Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween pizza!

Did you know that Halloween is one of the busiest nights of the year for pizza delivery? Sylvia Rector just wrote all about it in the Detroit Free Press. I hope my pal, A Pizza Girl, is hanging in there. There are lot of strange types about on Halloween, lots of nutters.
Happy Halloween everyone!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mummy Pizza

Check out this cute snack from Ellen Jacob and The Examiner. They are perfect for a Halloween snack. This is a great use of string cheese sticks too.

Ingredients
• English muffins
• Pizza sauce
• Black olives
• Scallions
• Red or green pepper
• Cheese sticks or slices

Instructions
1. Heat the oven to 350┬║ F. For each mummy, spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce onto half of an English muffin (toast it first, if you like).
2. Set olive slices in place for eyes and add round slices of green onion or bits of red or green pepper for pupils.
3. Lay strips of cheese (we used a pulled-apart cheese stick) across the muffin for the mummy’s wrappings.
4. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the muffin is toasty.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zombie Pizza App

Appy Entertainment has released a new game called  Zombie Pizza. For just $0.99 you can dish up brain and eyeball pizza to hungry zombies. The animations look great and I think this is a must have for pizza lovers this Halloween. You can download it at from the App store on iTunes or check it out at the APPY website.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pizzalicious status updates.

Victoria Aracri Deroche is a pizza fanatic from Richmond and blogger/business owner of Pizza Tonight RVA




















Sean Taylor is an actor, comedian and pizza fanatic from New York who also blogs and commits to eating pizza every day for the month of October (National Pizza Month). Of course Paulie Gee's is one of  Brooklyn's newest Neapolitan style pizzerias owned by the one and only Paulie Gee. <3














Some people are just so silly.




Monday, October 25, 2010

two for one!

My  best bud  Kelly posted this ridiculous necklace on my Facebook page. It is a 14K yellow gold slice with a couple of 3mm rubies for pepperoni.

ALSO 

The Richmond Tri-Cities area Little Caesars' are having a Halloween Costume Contest. the prize is FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR! So of course my friend Will and I are diligently working on a pizza costume to blow all the other costumes our of the water! I'll follow  up with results after we win on  November 1.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gary Busey, Lil John et. al. are Pizzalicious... I guess.

My friend Harris (AKA Saikyo78 who is also a Pizzalicious contributor) found this crazy link explaining how and more importantly why Gary Busey and the rest of these kunckle heads are Pizzalicious. Apparently the men of the new season of Celebrity Apprentice were slinging pies at New York location of the small Famous Famiglia Pizza chain. Supposedly it was for charity, so, good for them.









 From Moviefone:
(Gary) Busey, Lil Jon and country star John Rich roved the streets outside hoping to get customers, who were looking to come in from the miserable weather outside.

'Partridge Family' member David Cassidy, baseball player Jose Canseco, 'Sugar Ray' frontman Mark McGrath and 'Survivor' winner Richard Hatch manned the ovens at Famous Famiglia Pizzeria, while Meat Loaf tended to the register. No word on what the female members of this year's cast were doing, but it was probably something quiet and unassuming.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pizza Boxes

My friend Alyssa posted this cute link to a ton of really interesting pizza box art. Of course I told her that many of them were in the collection of Scott Wiener of Scott's Pizza Tours.
















Check out this really cute one from Jojo's Pizza Inn as photographed by Jimmy Tyler.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Facebook Black Bean Pizza

It seems like my Facebook wall is always blowing up with pizza related things. So from now on I'm going to try to post them here too.

Here is a real doozy from my friend Allison (who has been featured on Pizzalicious before)
She tagged me in a photo of of some black bean pizza. I think this is just an open face quesadilla like Rude Robbie commented.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Campfire Pizza

Went on an outdoors adventure with some friends - a hike-in cabin in the mountains. We love to eat well, so we adapted our grilled pizza for the campfire. It was a lot different than we expected, here are some tips we learned to help your next back country adventure be as delicious as the scenery:
The Fire: our campsite had a grill rack that swung over the firepit- totally necessary for the pizza. The guys stoked the fire: hot coals, not flames, were what we needed, & it needed TLC to get there. The fire was a mix of fir & birch, downed wood from the area.

The Crust: Trader Joe's premade white pizza crust. This easy cheat was a big help in the prep, thou one crust, stretched into two pies, was not enough food for four hungry hikers. Next time I'll bring two.
Unlike in the oven or on the more even fire of the grill, we found the crust needed to be a lot thicker than normal to cook well. The first pie, a thin one, was a somewhat burned cracker that stuck maddeningly to the foil.

Foil: is foil the unsung hero of campfire eating? While the fire was turning to coals, we wrapped sliced onion & new potato & a whole head of garlic in foil, seasoned with pepper & stuck it into the inferno to get delicious. Leftovers were was used in the morning's roasted garlic hashbrowns.

For the pizzas, we ultimately ended up with little foil boats for the crust to cruise around in; top down when the raw crust was put on (we used pancake mix in lieu of cornmeal to keep it from sticking), and then, once the pies were topped, we folded the foil around it, creating personal ovens to keep the hot air from escaping into the cold night. They were spun around to ensure even heating.

The Sauce: my bff made killer fennel seed tomato sauce from scratch (with NY's bumper tomato year, fresh sauce was a must). Another key to camping, she froze it overnight so it would serve as an icepak for other coldstuffs.

Toppings: in addition to the firebaked garlicky onions & potatoes, we also had sliced red peppers (which we'd also have the following dinner), as well as manchego & a smoked gouda. Pizza was our first night on the trip, so even though we didn't have refrigeration, we indulged our love of cheese. That said, hard cheese held up much better than any mozzarella or softer cheese would have.

