There's a Pez museum in Burlingame, CA. Spam has it's own museum in Austin, MN. The National Mustard Museum is in Middleton, WI. There's even a museum of Burnt Food in Arlington, MA!
So how can it be that there has never been a museum dedicated to all things pizza?
Well, wait no longer. And we don't have to travel very far to visit!
Pizza Brain has opened in Philadelphia. On the menu are great hand-made pizzas including the Jane (mozzarella, aged provolone, grana padano and fresh basil with hand-crushed tomato sauce), the Wendy Wedgeworth (mozzarella, sun-dried tomato, arugula, honey goat cheese with the tomato sauce), the Lucy Waggle (a white pizza with mozzarella, grana padano, pine nuts, fresh thyme, arugula, sweet dates, crisped prosciutto) and the Granny Divjack (another white pie with mozzarella, shaved almonds, caramelized onions, blue cheese and Granny Smith apple).
Not only can you get these tasty pies at Pizza Brain, but you can get a look at the only pizza museum in the world. They are certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as holding the largest collection of pizza memorabilia and pizza-related items in the world.
You'll find the Noid (remember him?), loads of pizza-related LPs, a Good Times Ken doll complete with a piece of pizza and a slice on his shirt, a dancing pizza-chef Elmo (Jake has one of those) and on and on. There's even an ice cream place attached to Pizza Brain that offers pizza ice cream.
So if you love pizza--and all that pizza stands for--Pizza Brain is the place to go. (October is National Pizza Month, by the way!) Check out a CBS News report here (there are a lot of other links to press coverage on their website).
Have you been to Pizza Brain? Let me know how it was!