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Steve Aoki’s Pizzaoki Pizza Delivery Arrives in Boston
In a collaboration first teased way back in September 2018, if anyone can remember a world before 2020, Big Night Entertainment Group is finally teaming up with cake-smashing DJ Steve Aoki and restaurant group Family Style Inc. to bring Aoki’s pizza delivery service, Pizzaoki, to Boston. The thin-crust pizzas, made with Aoki’s “lit herb-infused dough,” are named for his albums and songs; there’s the Neon Future, for example, which is a white pizza with mozzarella, ricotta, garlic, and parsley, and the Turbulence, with sauce, mozzarella, pineapple, and Canadian bacon. There are vegetarian and vegan options available.
If you’re within delivery range of 58 Seaport Blvd. in Boston’s Seaport District — home of Big Night Entertainment Group venues the Grand and Scorpion Bar — you’ll find Pizzaoki on most third-party delivery platforms, including Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash. Aoki himself probably won’t show up on your doorstep and smash a cake in your face, but who knows? 2020 is weird.
Saltie Girl Adds a Seafood-Filled Pizzeria
Back Bay seafood gem Saltie Girl has been operating out of the larger space of its sibling and neighbor, Met Back Bay, during the pandemic, so now the intimate Saltie Girl space is turning into Saltie Girl Seafood Pizza. As of December 3, it’s open for indoor dining, takeout (call 617-267-0691), and delivery via Caviar, Grubhub, and Uber Eats, operating from 5 p.m. until sell-out on Wednesday through Sunday.
Pizzas include lobster (buffalo mozzarella, taleggio, tomatoes, sweet corn, shishito peppers, roasted garlic, and hot Calabrian oil), clam (bacon jam, Fresno chiles, garlic, cilantro, basil), smoked salmon (white sauce, red onions, chives, egg white, egg yolk, smoked trout roe), and more.
There are also salads, pizza chips, and a reservation-only caviar pizza service for groups of four to six people (the minimum spend is $250.)
In Other News...
- Demoulas Super Markets Inc., the parent company of local grocery chain Market Basket, is paying a $17.5 million settlement in a class action lawsuit regarding the way it manages its employee retirement plan.
- Here’s a good long-read that goes “behind the mask of the Phantom Gourmet” by Boston Magazine’s Spencer Buell.
- Want to drop $49 on a personalized, Dunkin’-inspired candle? Now you can.
- Speaking of branded merch, Eater has merch now.
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