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A Pepsi Infused Pizza is Coming to LA Today

Yes, you read that correctly! The collab that no one knew they needed is coming to Los Angeles today and will be available for today only. Pepsi has released a rare modification to the classic pepperoni pizza — the Pepsi-Roni Pizza.

Pepsi has teamed up with the Culinary Institute Of America (CIA) to reinvent America’s favored pizza topping. In a recent study, 90% of folks are in agreement that Pepsi is a perfect partner to pizza. So why not combine the two to make a Pepsi infused pepperoni?

Since the beverage is already famous for enhancing the taste of pizza, the brand brought on board the CIA culinary experts to reinvent and create a new type of pepperoni married with rich caramel notes and brown spices of the signature cola.

The recipe combines a Pepsi Zero Sugar reduction instead of water normally used in pepperoni preparation. The reduction introduces a sweet and citrusy zest that Pepsi is widely known for with the classic spice blends found in pepperoni.

Anyone and everyone can come grab a FREE slice of the pioneered Pepsi-Roni Pizza today at:

Round Table Pizza, 6000 Sepulveda Boulevard Culver City, CA 90230 from 11am to 3pm.

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CPK Will Serve a Dodger Dog Pizza For One Night Only in LA This Week

Baseball is back and Angelenos can celebrate their excitement for a brand new Dodger season by digging into a one of a kind Dodger Dog Pizza from California Pizza Kitchen.

CPK will be launching for the first time ever a Dodger Dog Pizza exclusively at the brand’s food truck at Boomtown Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles, only on Thursday, April 14 — which is also the Dodgers’ first home game.

The CPK Dodger Dog Pizza boasts mozzarella, pepperoni, Dodger Dogs, arugula, red onion and avocado topped with yellow mustard, sweet relish and fried serrano, all on CPK’s Original Hand Tossed Crust.  

Fans can catch the CPK food truck serving up the Dodger Dog pizza and other CPK favorites starting at 5pm at Boomtown Brewery, while supplies last.

While you’re there, perhaps you can check out CPK’s chickpea crust pizza and taste its delicious innovation.

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Celebrate Pizza For Breakfast With DiGiorno’s Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza

There’s a reason pizza for breakfast is a major thing. First, it starts with pizza being the ultimate comfort food — even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. This is gospel and infallible logic. Second, many can argue that a cold pizza in the morning hits almost as well as one fresh out the oven. Look at pizza, man, so adaptable, so fluid.

DiGiorno knows what time it is and helps us double down on the pizza for breakfast sentiment by debuting Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza. The concept would drive every proponent giddy.

Breakfast staples like Sausage & Gravy, Eggs Benedict and even Cinnamon Roll are treated to a buttery, flaky croissant crust. Pop one in the oven and pull out breakfast nirvana in minutes.

The new lineup of DiGiorno Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza is now available at select retailers.

We’ve established that pizza for breakfast is generally approved. But how do we feel about Dill Pickle Pizza?

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Dill Pickle Pizza Is Way Better Than Pineapple Pizza

Hear me out on this one, y’all: when it comes to what toppings to put on a pizza, a Dill Pickle Pizza is far more appetizing than adding pineapple.

Need more evidence? Peep this tantalizing take on a pie that loads up heavy on the dill pickles and proves the combination is absolutely delicious.

Foodbeast Chris cooked this up on a Foodbeast Kitchen stream over on Twitch, using a dill cream sauce, dill pickle chips and layers of Pecorino Romano and Mozzarella cheese.

How good was it? The whole squad practically devoured the entire thing within minutes. That tang from the pickle jives with the creamy sauce, rich cheese and savory pizza crust in a way that gets your taste buds dancing.

It should be noted that dill pickles have been proven to excel on pizzas before, as is the case with the viral QC Pizza version out of Minnesota. You can add Chris’s pizza to the cache of evidence that shows how well pickles and pizza go together.

For those naysayers on the internet, give this Dill Pickle Pizza recipe a go. You might be convinced like some pineapple on pizza detractors have been in the past.

Ingredients

Sauce and Pizza Base

  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp chopped dill
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 16 oz ball of pizza dough

Toppings

  • 12 oz Dill Pickle Chips
  • 2 cups Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pecorino Romano Cheese for garnish
  • Extra chopped dill for garnish

Steps

  1. Preheat a pizza stone or baking steel in your oven at 500 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Whisk together the ricotta, heavy cream, and chopped dill for your pizza sauce. Season to taste.
  3. Remove pickle chips from their brine and pat dry with paper towels. Grate your mozzarella cheese at this point as well.
  4. Stretch out your dough ball onto a pizza peel.
  5. Top the pizza base with your sauce, pickles, and a light layer of mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake until the cheese melts and the crust starts to crisp, about 5 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh dill and grated Pecorino Romano, then slice and serve up!
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Legendary Di Fara Pizza Owner, Domenico ‘Dom’ DeMarco, Dies at 85

Photo: Marc Kharrat

As reported by Brooklyn Magazine, Domenico “Dom” DeMarco, the legendary owner of Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn, New York, has passed away at the age of 85.

