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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

Photo courtesy of Blaze Pizza

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. 

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Domino’s Adds Cheeseburger & Taco Pizzas To The Menu

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I wouldn’t be surprised by the high number of folks that are plain tired of pizza during this unprecedented stay-at-home period we’re living in. Thankfully, Domino’s is adding something entirely new for their delivery menu for those exhausted from the classic flavors offered by the usual pizza chains. 

Cue Domino’s Cheeseburger and Chicken Taco Pizzas swooping in for the rescue.

Photo courtesy of Domino’s

The Cheeseburger Pizza is made with beef, onions, diced tomatoes, American Cheese, shredded provolone, cheddar cheese, and a ketchup/mustard hybrid sauce. 

Domino’s Chicken Taco Pizza is topped with grilled chicken, taco seasoning, fresh onions, green peppers, diced tomatoes, provolone cheese, American cheese, and cheddar cheese. 

Both specialty pizzas can be purchased for $11.99 each now at participating locations nationwide. 

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Recipes

How To Make Sweet And Spicy Chocolate Covered Jalapenos

Many of us belong to a school of thought that firmly believe anything covered in chocolate will instantly be made better, whether it is candy, fruit, or in this case, jalapeño peppers.

In this month’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, the team was tasked to create something with chocolate as the unifying connector.

Foodbeast’s Oscar, the man behind the infamous Elote Ramen, decided to make chocolate covered jalapeños topped with marzipan candy. The peppers checked off many tasting notes that we’d never have dreamed would come from two such contrasting foods.

Check out the video to see how he made these!

Rounding out this week’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge include Alyssa, Devin, Oscar, Costa, Peter, and Kimberly. Join us next time for another installment!

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White Claw Pizza Arrives At Blaze Pizza For One Day Only

It looks like White Claw Pizza is now a thing, and while my eyes are rolling, the lover of all things pizza within in me has to admit my curiosity is piqued.

Love it or hate it, the popular alcoholic selzter is getting its very own limited-time pizza for one day only.

Blaze Pizza will offer an exclusive pizza with a crust made with Mango White Claw in place of filtered water at more than 40 of their locations across the United States.

Since Blaze is known best for their build your own pizza model, Blaze executive chef Brad Kent recommends a few toppings to pair with the White Claw Crust. This includes the signature red sauce, shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, roasted red pepper, jalapeno, pineapple, and a fresh arugula finish after its done baking.

You can find this pizza only on Thursday, June 18 at participating Blaze pizza locations and will only be offered as a dine-in or takeout experience. You will not be able to order them through delivery apps.

Those interested can peep the stores serving up these White Claw crusts. When you get there just ask for a White Claw crust as your choice.

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Fast Food

Little Caesars Adds New CHEESE-STUFFED Crazy Bread

It goes without saying that anytime I order from Little Caesars pizza, a bag or three of their famous Crazy Bread is a must. Hot and greasy, I almost always grab an extra order of pure delight as fuel on long drives. Now, decades later, Little Ceasars is finally adding a cheesy twist to their famous bread sticks.

The new Cheese-Stuffed Crazy Bread is baked with melted mozzarella cheese inside and dusted with garlic and grated parmesan cheese. Each bag comes with three sticks and is served with a side of the chain’s marinara-like dip called Crazy Sauce.

Famed fast food reviewer Daym Drops got his hands on a bag and here’s what he had to say as a first look:

As you can see, while he appears to have enjoyed the sticks, his biggest criticism was that it needed a more garlic butter. He then goes on a rant explaining how if he ran his own Little Caesars his breadsticks would constantly be dunked in hot garlic butter, to which I gave him a standing ovation from my bedroom.

May want to take a beat this week and sneak over to our local Little Caesars. This looks too good not to try. Hopefully Mr. Drops just got a solitary dry batch. You can find the new variation of Crazy Bread at participating locations of Little Caesars now.

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LA Meal Kit Program Creates Curbside Souplantation Experience As A Final Goodbye

The closure of every Souplantation restaurant around the country took us by surprise a few weeks ago as many of us have nothing but fond memories at the health conscious buffet. Truly heartbreaking stuff amid this pandemic.

As a bittersweet ode to Souplantation closing down, the team over at Korean restaurant Seoul Sausage has created a first and last-ever curbside Souplantation experience.

On Friday May 22, the team will be packaging together a spread reminiscent of all things Souplantation is fondly remembered for, including their soups, pastas, salads, pizzas, potatoes, and even right down to their blueberry muffins.

Downtown Los Angeles’ Seoul Sausage is known for doing weekly meal kits and collaborations under their #FoodEqualsFamily program that range from Korean BBQ Kits to Hawaiian meals presented as “to go” experiences.

You can check out the one-day curbside experience Friday, May 22. For those interested in being a part of this final Souplantation experience, you can buy your tickets though the Seoul Sausage website here.

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Recipes

YouTubers Create Giant Hot Pockets, One Stuffed With White Castle Sliders

Have you been cooking the same thing over and over during this stay at home period and feeling a little uninspired? Maybe an outlandish recipe, birthed from a popular frozen food you probably have in your freezer will spark some culinary inspiration.

Jula and JP over at HellthyJunkFood are at it again and this time, the two YouTube chefs set out to create a dish their fans have been requesting for years: A Giant Hot Pocket.

The two set off, going head-to-head to see who can create the better Pizza Hot Pocket.

While Julia took a more traditional approach with sauce, pepperoni, and cheese, JP went with a more unconventional method creating a pocket stuffed with frozen White Castle Sliders. Both looked fantastic, and they’ve even went as far as creating a custom Hot Pocket branded sleeve for their creations.

Check out the video to see exactly how it went down. Man, watching this makes me seriously crave a slightly-burnt Hot Pocket dunked in creamy ranch. Yes, that would do nicely.