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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 3:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some Detroiters seem to be overly concerned about not having rapid transit downtown and such. Would those same types piss and moan about not having their own 4-star pizzeria featuring $1000 12-inch pizza? Why should Detroit be second-class or worse in yet another major category? Oh, the humanity!

Luxury Pie: NYC Restaurant Offers $1,000 Pizza

(CBS) NEW YORK We've been dealing with the pocket-emptying effects of rising gas prices, new electric rates, and an increase in cab fare, but how would you feel about breaking the bank all for...a pizza? Now you can find out thanks to Manhattan restauranteur Nino Selimaj, who has apparently brought from the heavens a real "pie in the sky" with his new $1,000 pizza.

Yep, that'll be $1,000 please.

The pizza will be added to the menu at "Nino's Bellisima," one of Selimaj's six restaurants in the city. Forget traditional cheese and pizza sauce, the record-priced pie will be topped with creme fraiche, chives, eight ounces of four different kinds of Petrossian caviar, four ounces of thinly sliced Maine lobster tail, salmon roe, and a little bit of spice with wasabi.

And unlike your typical pizza, this one won't be cooked, after all, that would spoil the fish. The 12-inch pie is sliced into four pieces, which comes to $250 per slice.

"Let them say I'm crazy," Selimaj says. "But I believe in this product, and it's gonna sell!"

So who's gonna buy this pie? Selimaj is betting Wall Street business types.

"My luxury pizza will become as famous as a night at the Waldorf Astoria. When Mr. Chow's introduced upscale Asian Cuisine several years ago, people couldn't imagine paying hundreds of dollars for Chinese food. Now upscale Asian cuisine is as common as New York hot dogs. Upscale Pizza will be next," Selimaj said.

The previous international record for pizza found on a menu was $193 at Gordon Ramsey's Maze restaurant in London.

[Err, pardon my spelling error. How does one edit the thread header?]

(Message edited by LivernoisYard on March 15, 2007)
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Thejesus
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 3:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I want one!
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Buzzman0077
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 3:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What a ridiculous waste of money, besides I think pizza should keep to the classics.
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Gistok
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 3:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What! No French Truffles on their Pizza??
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Burnsie
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 3:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What does this silly non-Detroit issue have to do with people who favor mass transit? Why do you have to pick a snide argument over nothing?
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Gistok
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 3:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

He's turning into TRAINMAN!!! Yikes!
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 3:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey! If you build a $1000 pizza, they will come...
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Rjk
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 3:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What a rip off. If I'm going to pay $1000 for a pizza I at least want a extra-large. That pizza looks like a medium. Actually it doesn't look very good.
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Ravine
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 3:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And the award for today's Most Transparently Shifty Way Of Calling It A Discuss Detroit Issue goes to Livernoisyard.
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Detroit313
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 3:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I will buy a slice just as soon as I buy a bottle of "BLING" water. 313
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Hysteria
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 4:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sounds good. You buyin', LY?
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 4:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe, but I walk a lot. Might be dangerous parading through Capitol Park with a $1000 pizza.

BOTOH, any purloined pizzas would probably turn up at some nondescript pizza pawnshop nearby, and for a lot less.

BTW, the minimum expected gratuity on just the pizza alone would be 150 smackeroos.


(Message edited by LivernoisYard on March 15, 2007)
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3rdworldcity
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 5:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Typical NY. That thing's not worth a dime over $650.

They should cut it into eight slices so they'd only be $125 a slice.

And I agree w/ Gistok. Who can eat pizza w/o truffles?
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Ladyinabag
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 6:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They should have an "El Coyote" Restaurant like downstairs from The Chelsea Hotel in New York. Then this town could learn to appreciate "Paella". Yummy Yummy Yummy!!! We have enough pizza here. WE NEED SPANISH!!






(Message edited by ladyinabag on March 15, 2007)
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Urbanize
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 6:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is my opinion, but I think pizza Place around the Sbarro and Papa Johns level would be more feasible. If CiCi's can keep it clean, then they could open in the BC along with the Subway and Starbucks that will be there. Here's a website of other possibilities.

Beside, when you draw a line between low customer rates and inflation and questionable service, it will just be a waste of commercial space and a waste of Nino's time and Detroit's.

http://www.epinions.com/Chain_ Restaurants--reviews--cuisine_ type_pizza

(Message edited by Urbanize on March 15, 2007)
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Psip
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 6:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A bottle of Louis XII would wash that down nicely.
http://www.beerliquors.com/gif tbaskets/louis_XIII_cognac.htm
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Rustic
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Unless you can ride a 2B$ subway to the BC, $250 a slice pizza is inappropriate.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 10:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sure, as long as it stays open past 5 p.m. For those of us who work nights downtown, ANYTHING is welcome. I love the Anchor, don't get me wrong, but I've had more bar food in the last year than in the rest of my lifetime.
Thank God for Sicily's delivery, bringing it real from the Southwest si-eed!
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Focusonthed
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Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 4:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bwahaha, can't wait to bring this up the next time some smug New Yorker talks about their NY Style Pizza.
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Fleamarket
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Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 9:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

have been searching for any photos/ video footage of the detroit riots. Anyone who may have suggestions would be helpful.
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Supersport
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Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 9:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

$5 hot and ready baby! I can get 200 pizzas for that price.
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Urbanize
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Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 11:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Funny, Illitch refuse to open a Carry Out or Sit-In restaurant downtown. Don't understand why not.
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Milwaukee
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Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 3:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"have been searching for any photos/ video footage of the detroit riots. Anyone who may have suggestions would be helpful."

This is a thread about a 1000$ pizza. Not the riots. Check out HOF there's a huge thread about the riots. There should be pics.
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 3:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

M'wauky, you took the bait...and swallowed.

Dontcha think that he figured that the Detroit riots were more on target for a Discuss Detroit thread than a $1000 NYC pizza?

We got Paul's Pizza over here for a $4 medium pepperoni. Used to be $5 for a large. Might get one later. Place goes back to 1952.

(Message edited by LivernoisYard on March 17, 2007)
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Ladyinabag
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Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 3:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

PAELLA!!!

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