Seinfeld’s magical nihilism seems to reach its peak with the juxtaposing of serious dramas with trivialities, the most common of which involve foodstuffs. The show’s gastronomical leaning is often, itself, toward the aggrandizing of the trivial: the gravity with which a food group that can only be described as “light nibbles” is dissected by the characters usually far outweighs that with which they approach larger meals, relationships, friendship, and, just generally: life. The takeaway may not be that Seinfeld is a show about “nothing.” Rather, it’s a show about everything, and how said “everything” is just a little less important than, say, a tiny mint, a very big salad, or the absence of a very delicious chocolate babka. After looking through this comprehensive guide to Seinfeld’s most crucial food references, you, too, might feel as though you’ve just stumbled upon the “meaning of it… Read More
Happy Pi Day! Today marks the annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi), but for many the greatest pi is a saucy one covered in gooey cheese. Internet food obsessions come and go, but pizza is the reigning champion. Eventually, pop culture aesthetes will tire of pizza as they did cupcakes, but we suspect it will always be a star, much like the former king of the Internet, bacon. If you love a hot slice and deep dish, click on for wearable pizza and other cheesy merch.
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I’m repeating what thousands have already said…the ruling awarding Marvin Gaye’s family 7.4 dollars is awful. No, wait. It’s okay. No…wait. I have no idea, and my attention span is wavering…to food. Besides having these oh-so-viral photos of U.S. States shaped like food to ponder, there’s also another food story that’s been circulating: Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad, has had to ask literalist fans who’ve been enacting a famous scene to stop throwing pizzas onto the roof of the Albuquerque home where Walter White “lived” — which is occupied by actual people who, crazily enough, don’t want pizzas on their roof.
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Los Angeles-based photographer Jonpaul Douglass has a large following on Instagram, and rightly so: his photos are a nice blend of majesty and quirk, particularly as most of them document pizzas in the wild. The ongoing series, appropriately titled Pizza in the Wild (spotted via BOOOOOOOM), shows a delicious meal in a variety of settings. Some of these look too hilarious to be true (and it only makes me think of Douglass driving around with a freshly baked pie in order to put it on an outdoor object), but it’s a fun series that might give you a few chuckles — or, at the very least, a hankering for a slice of pepperoni and extra cheese.
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If you’re an aficionado of Brooklyn pizza, you don’t need us to tell you about Grimaldi’s, Di Fara, or Totonno’s. But in what is arguably the pizza capital of the world, there are literally dozens of other places that are almost as good, occasionally even just as good, as those perennial survey winners. Many of them, however, have the handicap of being in less-well-known neighborhoods, or pockets of the borough that are hard for outsiders to get to — you can travel from north Brooklyn to Staten Island in less time than it would take to get to Mill Basin, for example. But this handicap can be a benefit for anyone who’s up for a little road trip. No matter where you might plunk yourself down in Brooklyn, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you can find a decent slice, or a great slice, less than a half mile away, and more often three blocks away. Here’s a sampling of the best pizza places in some of Brooklyn’s lower-profile neighborhoods, some of them nowhere near a subway station. Their locations may prevent them from making the best-of lists, but they all serve pizza that’s worth the bus or car ride.
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Today at Flavorpill, we couldn’t wait to go to the pizza museum in Philadelphia, and then we pondered pizza tacos. We wished recreational vehicle Airstream a happy birthday. We chatted about Natalie Portman’s wedding gown. We compared how the poor and the middle class spend their money. We read stories… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we found out the answers to 29 of fashion’s biggest mysteries. We visited the World Pizza Games/Pizza Expo, which we momentarily confused with The Hunger Games since it made us ravenous. Speaking of pizza … We wondered what possessed Urology Associates of Cape Cod to offer a free cheesy… Read More
Summer is in full swing, and it’s got us doing our best to spend as much time as we can outside and enjoy it while it lasts. To help you make the most of the season, we’ve teamed up with Victoria lager to present a Guide to Summer, a four-part series presenting some of the best outdoor spots, events, and ideas in the country. To kick things off, we look at the fine art of the barbecue. Cultural mavens that you are, we know you’ll want to present something a little more culturally pertinent than your average backyard BBQ to your guests. So, with that in mind, here are some awesome themed party ideas for your next cookout.
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