The Week In Pizza: Pizza Bowls, MREs, and The Barefoot Contessa

The Week in Pizza: Pizza Bowls, MREs, and The Barefoot Contessa

By Arthur Bovino
February 23, 2018

Olive Garden, Determined to Overfeed America, Unleashes Meatball-Stuffed ‘Pizza Bowl’ — Sigh.

Michiganders Can Order the World’s Largest Pizza Delivered to Their Doorsteps — The hed is deceiving; it’s actually supposedly the world’s largest deliverable pizza. Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate, Michigan makes their six-foot by six-foot, 100-pound pie in a convection oven they made out of a shipping container. It takes two hours to cook. That a lot of center slices. Just saying.

Pizza MREs On the Way to Troops by Next Year — “The military is preparing to produce Meals, Ready to Eat pizzas that are engineered to stay fresh for three years in a pouch.”

Karen Pence: Mike Likes O’Doul’s and Pizza on Fridays When He Kicks Back — Wouldn’t you rather just have a Mexican Coke?

Ina Garten’s Favorite Pizza Spot Is In The East Village? — The Barefoot Contessa says that Nick Anderer’s Brussels sprouts cacio e pepe pizza at Martina in the East Village may be her “favorite pizza ever.”

Domino’s Had No Idea About Pizza-Ordering Sex Toy: ‘This Is News to Us’ — The “RubGrub” ensures you’re sated after satisfaction. Other Fox stories on this page include a couple who had sex in Domino’s being spared jail time and a funeral home that offers pizza to anyone willing to pre-plan their funerals.

Domino’s Is Now the Biggest Pizza Chain in the World — Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Domino’s edged out Pizza Hut of Plano, Texas, which had been the largest pizza chain, with $12.2 billion in global sales for 2017.

David Chang Says Food That’s ‘Just Not Pretty’ Isn’t Getting Enough Love — Probably worth watching the pizza episode for Tokyo pizza insight.

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza To Open At Empire Outlets – New York City’s Only Outlet Center — Staten Island natives and Artichoke Basille’s Pizza founders Francis Garcia and Sal Basille will at long last be opening their first Artichoke in their native borough.

General Manager! Pizza Loves Emily! (West Village) — Pizza Loves Emily is looking for an experienced and passionate General Manager.

Bill Gates Thought Pizza Rolls Were How Much?! — Bill Gates first guessed Totino’s Pizza Rolls cost $22. Then $15. Then $8. (They’re $8.98.)

Gjelina’s NYC Restaurant Sounds a Whole Lot Like the Popular LA Original — Gjelina doesn’t respond to speculation about their New York City location.

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