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PizzaRev Is Now Letting Kids Eat FREE At All Their Restaurants

While everyone’s advised to stay home, parents may have it pretty tough balancing a work-from-home life as well as the responsibility of feeding kids currently out of school. Yes, it’s every parents’ responsibility to make sure there’s food in their child’s stomachs, but what if that meant free pizza?

In an effort to bring some relief to stressed out parents, build-your-own pizza chain PizzaRev is letting kids eat FREE all day everyday.

With the purchase of an adult entree, a child will get his or her own personal cheese or pepperoni pizza, a healthy drink, and a dessert of their choice. Parent and child can sit down together and enjoy their own personally crafted pies from the safety of their homes.

PizzaRev is also offering beer and wine through DoorDash with proof of ID upon delivery. Just in case y’all feel like stress drinking.

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A Large Pizza Feeds You More Than TWO Mediums, According To Math

There has always been a firm belief in my heart that more is better, at least when it comes to pizza. While I didn’t think my core pizza beliefs would be turned upside down going into work today, I’m pleased to discover that math has finally played a role in my adult life outside of calculating tip. So how does math factor into pizza?

A recent tweet has been circling social media that’s been blowing the minds of pizza lovers across the Internet, BroBible reports.

Fermat’s Library, a platform for illuminating academic papers, posted the pizza meme a week ago and it has since garnered more than 32,000 retweets and 74,000 likes since.

Here’s why it’s so mind blowing.

By means of a mathematical equation, the image proves that a single 18-inch pizza actually yields more pie than two 12-inch pizzas by calculating the area of both pies.

Like many on Twitter have pointed out, they (myself included) have been ignorantly spending more money on medium pizzas than they should have.

I eagerly shared this game-changing discovery with my colleague, Constantine.

“It’s just simple geometry, man.” said Foodbeast’s resident food scientist. “I could’ve told you that in middle school.”

Tight.

So the next time you’re trying to feed a hungry group, or simply trying to save some money with your pizza order, know that ordering a single large is definitely cheaper than ordering two mediums, but will ultimately yield you more food.

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We Discovered Sam’s Club Has A Secret Menu Pizza Pretzel And ICEE Floats

While still finishing up the last few morsels of that massive bucket of ribs from Sam’s Club a few weeks back, we’re also  what other delicious secrets the warehouse is hiding. Turns out we had to look no further than their food court.

For fans of Sam’s Club’s pepperoni pizza and/or their salted pretzels, there’s a secret menu item that combines the best of both menu items.

Called the Pizza Pretzel, Sam’s Club douses one of their pretzels with marinara sauce and tops it with shredded mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.

Don’t worry about sounding weird making a custom order, as all you need to say is the item’s name. Similar to In-N-Out Burger, every Sam’s Club employee in the United States is familiar with this secret menu item and will know how to build it when ordered.

Another secret menu item we discovered is the ICEE Float. The refreshing medley that comes from the cold drink is paired with Sam’s soft serve ice cream, creating a unique blend of textures that one can not experience on the regular menu

Guests can get their hands on the Pizza Pretzel for $1.69 and the ICEE Float for 99 cents small and $1.98 large. Not quite sure if I should pair that pretzel with a cup of mustard or ranch dressing, but you can bet I’m excited to find out.

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‘Pizza In A Bag’ Is Now A Real Item You Can Buy From Wal-Mart

Pizza is one of those ultimate all-day foods that’s just as tasty straight outta the fridge at 2 am as it is fresh from the store at 2 pm. It’s not exactly the most portable item, though, but converting it into jerky form changes all that while keep the flavor levels to the max.  

Pizza jerky is now a thing thanks to the brains at Epic Meal Time. Harley Morenstein and the squad have developed a new brand called Super Snack Time. Their flagship product, Pizza in a Bag, takes pepperoni and beef jerky and imbues them both with the ingredients of pizza to create a unique fusion of the two.

Currently, Super Snack Time’s pizza jerky is available in three flavors:

 

A classic Pepperoni Pizza Style,

A spicy Buffalo Pizza style that combines the best of pizza, wings, and jerky,

And a Supreme Pizza Style that piles on the variety in topping flavors.

You can enjoy any of them just on their own, but the tastes inside beckon to some unique pizza jerky fusions. Adding slabs of it into sandwiches comes to mind as a possible example. Or, you could go super meta and put pieces of the pizza jerky onto real pizza. Morenstein would definitely give that idea a fist bump.

