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Cravings Packaged Food

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.

Photo courtesy of The Pizza Cupcake

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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Cravings Fast Food What's New

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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Restaurants

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. 

Photo courtesy of @pham_bot

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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Fast Food Restaurants

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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Restaurants

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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Fast Food

Domino’s Adds Cheeseburger & Taco Pizzas To The Menu

Photo courtesy of Domino’s

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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Alcohol Restaurants What's New

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.