When it comes to pizza, you either love or hate the crusts. Personally, I love them and find them to sometimes be my favorite part of the pizza. Yesterday when eating a pepperoni pie with my boyfriend, I found myself reaching over to his plate and munching on his discarded crusts from his pizza slices. And it seems that apparently of people love pizza crust so much that one Italian restaurant, Villa Italian Kitchen has started selling boxes of just crusts.
We are looking at this new crust trend with a grain of salt though. While the company produces its menu from authentic old-world recipes, its conventionality stops there. This is the same restaurant that invented the gender-reveal lasagna and the $10,000 pizza bikini. But the most outrageous has got to be this.
The Villa Italian Kitchen Menu Gets a New Item
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BREAKING NEWS: Everyone's favorite part of the pizza will be available for purchase at participating Villa Italian Kitchens nationwide starting on July 18. Mark your calendars - our 'Just The Crusts' dish is almost here! Would you try this?! . . . . . . . #villaitaliankitchen #pizza #crusts #carbs #pizzacrusts #pizzafordays #foodphotography #carblovers #carbies #foodie #foodies #foodiesofinsta #instafoodies #instayum #pizzacrust #welovecarbs #italianfood #bread
"We know that the crust is everyone's favorite part of the pizza, so skipping straight to selling pizza crusts only seemed like the perfect idea," said Mimi Wunderlich, Director of Communications and Digital Market, Villa Italian Kitchen.
Founded in 1964, Michele Scotto brought his recipes from Naples, Italy to New York City next to the CBS/Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway. Today over 225 restaurants are found across the nation, mostly in malls. The fast-food menu is simple and includes entrees like pizza slices, stromboli, and pasta. And starting July 18, "Just the Crusts" will be added to the menu permanently.
My one concern is not that these crusts are essentially breadsticks, but that they look like they were cut off of baked pizzas. Which beg the question: where did the pizza go? Are these crusts from older pizzas from the day before? And why is this a thing?
I have a lot of questions.