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John Arena – UNLV The Culture of Pizza

  John Arena is a successful pizzeria and bakery operator based in Las Vegas.  He teaches a first-of-its-kind hospitality industry class in which UNLV students collaborate on developing a pizzeria concept and learn about the history and evolution of the pizza industry throughout time. … More

Pizzerias

Slice Pizza & Brew Makes Every Night a Friday Night

Southerners love their black-eyed peas and turnip greens. They’re pretty fond of pizza, too. But a pizza topped with black-eyed peas and turnip greens—well, that dog, as folks down South like to say, won’t hunt. Or so you might assume, until you try the Soul Pie at Slice Pizza & … More

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Shield's Pizza

In 1940s Detroit, pizza was picking up steam as a favorite food. When a former employee of a local pizzeria brought his recipe to the Polish owners of Shield’s Bar, pies were quickly added to the menu to feed hungry patrons. The bar—opened in 1937—began to serve food in 1946 … More

Pizzerias

Rock & Brews Wows Family Crowd With Pizza, Beer and Tunes

As the flamboyant co-founders of Kiss in the 1970s, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, notorious for their Kabuki makeup and R-rated stage antics, wanted to rock and roll all night and party every day. As sober-minded family men and entrepreneurs in 2013, they’ve got somewhat higher aspirations: They aim to … More

Pizzerias

Luigi's Apizza

In 1956, Joseph Abate opened up Luigi’s Apizza (luigisapizza.com), named after his father, in North Haven, Connecticut; his oldest son, also named Joseph, was three years old. The business moved in 1960 to North Haven, then operated in East Haven for 35 years, until 2007, when the younger Joseph—who had … More