The above post on Di Fara Pizza’s Instagram account broke the news yesterday, as written by DeMarco’s daughter Maggie DeMarco-Mieles.

Di Fara Pizza was opened by DeMarco in 1965 and ascended to be one of the most celebrated restaurants in Brooklyn. The recognition and prestige garnered by the pizza joint then traveled well beyond the borough, quickly becoming one of the best slices in all of New York.

From there, national acknowledgement was inevitable for Demarco and Di Fara Pizza, as they acquired numerous accolades from food publications and critics that led to perpetually long lines and much success throughout the decades.

Foodbeast Marc Kharrat had a chance to pay a visit to Di Fara Pizza recently and had nothing but heaps of praise to say: “First time I got to try his pizza, I was fortunate enough to see him in action, carefully and meticulously putting a whole pie together with grace.The pizza itself is truly something special. The regular pie is thin and gorgeous, with each slice melting in my mouth A phenomenal crust and fresh basil puts everything over the top.”

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5 Great Pi Day Deals For Pizza Lovers

Pi Day is recognized by many on 3/14, which just so happens to be today. For those like me who consider any form of mathematics as a foreign language, pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. You know what else is circle and related to a pie? Pizza!

Pi Day usually comes with awesome deals on pizza, so here’s the best ones you can get today.

Blaze Pizza

Peep the caption above to see how you can score an 11-inch pizza at Blaze for just $3.14.

7-Eleven

7-Eleven customers can pick up a whole pizza for just $3.14 in-store through the 7Rewards loyalty programs or order through the 7NOW delivery app today at participating locations.

Hungry Howie’s

Simply use the code FORTY when ordering online to get 40% any pizza at regular price until March 20.

Round Table Pizza

Round Table’s offering existing and new loyalty members a Personal Cheese Pizza for just $3.14 today.

Domino’s Pizza

Enter the Pi Day giveaway from Domino’s for a chance to win free Domino’s Pizza for a whole year.

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Turning LA’s Iconic Street Dog Into A Pizza

Few foods are more iconic on the streets of Los Angeles than the street dog. Griddle cooked, loaded with onions and peppers, and wrapped in bacon, they’re ubiquitous fare for Angelenos heading home from major events. Slap on some ketchup, mustard, and mayo, and you have a messy but delicious meal.

What happens when you take all of those components and translate them from a hot dog bun to a base of cheesy pizza? Turns out, the results are just as satisfying and craveworthy as the original.

Below is the recipe to make this scrumptious amalgamation between hot dog and pizza.

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

  • 1 448 gram ball of NY style pizza dough (~1 pound)

Mayo Pizza Sauce

  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream

Toppings

  • 1 pack of Hot Dogs
  • 1 White Onion
  • 3-4 whole jalapeño peppers
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Ketchup and Mustard for garnish

Steps

  1. Toss a pizza stone in your oven and preheat to 550°F, or as hot as it will go if it doesn’t get to that temperature.
  2. Cut hot dogs into thin rounds and set aside.
  3. Thinly slice onions and jalapeños, then fry until softened and the onions are translucent.
  4. Fry the slices of bacon until crispy. Drain and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Combine mayo and heavy cream in a bowl to make your pizza sauce.
  6. Stretch out the pizza dough. Layer on sauce, then mozzarella cheese.
  7. Scatter on peppers, onions, bacon bits, and hot dog slices.
  8. Bake your pizza on the pizza stone until the cheese is bubbling and the bottom is crispy, should take about 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and garnish with swirled drizzles of ketchup and mustard.
  10. Cut into 8 slices and dig in!
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Pizza Hut Debuts Spicy Lover’s Pizza Packing Loads Of HEAT

Photo courtesy of Pizza Hut

I love to load my pizza with crushed peppers, dose it in hot sauce, or pack it with jalapeños. Any kind of heat is more than welcome before digging into a hot slice.

For those who are gluttons for all things spicy, Pizza Hut has launched an all-new Spicy Lover’s Pizza.

The new pie features a spicy marinara sauce that combines sweet with heat. It’s then met with sliced red chilis and Fiery Flakes (made from a blend of herbs and crushed red peppers).

Pizza Hut’s new Spicy Lover’s Pizzas are available in three different varieties: Spicy Double Pepperoni, Spicy Hawaiian Chicken, and Spicy Veggie.

The pizzas will be available at participating locations nationwide for a limited time.