant in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, a town about 15 minutes from Scranton.