- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 1, 2016

Will it make them some dough? Possibly.  Vinnie’s Pizza - a Brooklyn restaurant that already boasts a pizza topped with baby pizzas and others named “Parmageddon” and “Meat the Parents” - has outdone itself with a high-concept menu offering.

“Introducing the Pizza Box Pizza. A pizza box made entirely out of pizza! No waste, 100 percent pizza, and 100 percent delicious!” the restaurant tweeted in a missive that immediately went viral among hungry Brooklynites.

There hasn’t been so much excitement since presidential hopeful Gov. John Kasich ate pizza with a knife and fork in public.

Here’s how the Pizza Box Pizza is constructed: The actual “box” bottom is made from a square, regular pizza with a generous, thick sourdough crust. Then comes a 10-inch pizza arrayed with pepperoni, and finally, a garlic-flavored dough lid. The components are baked separately then artfully assembled.

The idea was born from shop owner Sean Berthiaume’s annoyance with giant stacks of cardboard pizza boxes that accumulate with the garbage, and on the streets of the New York City borough. The box, the eco-minded chef reasoned, was a waste.

The new offering got accolades, from among many, actor PeeWee Herman who immediately declared it to be “the invention of the week.” The New York Post called the Pizza Box Pizza “an act of genius.” News and gossip site BuzzFeed sampled the pizza and “lived to tell about it.”

Mr. Berthiaume, meanwhile, is an involved pizza maker. He dyed mozzarella cheese purple for a special memorial pizza following the death of iconic performer Prince last week, and presented his menu in Morse code to honor the birthday of Samuel Morse a few days later.

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