Manchego-Potato and Gouda-Pepper-Onion Pizzas- delicious!

When you've been hiking all day just about anything tastes good, but why sacrifice your gourmet ideals just because you're far from civilization? Lots can be done in advance, like sauces, spice mixes, & chopped ingredients- this way we only carry what we need.

Hope your next camp out is delicious too!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Captain Picard is Pizzalicious

I wonder if Captain Picard ends every call to the pizza parlor with "That's an order!" I would eat pizza with Picard any day of the week.
















OMG. This is available for you to buy for me at Think Geek.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Epicute does Pizza

Since I was already trolling the icanhascheezburger universe yesterday I thought I would pop over to Epicute and see what they had going on with their pizza game. It isn't as tight as I had hoped for but there were some cute posts.

Exhibit A: Pizza Cats
So cute!













Exhibit B: Pizza Hearts
This is what my heart looks like for sure.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Justin Bieber is pizzalicious... I guess.

I saw these over at the Icanhascheezburger empire. Apparently these are actual quotes from Bieber's new autobiography. LOL!




















Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Straight from Marcello's Mouth

My mom and older sister are in Vancouver, BC, Canada right now and are looking for a good pizza spot no doubt. I hope they find one and blog it when they get back!

I was looking for recommendations on Slice and I came across this wacky oven that was originally posted on the blog, This Is Pizza. I have just added it to the list of pizzalicious links.

This impressive oven is located in Marcello pizzeria in Vancouver. Their Neapolitan style wood-burning oven is in the shape of a sun with a face. I hope Mom and Rose get a chance to check it out.

Photo: Adam Lindsley, This is Pizza.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Wayside Center is Pizzalicious!

I have spent the better part of the last month or so raising money for the Wayside Center For Popular Education. As part of their first annual fundraiser, The Wayside Cup the Center invited people to form teams and find creative ways to raise money and then participate in a field day event. The team with the most points would win.

I formed Team Totally Awesome, and I have to say we were off to a great start. As team captain I pledged to raise $1000 and we made over $500 at our first fund raising event- a Cut-A-Thon hosted by the lovely ladies at Salon Bleu in Richmond.

Next we had a very successful bake sale at the South of the James Farmer's Market. We parked our bake sale boat right next to our friends and teammates from Root Force Collective Farm. It was another success and that night we celebrated at the benefit show where B.Ultra & Basic (pictured), Pixeltank, and El Radon played their amazing music. Some very skilled hula hoopers from RVA HoOp Lovers also performed. On this lovely day we made close to $300.

This is when Jeff Winder and I made a side bet. If Jeff's team, Nelson County Nirvana, raised more money that Team Totally Awesome, I would have to throw Jeff and his team a pizza party! If we won (which at the time seemed very likely) then Jeff would be throwing a pizza party for Team Totally Awesome.

Well my friends, it got down to the wire and we were very close. Jeff used my pizza skills to lure people into donating more money and in the end NCN raised $1,100 and TTA raised $1,020. That $80 lead means that I will be heading back to the Wayside Center to make pizza for Jeff. TTA May have gotten to $1,000 first, but believe it or not we actually came in 3rd place for money raised. Congrats to the Peanut Gallery from DC for raising $1,500! And congrats to DC Strikeforce for winning the Wayside Cup with the most points from the field day events, which included a scavenger hunt, three-legged race, water balloon toss, spelling bee, trivia, karaoke, tug of war, and an insane pie eating contest (in which the Tidewater Radnecks totally dominated).

The rest of the weekend was an incredible gathering of new and old friends, bonfires, hiking along train tracks, music and delicious food. I can't wait for the 2011 Wayside Cup. Also, I met a puppy.

I'm SO proud of my team, Emily, Kontra, and Laura, for working so hard and exceeding our goal. I'm really proud of all the teams that participated and worked to raise money to keep the Wayside Center going. We all raised over $8,000 in total, which feels really great.

We'll work out a Team Totally Awesome/Nelson County Nirvana pizza party and report back to you Pizzalicious Fans. In the mean time, There is still a lot of work to be done and money to be raised for the Wayside Center so check out their calendar of events and see if there is a conference you would like to attend or head over to the donation page and contribute what you can to support this radical place.

Watch this video to learn more.


The Wayside Center celebrates its inauguration // El Centro Wayside celebra su inauguraci├│n from J LAW on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

PizzaMoto

By: Videorose
Pizzamoto is a mobile pizza truck in Brooklyn, NY.

I've been meaning to try PizzaMoto when I see it around the city, at assorted street fairs, and finally got my chance on overcast Sunday's Atlantic Antic. It was definitely the highlight of the Antic (or maybe second to the vintage glass earrings I bought); hands down the best street pizza I've eaten. They bravely cart around a wood-fired oven, and they're slinging pizza into it as fast as they can to accommodate the steady line. Their $4 slices only come in 'plain', or it's perhaps a margherita? Some kind of delicious fresh mozz put raw in chunks on the pie that oozes across once baked, and a nicely tart and fresh-tasting tomato sauce. Best, once out of the oven, they finish it with a splash of olive oil ('Mmmm, drizzle" said the guy in line behind me). I top it with some oregano and we're good to go, fortified to survive the rest of the fair. It's no small feat to carry your own wood oven to assorted venues in Brooklyn, all in the name of a pizza done right. Thanks for lunch, PizzaMoto!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Pizza Month!

October is National Pizza Month! Stay tuned to Pizzalicious for lots of fun pizza updates. You can use this Pizzalicious Pin Up Calendar page to keep track of all of your pizza dates this month. It is my gift to you! Just click to enlarge and print it out!