Pizza Brain

Pizza Brain Pizza Brain's the world’s first pizza museum + restaurant. Since 2012, we've been celebrating all The world's first pizza museum and restaurant

Hey 🍕fam-  👀gorgeous, huh?  this beauty is a new pie experimenting with pizza crusts made without gluten.>> should we of...
07/26/2023

Hey 🍕fam-
👀gorgeous, huh? this beauty is a new pie experimenting with pizza crusts made without gluten.

>> should we offer pizza crusts made without gluten on our menu?

  ——-Grade A hang time.  Whether with family or friends, just can’t beat it.  Come thru.——-   😎
07/15/2023


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Grade A hang time. Whether with family or friends, just can’t beat it. Come thru.
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“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” — Martin Luther King Jr., “Stride Towa...
01/16/2023

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” — Martin Luther King Jr., “Stride Toward Freedom"
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Since our inception 10 years ago, we’ve been a Fishtown black-owned business. Being a black Philadelphian, I’m fully aware of how loaded that statement is given our neighborhood’s history concerning race. Yet we couldn’t be prouder to be here- to be called your neighbor & to call all of you our neighbors. For me this whacky pizzeria, whose only reason for being is to be a space where all of us can celebrate a common love, is a place both absent of historic racial tension & present with the hope found in today’s more diverse Fishtown. We’ve all more work to do to make Philly a place of true peace. But I feel hopeful the transformation is in progress, especially here in Fishtown.
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Whether finishing up a day of service or a day of resting in the memory of Dr. King, we’ve got the fuel to finish the day. Ollie Dodge pictured.
Happy
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 When you’re part of a team that’s worked hard & your boss lets you know the pizza’s on him.  ——- plays a vital role bri...
11/18/2022


When you’re part of a team that’s worked hard & your boss lets you know the pizza’s on him.
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plays a vital role bringing health care services to Kensington & North Philly, providing much needed access to quality healthcare in Kensington & North Central Philadelphia. Just ask the Health Resources & Services Administration. They awarded 6 community health quality recognition badges to Esperanza. Ranging from Access Enhancement to Heath Disparity Reduction, each acknowledges the ways Esperanza is narrowing the healthcare quality gap in some of Philly’s least advantaged neighborhoods. Our hat’s are off off to you, Esperanza. And oh yeah. You have killer choice in pizza. 😆

Thanks for making us a part of your celebrations!
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Good Afternoon, 77 + Sunny🌞😎🍕——-Our yards are open 🙌🏾👏🏾Get some delicious ‘za in you today, either out front or in our  ...
11/05/2022

Good Afternoon, 77 + Sunny🌞😎🍕——-

Our yards are open 🙌🏾👏🏾
Get some delicious ‘za in you today, either out front or in our .
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We’re going to the     .  Make noise!——-Congratulations  !!!!  4-1.  Much ❤️❤️❤️____ where’s boston?    .harper_  ——-   ...
10/23/2022

We’re going to the . Make noise!
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Congratulations !!!! 4-1. Much ❤️❤️❤️
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where’s boston?
.harper_
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  Philly.  💪🏽💪🏻💪still time to get your holiday grub on.  Open until 8:30 tonight.  ——-perhaps the most iconic symbol of ...
09/05/2022

Philly. 💪🏽💪🏻💪still time to get your holiday grub on. Open until 8:30 tonight.
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perhaps the most iconic symbol of American labor & drive is that of a woman, . the name is taken from a 1942 by Redd Evan & John’s Jacob Loeb. the image for the WWII era poster is taken from the likeness of Rosalind P. Walter. there is no more fitting tribute to those of us keeping world moving than this feminine image of .
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Quittin’ time.  Go grab you some ‘za——-We’re open tonight until 9:30pm.  Last delivery @9:10pm.——-incredible fan art fro...
08/26/2022

Quittin’ time. Go grab you some ‘za
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We’re open tonight until 9:30pm. Last delivery @9:10pm.
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incredible fan art from .m__
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  ——-yo- cool shade outside tonight with a light summer breeze.  Perfect for outdoor dining.  also… a/c on inside  .——  ...
07/22/2022


