For those who prefer their pizza with a dose of dance music, there’s good news: Steve Aoki‘s pizza delivery service Pizzaoki is coming to a city near you sooner rather than later. After the business’s launch in Los Angeles this past July, the venture is already profitable. Fans can expect Aoki-approved pies in 15 to 20 Pizzaoki locations around the country by the end of 2019. Additional California joints and landings in Boston, Miami, New York and Chicago are all in the works, with European openings on the horizon as well. The restaurant is currently delivery-only through both UberEats and Postmates services.
The globetrotting EDM star and Dim Mak label boss has maintained a packed schedule of high energy shows and cake-throwing — but still manages to find the time for a surprising array of food-related side ventures. Aoki has been investing in the restaurant space since 2007, with six businesses under his umbrella. Don’t think the ventures are all about money-making for the hit-maker, though. His passion is immediately apparent in a recent Forbes interview:
“The Aoiki DNA is in there, the sauce we use is Mama Aoki’s special sauce. In fact, each pizza corresponds to different song titles and represents an emotional response of what the pizza should deliver to you. We’ve got more pizzas that we’re creating too for more songs and outing the character of the song in the pizza, the energy, the hotness or whatever.”
Pastry hurling international dance icon Steve Aoki has decided to temporarily halt the on-stage cake throwing gimmick and pick up the dough roller. The 40-year superstar DJ/producer has just announced the opening of Pizzaoki in his hometown of Los Angeles. As the son of Benihana’s founder, who once told Yahoo Finance he has never received a penny from his father, the inventively named new restaurant seems like a fitting next move for the entrepreneurial mogul.
A themed restaurant in it’s conception, much like the theatrical Japanese chain started by his late father, Aoki says that customers will be able to enjoy quality pizza recipes named after his hit songs — for instance, a classic cheese dubbed “Just Hold On” or the “Mayhem,” a supreme with all the toppings. The new concept also relies heavily on technology for delivery, as Pizzaoki currently lacks a brick and mortar location. Customers can currently place orders through Postmates and Uber Eats.
Things have been known to get weird at Holy Ship! events. The ship set sail just two days ago, and reports of oddities have already made it back to land.
Norwegian Cruise Line, the company that operates the ships used for the maritime festival, issued a statement about their open pizza bar that’s anything but normal. Previous incidents have apparently led the company to announce that their pizza bar is for eating, not fornicating.
“We feel it is our duty to remind our guests that pizza is for eating, not fornicating,” the message reads. “Sexual acts with our handcrafted pizza can bring unintended health consequences and can pose a safety hazard for other passengers aboard our journey.”
Fans of Chance The Rapper have long awaited his first real entrance into acting, by way of a much-discussed pizza murder mystery now known as Slice. The project was directed by Austin Vesely, who had previously worked with Chance on the “Sunday Candy” music video. Now the Chicago emcee is serving up the first trailer for the upcoming film. The trailer for Slice comes as a rendition of a viral video currently making rounds, “Line Rider – Mountain King” scored by Edvard Grieg’s “In The Hall Of The Mountain King” wherein a scooter-sporting stick figure man navigates an insanely intricate sonic doodle thrill ride.
Quick frames from the film appear in the trailer, giving little away concerning any sort of plot or narrative details, though pointing to a project that’s likely to be somewhere between spooky and perhaps a little cheesy. However, albeit short and vague, the sneak peek trailer reveals some endearing “Thriller” callbacks in the new Chance-starring feature, expected the land early next year.