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Round Table Serves Up Street Taco Pizza

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It’s been a minute since I went to a Round Table Pizza. I remember the all-you-can-eat lunch special of my college days fondly. We’d fill up on breadsticks, salad, pizza and would wash all of it down with some thick, hearty ranch straight from the salad bar.

What’s Round Table cooking up now these days?

The pizza chain has announced that they’ll serve up a limited edition Street Taco Pizza for the summer. 

This unique spin on a pie features charred corn, chorizo, tomatoes, crema, crisp tortilla strips, green onions, salsa roja sauce and is served up with fresh lime wedges you can squeeze straight onto your slice.

Customers can order the new Street Taco Pizza in any size, including Extra Large, Large, Large Pan, Medium, Personal and Stuffed Crust. The pizza will only be available at participating Round Table locations starting April 26. 

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Visiting America’s Largest Pizzeria on Wheels

Las Vegas is the city of bigger and better. That’s where we go for brighter lights, flashier food, louder music, and harder drinks. But now, thanks to the Custom Pizza Truck, folks can also experience the largest mobile pizzeria.

That’s because Custom Pizza Truck looks more like a hulking moving van that’s been converted into a custom-built kitchen on wheels. Within its cavernous cabin lies a full-sized pizza making station complete with a wood-burning oven imported straight from Europe. This large space allows Custom Pizza Truck’s crew the ability to sling an astonishing 100 pizzas per hour!

Watch the latest Foodbeast News Bites video above to learn about Custom Pizza Truck’s transcontinental journey, as told by chef and owner Bart Waryzszak. It’s a unique story that highlights some tremendous ingenuity and dedication to bring authentic Neapolitan pizzas right to Las Vegas.

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Pizza Hut Launches ‘Detroit-Style Pizza’ Nationwide

For those unfamiliar with the appeal of Detroit-Style pizza, key elements in the Midwest ‘za are the caramelized crunch of its edges, unique rectangular shape, and crispy cup pepperoni. All of which lend to a slice that’s unforgettable and crave-worthy.

If you’ve never had it, surely such a description has piqued your palate. But now thanks to Pizza Hut, one won’t have to travel to the Motor City or scour the most specific pizza joints to give it a try. That’s because they have just launched their own take on Detroit-Style pizza, available nationwide starting today.

Pizza Hut’s version required over more than 500 iterations before settling on one, definitive take on the rectangular wonder that is Detroit-Style. Staying true to its roots, their take features thick, crispy, and caramelized crust, vine-ripened tomato sauce, and Detroit Double Pepperoni — 32 slices of regular pepperoni joined by another 48 slices of crispy and zesty cup pepperoni.

Four different recipes of Detroit-Style will be offered by Pizza Hut: Double Cheesy, Meaty Deluxe, and Supremo all starting at $10.99 at participating locations nationwide.

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Today I Learned Pizza Cupcakes Exist And They Look DELIGHTFUL

Ever sit in bed at night, wondering if there was another form of pizza out there that’s waiting for you to sink your teeth into? Perhaps, a marriage of pizza and cupcakes?

Artisinal bakery The Pizza Cupcake. delivers exactly this holy matrimony of eats.

Created by owners Michelle Jimenez-Meggiato and Andrea Meggiato, the bite-sized snack brings together elements of their namesakes into a delectable flavor puck.

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Made with brioche and pizza dough, the cupcakes are stuffed with tomatoes, sauce, and stretchy mozzarella cheese.

You can order Pizza Cupcakes through their website and are available for delivery in 26 states:
Arizona, Southern California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia.

We may never want to try a pizza bagel again after looking at these. I’d love to dunk one in some Wing Stop ranch.

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Pizza Hut Debuts ‘Nothing But Stuffed Crust’

The year is 1995 and Pizza Hut just hit the masses with a game changer in Stuffed Crust Pizza. We were not ready, but regardless, our appetites were, as the concept of pizza crust stuffed with melty cheese was ground zero for irresistibility. Soon folks were eating their slices crust first, taking advantage of the surplus of ooze with each bite.

