I have some good news, America – you’re getting your very first pizza ATM!
Engineers in The Netherlands developed and utilized the technology years ago, but it is finally being put to use Stateside at the Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. And before you ask, no – that’s not where the X-Men live. We checked. Twice.
Xavier U’s pizzas are being prepared and loaded into the machine by staff in the dining hall who, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier, have had “40 hours of training each from a French chef” (and none of whom have any special mutations that might aid in their pizza-making). Once someone places an order (they cost just under $10) their preferred pizza is cooked in a convention oven at 475 degrees, then packaged into a box and slid out of a hilariously-shaped slot on the front of the machine. The whole process takes about three minutes, which is three minutes in which you could be eating a pizza, but aren’t.
The pizza ATM will open to the public on August 8th, but as the building it’s in closes and locks up at 8pm it’ll only be available to Xavier students who, incidentally, are not the next step in human evolution.
(WCPO and Journal-News via Eater)
Astonishing Studios is continuing their work on unique LEGO vending machines with this Pizza Hut version, which dispenses personal pan pizzas.
A customer deposits cash which is read and counted by a light sensor. When a total of $5 has been inserted, a pizza is released, as is .71 in change.
As cool as this is, it is obviously not intended for high volume use, as evidenced by the fact that it only holds two pies and $1.42 in change.
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Welcome to the PizzaDome.
The portable wood burning stove from BioLite includes an integrated thermometer to monitor temperatures and ensure even cooking while offering a foodsafe ceramic stone to preserve crispness. Its dome can also be used as a traditional lid to speed up the process.
However, the biggest draw will be its charger for mobile devices that is powered by heat produced from the fire – a must for those who want to enjoy the outdoors without completely immersing oneself in the atmosphere.
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Mathematician Clifford Stoll has turned his attention to the most popular method of pizza consumption and concluded that it is “remarkable”.
Stoll reports that pizza prefers a Gaussian curvature despite being partially flat and having no natural curvatures. Humans correct this by folding the slice in half lengthwise using mathematician Carl Gauss’s “theorem egregium” or “remarkable theorem.” This improves the slice’s rigidity and makes it easier to eat.
So if you don’t fold your pizza when eating, you’re doing it wrong. Another of life’s great debates has been solved by math.
At any rate, if you’re good with numbers or you just want to watch a guy get super excited about pizza math, you can check out the video below. [click to continue…]
After bringing us pizza in a box made of pizza, Vinnie’s Pizza of Brooklyn has debuted their next innovation: all crust pizza.
As the image above reveals, it is essentially a slice with crust on all three sides, which will be either heaven or hell based on your eating preferences. Then again, stuffing that crust would be a solution that would satisfy just about everyone.
(Vinnie’s Pizzeria via Incredible Things)
Nike is following up its recent Chicken and Waffles sneaker with an SB Janoski “Pepperoni Pizza” shoe.
The weirdness was created along with Skate Mental and consists of a canvas material emblazoned with a hyper-realistic pizza print and red piping accents. The result is footwear that will be perfect for any guy that’s named Daniel and works at Dominos.
A release date has not yet been announced.
Beginning this week, Pizza Hut UK will test beer-infused pizza at a London Pizza Hut outpost. Customers will be able to partake in the mashup by visiting the location on Friday and mentioning the secret phrase “I like it hop” to their server.
The new offering consists of craft beer-infused pizza dough and will be available in two flavors – Steak Feast and The American Hot. Specifics on those flavors are still unknown, but Kathryn Austin, Pizza Hut’s director of marketing, did explain what inspired the choice to The Mirror:
“We know that craft beers are really popular right now and we’re celebrating this not just by adding craft beers to our menus, but also by adding this to our pizza dough. It took our team many hours to perfect the recipes and flavor combinations, but all of their hard work definitely paid off as we’re thrilled with the results and can’t wait for our customers to try them.”
If customers take a liking to the beer pizza, it will reportedly be offered at locations around the UK. There’s no word on whether it could eventually spread to the states, or if you will need ID to eat it.
(via Eater / Top Image: Flickr/Tamas Repus)
Recently, Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn went viral with their pizza box made of pizza. It was so well received that they’ve gone and made a mini version for people “on the go”.
They also suggest that you can use it as a ring box to propose to someone. Who could say no to that?
What’s next – a lunch box made of pizza? Oh man, now I hope they do that!
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LEGO bricks come with a clear warning that they’re a choking hazard, but when they’re crafted into awesome replicas of delicious food and snacks, it almost seems worth the risk.
LEGO artist Tary has recreated some of the most famous snacks around the world in a series of brick sculptures with vibrant, awesome colors.
The artist’s most popular LEGO food creation is definitely the pizza slice, but there are many others. In fact, Tary’s take on shrimp tempura won first place in a recent LEGO building contest.
Check out more examples below.
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A place in Korea, apparently called “The Place”, is taking pizza eating to an extreme new level with this Korean Bomb Pizza.
The offering consists of a (weird looking) pizza concealed inside a dough bubble that is doused with oil and set ablaze. Afterward, the bubble is removed with scissors and the pizza is cut into slices.
If you’re having trouble getting a picture in your mind, you’re in luck, because there’s a video of the process below.
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