If you’re down to sample Pizza in a Bag, it’s available now at all Walmart locations in the USA. You can also buy packs of the pepperoni jerky on Super Snack Time’s website.


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Tech Company Says You Can Use Pizza Toppings To Unlock An iPhone X

FaceTec, a biometric security company that’s working on their own facial recognition app, ZoOm, has found a shockingly easy way to hack into the new iPhone X’s Face ID recognition app.

FaceTec conducted an experiment with a “sleeping” iPhone X owner and placed numerous pizza toppings on their eyes, such as olives, mushrooms, and pepperoni, to easily hack into what Apple promoted as a “secure and private new way to unlock, authenticate, and pay.” As shown in the video, the iPhone opens right up as soon as it recognizes the toppings as the owner’s eyes.

Doesn’t really seem so secure or private if it can be fooled by some food.

According to the video, some other ways to hack into an iPhone X is to place bottle caps or printed paper eyes over the eyes of a sleeping owner.

So you’ve been warned, iPhone X owners. With the way the Face ID is set up now, you may want to rethink ordering that pizza around nosy folks if you’re planning to pass out anytime soon after.

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This Cheese-Stuffed PBR Pizza Burger Is A Meaty Masterpiece

It’s pretty much every day we see wild dishes come through the metaphorical gates of FOODBEAST, but this one just might take the cake.

To celebrate National Pizza Month and our love for Pabst Blue Ribbon, we had our friend Cari a.k.a. Fatgirl Hedonist come up with the craziest pizza recipe she could think of. Needless to say, she delivered.

pizza burger

This meat party on a plate starts with some refreshing Pabst Blue Ribbon – because all good things do – and spicy Italian sausage. The sausages are braised gracefully in beer for about 15 minutes until cooked and juicy. If you’re human, you’ll want to scarf these babies down the second they’re done, but restrain yourselves – good things come to those who wait.

Things escalate quickly once you start cooking the mozzarella-stuffed burgers and topping them with even more mozzarella and some pepperoni. But then things take a twist for the insane – in the best way possible – when you whip out your leftover pizza and turn the slices into BUNS.

pizza burger

Holy. Shit.

Try not to have a heart attack from pure shock and awe once you assemble the burgers and garnish with fresh tomatoes and basil.

If you’re not hungry or feeling propelled to head to your nearest supermarket to gather these ingredients and make this ish for yourself, we don’t know you.

Happy National Pizza Month, friend. Be sure to celebrate in style by tagging all your pics with #inpizzawecrush.

Estimated prep time: 15 minutes
Estimated cook time: 30-35 minutes
Estimated total time: 45-50 minutes

Ingredients:
4 slices pizza, preferably cheese (like from Papa Johns or Dominos)
1 lb ground chuck (80/20) divided into two balls
6 slices mozzarella cheese
6 slices pepperoni
6 fresh basil leaves, minced
1 roma tomato, thinly sliced
1 can PBR
½ yellow onion, slice
2 spicy Italian sausages

Step 1
In a non-stick skillet, place your two sausages over medium high and brown them on all sides. Once browned, remove from the heat, slice them in half lengthwise without fully separating, then set aside. Increase the heat to high, throw the onions into the same skillet, and sauté until soft.

Step 2
Add one can of PBR to onions, pinch of salt, and place the sausages back into the skillet and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover the skillet and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 15 minutes.

Step 3
While the sausages are being braised in the beer, heat a cast iron griddle or similar pan over medium heat until warm. While the griddle warms up, grab a slice of mozzarella and fold it over twice until you have four small squares. Grab one of your balls of meat and – using your thumb – make an indentation in the meat to place the cheese in. Gently cover all of the cheese with the meat making sure there are no holes where the cheese can seep out, and form it into a burger patty. Evenly sprinkle salt and pepper over the top of the patty. Repeat this same process for the other ball of ground beef.

Step 4
Place the patties on the griddle, seasoned side down. Using a large, sturdy metal spatula, gently press down on the patties. Evenly season the uncooked side of meat with salt and pepper. While the burgers are cooking, grab your four slices of pizza and cut a four inch-ish circle out of them. If you have a large biscuit cutter, you can use one of those. These will be your burger buns.

Step 5
After three minutes, you should see the edges of your burger have turned brown and crisp. Once you see that, gently slide a spatula under the burger and flip it over. Put two slices of mozzarella cheese on top of each burger as well as 3 pepperoni slices and cook for one more minute.