Fast forward to now and Pizza Hut is celebrating the OG Stuffed Crust Pizza with a creation so outlandish that it actually makes sense: the Nothing But Stuffed Crust. So picture a Stuffed Crust Pizza — minus the actual pizza. What consumers are left with is just the Stuffed Crust itself, in all its cheesy glory.

This is a limited-time, limited-edition drop exclusively in Los Angeles-area Pizza Hut locations, so trust you gotta act fast if you’re trying to indulge in just the legendary Stuffed Crust itself.

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Popcorn Chicken PIZZA: The Boba House Snack Of Our Dreams

There have been many innovative pizzas from LA-based Rose City Pizza in the past few years, but their latest creation may very well be my favorite yet. 

The viral pizzeria behind the Birria, Elote, and Al Pastor Pizza has now added a Popcorn Chicken Pizza to the menu and its gangbusters. 

Inspired by the immensely popular snack found at Taiwanese boba shops, the new Popcorn Chicken Pizza takes breaded chicken thigh pieces and fries them along with Thai basil. For the pizza base, a simple rainfall of mozzarella cheese is met with a dash of five-spice. Once the chicken joins the pie, it’s drizzled with a unique Thai Basil aioli made in house and topped with the crispy fried basil leaves. 

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Our own Constantine Spyrou recently tried it and had this to say about the new addition: 

“It was bomb,” young Spyrou told us. “The chili oil and the Thai basil aioli combine to give it some punchy flavor. The five-spice adds a nice undertone to everything.” 

He also added this was one of the best things he’d eaten in 2020 and a great take on popcorn chicken in pizza form.

High praise, but honestly, I agree 100 percent. 

You can find the Popcorn Chicken Pizza now on the Rose City Pizza menu. Other notable pies include the ever-viral Birria Pizza, Al Pastor Pizza, Elote Pizza, and Manila Sunrise Filipino Breakfast Pizza. 

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Viral LA Pizzeria Creates Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza Tribute

Last month, Taco Bell announced that their iconic Mexican Pizza would be leaving menus forever. When the news broke, fans everywhere mourned the loss of the beloved favorite.

One fan, Brian Nittayo of Rose City Pizza in Rosemead, CA, took the departure one step further by creating his own take on the Mexican Pizza to honor the beloved fast food item.

You may probably know Rose City Pizza best by the viral Birria Pizza and Al Pastor Pizza. The latest item to come out of their pizza oven is a double-decker pizza that features toasted tortillas as the crust. Then comes a layer of pinto beans, mozzarella, cheddar, Salsa de Arbol, and Salsa Verde.

Customers can choose their meat, including Birria, Al Pastor, Chorizo, Beef Chile, Corn, or Bean and Cheese filling.

Like every new pizza iteration on the menu, you can expect the Mexican Pizza to be a permanent menu item.

Those with a sweet tooth can also find a new Mazapan dessert pizza on the menu, inspired by Oscar Gonzalez of Foodbeast himself.

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Blaze Turns Up The Heat With Ghost Pepper Hot Chicken Pizza

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I’ve been a huge fan of throwing hot sauce on pizza, been doing it ever since I saw the scene from Selena as a kid. I’m a firm believer that pizza is one of the foods that can be enjoyed sweet, savory, or even spicy. 

Well, it looks like Blaze Pizza is leaning heavily towards the spicy. 

The pizzeria where Lebron hangs his hat has introduced a Hot Chicken Pizza that encapsulates some of the spiciest toppings seen at a fast-casual concept. 

Inspired by Hot Chicken Sandwiches, the pizza boasts a base of red sauce and mozzarella cheese. It’s then topped with a scorpion pepper slaw, Ghost Pepper Chicken Meatballs, and finished with a Frank’s RedHot drizzle. 

You can find the Hot Chicken Pizza at participating Blaze Pizza locations nationwide for a limited time.