This week on Pizza Party, host Talia Ralph welcomes Rich Greco to the party! Rich is a designer, a Brooklyn native, and mostly, a lover of pizza. In fact, he is the founder of the website The Feast of St. Pizza that documents a journey of several ‘pilgrims’ that set out to eat a minimum of one slice at ten pizzerias in one day. Beginning the journey at the southern tip of Brooklyn at Totonno Pizzeria Napolitana and making their way north, they finished their mission in lower Manhattan at Artichoke Basille’s Pizza. Talking to Talia about his background and connection with pizza as well as how the idea of The Feast of St. Pizza came about, Rich discloses that it was none other than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that first turned him on to the slice. After the break, Rich shares his plans for the next pizza pilgrimage with the possibility of visiting different cities along the ‘pizza belt.’ This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
“When the Ninja Turtles came out, I immediately attached to that. They were obviously obsessed with pizza and since then, I made it my obsession as well.” [2:35]
“Not many places have great branding but it’s because if the pizza’s so good they don’t even have to worry about it.” [23:50]
—Rich Greco on Pizza Party