Step 6
Once the burger is fully cooked, it’s time to assemble. Place the burgers over your cut out pizza slices. Then, pile an Italian sausage on top of each burger, some cooked onions, tomato slices and lastly some minced basil. Enjoy!


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Get Food Wasted With This Pumpkin Keg & Pumpkin Pizza Mac ‘n Cheese Duo

The other thing that’s great about October, other than baseball playoffs and halloween parties, is that it’s National Pizza Month. So, to celebrate the best month of the year, FOODBEAST and Pabst Blue Ribbon have teamed up to bring us five dope recipes that incorporate our love for the best things on earth — beer and pizza.  

Since there’s always an abundance of pumpkins around this time of year, it’s time we finally found a functional use for this annual symbol of Fall. Thanks to FOODBEAST’s @BookOfElie, we can finally turn a pumpkin into a functional beer keg — and stuff our faces with pumpkin pizza mac n’ cheese.

pumpkin pizza mac

To help show off your love for all things pizza – and, of course, PBR – proclaim your undying passion for this pumpkin pizza mac and Pabst by showing off your cheesy, scrumptious creations on social media and using the hashtag “#InPizzaWeCrush.” 

pumpkin pizza mac

You’ll need to perform your due diligence to clean out the pumpkin — for the keg and the pumpkin pizza mac  — but, once your Pabst Blue Ribbon pumpkin keg is flowing, it’s going to be worth the effort.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started!

Estimated prep time: 20 minutes
Estimated cook time: 20-25 minutes
Estimated total time: 40-45 minutes

Ingredients:
2 medium pumpkins
2 cups whole milk
1 15-oz can pumpkin purée
1 pound pasta shells
1 ½ cups Pabst Blue Ribbon
1 cup chicken stock
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces (1 cup) grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 ounces (1/2 cup) reduced fat cream cheese
1 jar pizza sauce
1 1/2 – 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup medium pepperoni
3-piece Watermelon Keg Tapping Kit

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse both pumpkins and hollow out guts and most of the flesh.

Step 2
In a large pot over medium-high heat, bring milk, pumpkin, beer, chicken stock, and pepper to a simmer – do NOT boil.

Step 3
Once mixture reaches a simmer, reduce heat to medium and add pasta. Cook for 12-14 minutes or until al dente, stirring frequently. Once pasta is fully cooked, reduce heat even more to low, and add cheddar and cream cheese.

Step 4
Transfer macaroni to pumpkin. Hopefully there’s enough macaroni so it comes to the opening of the pumpkin. Top with layer of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperonis. Bake off in oven until cheese is melted and the top looks like a delicious pizza.

Step 5
Carve out the second pumpkin. Use instructions on the pumpkin keg tap for how to insert into pumpkin. Pour cans of PBR into hollowed pumpkin.

Photos by Analiese Trimber


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Papa John’s Gluten-Free Crust Launches Everywhere And Here’s What We Thought

A gluten-free diet can yield many benefits: better digestion, more energy, better cholesterol levels, and healthier weight loss. If we were to go on such a diet, one of the foods we’d miss most would have to be pizza. Thankfully, there’s now a solution to that.

Papa John’s is now serving their Ancient Grains Gluten-Free Crust at their restaurant locations nationwide. The new crust is made from a combination of ancient grains such as Sorghum, Teff, Amaranth, and Quinoa.

We at Foodbeast tried a few slices and here’s our hot take on the new crust.

Constantine:

“The crust isn’t brittle and actually has a decent texture. I’d say it’s the best chain restaurant gluten-free crust, and probably the tastiest I’ve had outside of Italy.”

Ariel:

It tastes better to me than their normal pizzas! The toppings almost stand out more. I could have that once a day and be happy.

Brayden:

I don’t even miss the gluten.

Isai:

The crust tastes like cardboard, but like, good cardboard. The kind of cardboard you don’t mind eating.

Still, if your body really can’t handle gluten, this may not be for you.

Papa John’s mentions that while they employ procedures to prevent contact with gluten, and the crust is prepared in a separate facility, there is always a possibility of the curst being exposed to gluten during the pizza-making process that occurs in the restaurant. Because of this, Papa John’s does not recommend this item for customers with Celiac Disease or severe gluten intolerance.

Overall, not bad though.