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August 4, 2011 | By C. Thi Nguyen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The sign in Café Glacé's all-glass storefront says "Persian pizza. " Now, if you were a canny Los Angeles food explorer, you'd probably suspect that this was an awkward translation of some traditional Persian dish. Maybe, you'd think, you will discover some exciting-flavored flatbread or a topped pita — some ancient Persian treasure hiding behind the Western name. But you'd be wrong, because this is an honest-to-God, full-blooded, American-style pizza, with bell peppers and melted cheese and everything.
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NEWS
March 3, 2014 | By Tenny Tatusian
Big Mama's and Papa's Pizza has never had a day like this. Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres put the bright red-and-yellow pizza boxes in front of millions of viewers Sunday night, and the 20-location chain found instant fame. [Updated, 3:29 p.m. PST March 3: DeGeneres interviewed deliveryman Edgar Martirosyan on her talk show Monday. (See the video at the bottom of this post.) He recounted the experience: "You said, 'Just follow me,' and I'm going and I'm on a stage. I was in shock.
NEWS
April 17, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
The Reddit community Random Acts of Pizza is behind an effort to send hot pies as a way to reach out to those in Boston affected by Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. And the effort reportedly resulted in a flood of pizzas to Boston. Messages on the board went something like this: "Would love to provide pizza to any displaced Boston runners, family members or Boston Police/Fire Departments. "  Another offer was sent out to "someone hosting or displaced in Boston. From Kansas City, with love.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2001
About 130 million Americans are expected to watch the New York Giants battle the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV on Sunday in Tampa, Fla. This means that sometime between 4 and 6 p.m., millions of Americans are going to be looking for something to eat during halftime. Many will order pizza. So we conducted an informal, highly unscientific survey of pies around Orange County and prepared this pizza report card. The three judges were picked for their intimate knowledge of the subject.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1989 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
When bad things happen to good people, the result is "Loverboy," which opened citywide Friday with no press previews. In it, Patrick Dempsey plays a disingenuous college boy who, instead of working for $4.80 an hour delivering pizzas on his summer vacation, makes $200 an afternoon delivering warmth, understanding, tenderness and wildly unsafe sex to every unhappily married woman in greater Los Angeles. The password? Extra anchovies on the pizza. A good many talents crashed and burned on this project, most notably Joan Micklin Silver, the credited director.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1993 | Associated Press
For those who think that pizza tastes better the next day, a company has come out with a freeze-dried version that lasts for seven years. The pizza can be eaten immediately or will last for seven years on the shelf without any spoilage or loss of nutritional value or flavor, Action Snacks said. "You can be . . . in the desert and have pizza," a company official said.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1998 | Greg Johnson
Pizza Hut said it is introducing a spicy pizza designed to appeal to men 18 to 29 years old, the demographic group that dominates fast-food dining. The new Sicilian Pizza is "definitely not for everybody," said Randy Gier, chief marketing officer. The pizza features a cheese-herb seasoning and a sauce that's spicier than other fare the chain sells. Industry observers said a trend to spicier fast foods is being driven in part by the popularity of ethnic foods.
NEWS
January 10, 1985 | United Press International
Murderer Joseph Carl Shaw ordered pizza for his last meal today and played Trivial Pursuit games with family members a few feet from the electric chair which was being prepared for his Friday execution. "He is pretty much at peace with himself and is ready for whatever happens," attorney Stephen Bright said. "He is very calm and relaxed." Shaw, a former altar boy who confessed to the 1977 murders of two Columbia teen-agers, was to die at 5 a.m. Friday.
NEWS
February 24, 1990 | Associated Press
A Hutchinson, Kan., company has issued a nationwide recall of approximately 106,000 pounds of frozen pork pizza topping because it may contain light bulb fragments, the Agriculture Department said Friday. The product was made by Doskocil Sausage Co. and was sold exclusively to food service facilities, including restaurants and carryouts, the department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1995 | From Times staff and wire reports
A prescription for pizza can prevent problems in the prostate, according to Harvard University researchers. A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that men who eat at least 10 servings a week of tomato-based foods, such as pizza and spaghetti sauce, are as much as 45% less likely to develop prostate cancer. Dr.
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