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yo- cool shade outside tonight with a light summer breeze. Perfect for outdoor dining. also… a/c on inside .
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fierce.  pooch rocks its best blue steel pose.   throwing all kinds of shade, already thinking about his weekend pursuit...
07/13/2022

fierce. pooch rocks its best blue steel pose. throwing all kinds of shade, already thinking about his weekend pursuits.
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tag someone you think is fierce enough to cruise past hump day.
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kinda counterintuitive.  so much thirst-quenching refreshment from fresh tart lemons & sugar in a creamy sorbet.  but lo...
07/04/2022

kinda counterintuitive. so much thirst-quenching refreshment from fresh tart lemons & sugar in a creamy sorbet. but local gelatieri Galen Thomas has crafted what might be the perfect cold dessert for the . lemon sorbetto pick up a pint this week. you might never go back to dairy ice cream.
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protip: keep sorbet + gelato at room temps for a few minutes before opening/eating. this will help them reach the right serving temperature + make the jars easier to open 😋😋😋
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when your   pizza buds stop into visit & you’re not there.——-when you’re in the pizza life you meet great people who lov...
07/03/2022

when your pizza buds stop into visit & you’re not there.
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when you’re in the pizza life you meet great people who love pizza as much as you do. is prolly one of pizza’s biggest cheerleaders. Just check out her Insta for proof. We met at in Las Vegas in 2019. Now we trade weird pizza posts + play with pizza Barbies. One of our prized possessions? The pizza box from her wedding 😍😍. Thanks for keeping pizza weird. + Many belated thanks for dropping in from the big 🍎. Next time, we’ll come to you. 😉
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Sometimes the simplest acts impact the most…  ——-Walking along Girard by  & spotted this storefront installation.   Kids...
06/19/2022

Sometimes the simplest acts impact the most…
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Walking along Girard by & spotted this storefront installation. Kids from 5 neighborhood schools created Fishtown-themed window art along . Our awesome next door neighbors at Hackett chose townhouses, slinkies, trolleys & the museum at Pizza Brain to rep Fishtown in its colorful window art.

I doubt kids at Hackett know or care (in the best of ways) that has been a black-owned space since its opening. They also are probably pretty unaware of this neighborhood’s history of tense race relations. They just know we love pizza, they love pizza and chose to celebrate our weird, crazy place in their ‘hood. They might not be aware of “the struggle,” but their art made me feel pretty seen.

Generations of my ancestors strived & died for themselves & future generations to be seen; acknowledged & judged for their character or ideas not their skin tone.

That Pizza Brain was acknowledged & seen in Fishtown in 2022 in this most innocent of ways means more to this black Fishtown business owner on than you could ever know.

Thanks Hackett for including our story in your story of Fishtown!
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what would you do for pizza?——-60 2nd graders from  descended on Pizza Brain, armed with pizza-themed zines they created...
06/01/2022

what would you do for pizza?
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60 2nd graders from descended on Pizza Brain, armed with pizza-themed zines they created in class to show us what sacrifices they’d make for pizza & to share in prose & illustration what pizza means to them. the kids learned the stories we tell about pizza in our store, how to roll pizza dough, then chowed down on some righteous pizza.
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mad props to teacher Allison for leading the creative charge to pull this all together.
👍🏾👍🏾We had a blast!👍🏾👍🏾
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Completing the puzzle.  Rayna Renata.——- .    & for yourself why rayna was such a hit.  ——-
05/27/2022

Completing the puzzle. Rayna Renata.
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. & for yourself why rayna was such a hit.

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Rayna Renata.  Best-pick-me-up-for-a-rainy-start-to-Memorial-Day- weekend option.  Chorizo, roasted corn + poblano cream...
05/27/2022

Rayna Renata. Best-pick-me-up-for-a-rainy-start-to-Memorial-Day- weekend option. Chorizo, roasted corn + poblano cream sauce, char. 😋😋😋
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rayna renata is here for just 5 more days before she moves on. see for yourself why she was so special.

