Pizza Sunday Buffet Takes Requests
Nick Gore, owner of Gore-Made Pizza in Columbus, Ohio, takes requests for
his Pizza Sunday buffet, and that means artisanal selections you won’t find on a
run-of-the-mill buffet line. “The busier we get, the more patient you have to be if
you’re looking for something specific,” Gore says. “But if we’re not too busy, we’ll
accommodate guests and make whatever they’re interested in.” The Sunday evening
special costs $20 for all-you-can-eat pizza and a salad. “This makes for something
of a social pizza dreams experience—people getting together and sharing each
other’s pizza dreams,” he says.
Tony Boloney’s Makes a Mexican
The world’s gone loco for the Taco Pizza at Tony Boloney’s in Hoboken and Atlantic City, New Jersey. Owner Michael Hauke’s elaborate
pie contains meat-stuffed taco shells piled on a foundation of carne
asada chipotle mole and queso Oaxaca, plus a centerpiece of sour cream
and guacamole. It started out as a secret menu item, but it’s common
knowledge now, thanks to widespread TV coverage, including Hauke’s
appearance on Live With Kelly and a shout-out on Late Night With Seth
Meyers. Each slice of the Taco Pizza boasts three meat-stuffed tacos and
sells for $10; a full pizza costs $80.
Building the World’s
There’s no such thing as too much cheese on a pizza. At least,
that’s what a pair of pizzerias on opposite coasts—Scottie’s
Pizza Parlor in Portland, Oregon, and Letizia’s Pizza in Norwalk, Connecticut—seem to believe. Scott Rivera created a
101-cheese pizza, called the Centouno Formaggio, to earn
his Portland shop an entry in the Guinness World Records
book in April. It featured a blend of 55 hard cheeses, 36 soft
cheeses, nine grated cheeses and part-skim mozzarella stuffed in the crust.
But no sooner had Rivera declared victory than Danny Segers and his partners at Letizia’s fired up a pie
loaded with 109 cheeses a few weeks later. Segers’ crew partnered with No. 109 Cheese and Wine, a specialty
cheese shop, to concoct the pizza, which featured mixes of soft and hard cheeses melted over a thin New
Haven-style crust. The promo came together too quickly for Guinness World Record certification, Segers says,
but it made headlines in Letizia’s service area, with reporters from Connecticut Magazine, the Norwalk Daily Voice
and radio station 95. 9 The Fox providing coverage. Segers credits the idea for the promo to 95. 9’s Ken Tuccio.
Letizia’s co-owners Dennis Letizia and Dave Cook dole out the
dairy on a 109-cheese pizza meant to set an unofficial new
world record. The promo raised $652 for Food Rescue US.
Selections at Gore-Made Pizza’s Sunday buffet can be pretty extravagant, including this masterpiece made
with a butternut squash sauce, fresh mozzarella, double-smoked bacon, feta cheese, peppadews, wild
ramps, sriracha and an egg.
The Taco Pizza at Tony Boloney’s has
become a viral sensation, thanks to media
coverage and owner Michael Hauke’s TV
appearances on programs like Fox 29’s
Good Day Philadelphia with Alex Holley
and Mike Jerrick.