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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.

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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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Restaurants

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.

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Entrepreneurship Restaurants

Gozney Offers Free Outdoor Oven to Out of Work Pizza Chefs

Photo: Rich Webley for Gozney

Life has a tendency to queue the positive up to follow the negative. Reduced to take out and delivery, the coronavirus has dealt the restaurant industry a massive blow. The future is uncertain for small businesses and there’s industry-wide job loss. Thankfully, uncertainty breeds inventiveness and the way the world has responded to COVID-19 has been nothing short of inventive. 

In such an example, UK-based oven maker Gozney, known for the Gozney Roccbox outdoor portable pizza oven, has just announced that they will be offering free ovens to out-of-work chefs.

Launched in 2016, the Gozney Rocbox is widely recognized as the #1 outdoor portable pizza oven. Using the same professional design and materials, it’s the world’s first restaurant-grade outdoor oven, reaching temperatures of a fiery 950°F/500°C. With just the Gozney Roccbox, a smartphone, and social media, you’ll essentially be able to transform your home into the neighborhood’s new go-to pizza spot. 

Gozney wanted to give out-of-work chefs the opportunity to still earn money doing what they love, while feeding a world full of hungry quarantiners. How it works is, if you’re a chef that’s interested, you can apply here. Successful submissions will receive a Gozney Roccbox free of charge, along with an affiliate link which tracks your sales. For every sale received within 60 days from visitors through your social media, you earn 10% commission. 

Ironically, yearning for some semblance of our previous normalcy has given way to what may be new norms. Delivery apps are helping restaurants from going under and us from homemade-induced cabin fever.

Maybe a few free Gozney Roccbox’s will help save a number of talented chefs. The new initiative is only available to chefs within the US & UK in limited locations.

Photo: Rich Webley for Gozney
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Grocery Packaged Food What's New

DiGiorno’s Croissant Crust Pizzas Coming To Target Stores Nationwide

Recently, we got a tip from TheImpulsiveBuy that a DiGiorno’s Croissant Crust pizza had been spotted in stores. We’ve been tracking down more info on this new frozen item, and have learned from DiGiorno’s that the novel crust will actually be heading to Target stores nationwide.

The new Croissant Crust Pizzas will come in three varieties: Pepperoni, Four Cheese, and Three Meat. DiGiorno’s describes the croissant base as a “light, flaky, and buttery crust,” while also noting that the pizzas will be a mashup of savory and sweet, that sweetness likely coming from the croissant pastry dough.

Croissant-crusted pizzas would be a first-to-market for both the frozen pizza and pizza delivery space, it seems, but Pillsbury has had a recipe for one on their website for a while as well.

You can find these pizzas at Target stores nationwide starting in May 2020, although some stores may be starting to display them already, as evidenced by what TheImpulsiveBuy found. DiGiorno’s confirmed to Foodbeast that other retailers across the country will be carrying them as well in the coming months.

Photos courtesy of DiGiorno’s.

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Restaurants

South Carolina Restaurant Allegedly Resold Costco Pizza At 700% Markup

Yes, having a Costco membership can be a godsend in some regards. You can stock up on frozen foods to last you until the end of time. But if you were a restaurant, would you go as far as to buy some Costco brand frozen pizza and pass it off as your own?

Apparently that’s what a restaurant in South Carolina did, reports The Post and Courier.

Coquin, a wine bar in Charleston, is selling “Roman-style” pizzas for $18 and $20 depending if they are plain or have toppings as a way for the restaurant to transition into delivery during this worldwide pandemic. However, the Post and Courier had been alerted by both patrons and employees of the restaurant that the pizza they were offering for delivery had in fact been pre-purchased from Costco’s frozen food section .

According to the Post and Courier, a reporter spotted the owner of Coquin receive a delivery order and walk up to his private residence leaving with “Fresh Pizza, Oven Baked” boxes. Afterwards the reporter discovered four-pack boxes of Kirkland’s Signature Cheese Pizzas with Breadcrumb Crusts (about $10 for four pizzas) in the restaurant’s dumpster.

When asked directly, however, the owner denied that the pizzas sold for delivery were from Costco.

Even with fresh toppings thrown onto Costco’s already existing $2.50 cheese base, this comes out to about a 700% markup. Which is arguably just as bad as hoarding toilet paper and disinfectant and selling it at a higher price during these times.

Coquin’s website for pizza delivery is currently down at the time of publication.

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Hit-Or-Miss

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.