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rayna’s last weekend——-rayna renata is a free spirit, gracing our presence for just 5 more days before she moves on.  se...
05/27/2022

rayna’s last weekend
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rayna renata is a free spirit, gracing our presence for just 5 more days before she moves on. see for yourself why she was so special.

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lil bit Iberian.  lil bit Mexican.  Rayna Renata May pie special.——-   ‼️
05/21/2022

lil bit Iberian. lil bit Mexican.
Rayna Renata May pie special.
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Rayna Renata.  Here just 10 more days.——-   ‼️
05/21/2022

Rayna Renata.
Here just 10 more days.
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  Chorizo+ roasted corn in a roasted poblano cream sauce with mozzarella and chard.——-Just 10 days left on our May pie s...
05/21/2022


Chorizo+ roasted corn in a roasted poblano cream sauce with mozzarella and chard.
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Just 10 days left on our May pie special. ‼️
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    ——- Behold.  Pizza.  But is it coming on them One Ring of Power style or being cast into existence for mere mortals ...
05/17/2022



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Behold. Pizza. But is it coming on them One Ring of Power style or being cast into existence for mere mortals by a way benevolent minor god? what’s your take? 😉😁🤣
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props to .tattoo for the vision.
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why a pizza museum?  the answer tonight @ 7:30pm on “you outta know”——-we were honored this past summer to have   stop b...
04/29/2022

why a pizza museum? the answer tonight @ 7:30pm on “you outta know”
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we were honored this past summer to have stop by our store to learn why we created pizza brain. we’ve given many interviews over the years, but this one probably gives the best insight into why we started & what it meant to be a black owned business in fishtown in 2011.

Check out “you outta know” on WHYY tonight @ 7:30pm
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our April pie special.  Meet Harper Madison- a breaded chicken lemon caesar pie.  Tossed breaded chicken cutlet, broccol...
04/05/2022

our April pie special. Meet Harper Madison- a breaded chicken lemon caesar pie. Tossed breaded chicken cutlet, broccoli rabe, mozzarella, aged provolone, light lemon caesar dressing, aged provolone + grana padano. Shown with available anchovies for an extra twist!
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Oh snap-   stopped by on a  break🙌🏾🙌🏾——-So the number of famous people we’re separated by 1 degree from just multiplied ...
03/31/2022

Oh snap- stopped by on a break🙌🏾🙌🏾
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So the number of famous people we’re separated by 1 degree from just multiplied
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Emma Watson? Fo’ sure.
Who else you got?
Message us. 😆
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Hogwarts meets Philly meets pizza.


We have been working on making our full menu vegan. Here’s a snippet of some of the menu classics made completely free o...
03/21/2022

We have been working on making our full menu vegan. Here’s a snippet of some of the menu classics made completely free of any animals or animal by-products. We are now making our own vegan sausage, bacon, and finally PEPPERONI AND CHICKEN in house and we’re pretty excited about the results. Check back soon to see the vegan Buffalo chicken pizza. Come hang!

still swooning over our St. Patrick’s visit & gift pack from  ——- belfast pizza fam dropping in- just in time for  .  ❤️...
03/18/2022

still swooning over our St. Patrick’s visit & gift pack from
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belfast pizza fam dropping in- just in time for .

❤️ it!
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- visit from our pizza fam got us super pumped. the pizza world is super communal. but having an , family & friends pop in ‘cause they think your spot is rad… damn that made our ❤️❤️❤️swell. am posting pics of them & the rad gear they gifted us from their store.
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we feel close to pizza works. both of us:
👉started in 2012
👉🏾are driven by creative pizza-making
👉have a history of chef collabs
👉🏾believe in pizza’s ability to bring communities together
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02/25/2022

