There are museums for animals, art, science, history, all kinds of things, but what about pizza?
Well, never fear, there is a museum dedicated to pizza now!
At Pizza Brain in Philadelphia; Brian Dwyer loves pizza, and by that I mean more than a 4 year-old loves pizza. He currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records record for largest collection of pizza memorabilia. He has a caricature of himself, eating pizza, tattooed on his back with the phrase "Totally saucesome!" One wall is covered with framed pizza-related photos and magazine covers; another boasts dozens of vinyl records, like the soundtrack to "Mystic Pizza" and a holiday album from Domino's. Display boxes are scattered throughout the eclectic space – including built into the floor – to show off pizza-bearing figurines from Homer Simpson and Spider-Man to the Tasmanian Devil and Pillsbury Doughboy. A cluster of small TVs plays pizza-related shows, while a huge pizza mural surrounds the back patio. He also owns a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Pizza Drop" arcade game and Star Trek Enterprise pizza cutter
But this place is not only a place to look at pizza themed items; if it sparks your pavlovian response, never fear this place also serves pizza! But in a place like this you can’t expect the pizza to only be cheese and pepperoni, oh no, they have an array of artisan ingredients and offbeat toppings, including beef brisket, pulled pork and meatloaf; one pizza made with gruyere, mozzarella, caramelized onions and fresh thyme tastes like French onion soup.
Dwyer calls pizza "the great equalizer" and "the only food synonymous with the word `party'."
And in case you're looking for dessert, Pizza Brain shares space with Little Baby's Ice Cream, a specialty purveyor of flavors like Earl Grey Sriracha, blueberry ginger and – yes – "pizza."
This place has something for every pizza lover out there!
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