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Woman's 911 Emergency: Half-Hamburger Pizza

Needless to say, dispatcher did not consider it an emergency

(Newser) - It's probably happened to you: You open up your food delivery, hungry and excited to chow down, only to find out you were given the wrong order. But a Connecticut woman took things a bit farther than most of us would with her response: She called 911, Fox 61... More »

After Cheesy Garlic Knots Disrespected, Brawl Ensues

Things got out of hand in Florida pizzeria

(Newser) - Don't mess with Jessica Conti's garlic knots. That appears to be one of the lessons from an incident that took place in a Florida pizzeria Friday night after a woman apparently took issue with how the staff prepared her dish, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. Per a Flagler... More »

Italian Town Fights Smog With ... Pizza Ban?

San Vitaliano bans most wood-burning pizzerias

(Newser) - Few things are more Italian than baking pizza in a perfectly smoldering wood-fired stove, so San Vitaliano's move to ban the beloved practice comes as a surprise. The town of 6,000 north of Naples has some of the worst air pollution in Italy— Il Mattino says its air... More »

Indiana's Memories Pizza Reopens—$842K Richer

Owner Kevin O'Connor says his views on gay marriage haven't changed

(Newser) - Memories Pizza is open and ready to serve once again, assuming you're not a gay couple looking for a wedding caterer. The Indiana pizzeria gained either fame or infamy , depending on your views, after the owner backed the state's controversial religious freedom law and said he would happily... More »

Funds Still Pouring In for Memories Pizza: $840K

Co-owner's anti-gay comments in Indiana generates windfall

(Newser) - It's still not clear when or even if a small-town pizzeria will reopen after being caught up in the controversy over Indiana's religious freedom law, but the owners are getting a massive cushion in the meantime. The online fundraising campaign for Memories Pizza in Walkerton has now passed... More »

Guy Sues Pizzeria He Tried to Rob

Nigel Sykes wants $260K after getting beat up by employees

(Newser) - Nigel Sykes' attempted robbery of a Delaware pizzeria failed miserably—but he'd still like to get some cash out of the whole to-do. Armed with a gun, Sykes, 23, busted into the back door of Newport's Seasons Pizza in 2010 but eventually got tackled by employees. In a... More »

Abramoff Working at Pizzeria

Disgraced lobbyist helps with marketing from halfway house

(Newser) - It's a far cry from his old perk-filled life, but it sure beats prison: Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff is in a halfway house and helping a Baltimore pizzeria with marketing and strategy, reports the Baltimore Jewish Times . Abramoff served 43 months in prison for his shady lobbying practices in DC,... More »

Lost Coat May Lead to Lawsuit

Absentminded lawyer threatens Houston, airline, food court management

(Newser) - Bill Ogletree liked his black leather coat enough to pay $800 for it, but not enough to remember it when he finished eating pizza in the Houston airport and boarded a flight to Las Vegas. So he's threatening to sue the city, Continental Airlines, and the company that manages the... More »

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