🙌🏾🎨color pioneer🎨🙌🏾
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Perhaps no living African American artist is as simultaneously celebrated, misunderstood and respected as Sam Gilliam. A Color Field artist versed in lyrical abstraction, Gilliam’s primary innovation is viewing art stretched on canvass as structural- in its own right able to bridge. His 1960’s & 1970’s “drape” and “beveled edge”paintings were viewed by critics as groundbreaking contributions to art. Yet, at a time of growing black pride, cultural awakening & nationalism, the African American who celebrated color for color’s sake was often maligned by both white & black audiences for not painting figural black subjects. His bucking against the bias that a black artist needed to paint black subject matter to be acknowledged cost him. Though collected by major world museums- from , to , to our own - Gilliam fell into obscurity. Only recently, has the power & innovation of his complete body of work been recognized. Today, at 88 he is considered a canon African American and American artist.
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  ——-as are all Caesar salads, this little gem is inspired by Caesar Cardini- but with an anchovy topping twist.  yum.  ...
02/24/2022


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as are all Caesar salads, this little gem is inspired by Caesar Cardini- but with an anchovy topping twist. yum.
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yeah- Caesar salads are not named after Julius Caesar, but after the man creditors with inventing them, Caesar Cardini. .
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pictured: Caesar salad- massaged kale in ceasar dressing, topped with anchovies croutons + grana padano
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rocking some fennel salad fabulousness.  just for you.——-lunchtime personal 🥗🥗🥗Pictured: Fennel Salad- shaved fennel + o...
02/21/2022

rocking some fennel salad fabulousness. just for you.
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lunchtime personal 🥗🥗🥗

Pictured: Fennel Salad- shaved fennel + onion in mint/pear dressing topped with lemon zest, cracked walnuts, grana padano & house made croutons
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salad - $9.95
salad + slice + 20oz water- $12.50
salad + slice + 20oz soda- $13.99
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open today until 8pm
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02/18/2022

❤️🍕First woman to win 2 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama🍕❤️

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“This is the dream. The dream is to really be busy doing the thing that you love, deeply immersed in making art.”- Lynn Nottage

Lynn Nottage is making the voices of the working class, women, people of color and heard. A playwright inspired by movements like Occupy Wall Street and elucidating s*x and class politics, Nottage is the only woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice. “Winning the second Pulitzer firmly places me in conversation with this culture,” she noted in a Los Angeles Times interview, “№1, I’m representing for women, and №2, I’m representing for playwrights of color.”

With new works like the recently premiered musical MJ - a Nottage is solidifying her role authoring important conversations about American culture.
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S A L A D S ! ! !  😋😋😋——-so much easier now to justify that jane pie.  in personal and sharing sizes.  you’re welcome.——...
02/17/2022

S A L A D S ! ! ! 😋😋😋
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so much easier now to justify that jane pie. in personal and sharing sizes. you’re welcome.
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pictured: Greek Salad: spinach tossed with kalamata olive, pickled red onion, marinated artichoke heart, feta cheese, grape tomato + greek dressing
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02/17/2022

🍕black history in the making🍕
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Named one of 4 heroes of 2021 by Time magazine, Corbett is the scientific lead for the Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. [That’s a mouthful !].

Corbett’s work since 2014 on responses to future pandemic threats, particularly coronaviruses, prepared us for moments like the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Her NIH research team designed from viral sequence the vaccine concept incorporated in mRNA-1273 and quickly deployed by Moderna to develop its mRNA vaccine against COVID-19.

Go ‘head, gurl.
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Yo, our history’s not done yet.
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black-owned since day 1
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02/14/2022

happy ❤️ day
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we got a whole day of love making ahead of us. join in. order a heart-shaped pie for pick or delivery with us. choose your pie, then choose to “make it heart shaped” in the modifier list
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Open today 1pm-8pm
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Don’t forget, ordering ahead on all platforms reduces wait times.
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02/11/2022

❤️+ 🏈 = busy pizza weekend
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👉👉handle yo pizza biz was now. 👈👈

🔥order ahead for pickup on our web ordering platform. just click the link in profile or below. choose “pickup|ASAP” and select a later ready time. make your choice early to get your preferred time slot.🔥
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👍🏾delivery order ahead is also available via our partner. Just follow delivery link on www.pizzabrain.org.👍🏾
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❤️🍕universal love🍕❤️——-Valentine’s Day plans still firming up?  We got you.  Fresh personal Fennel, large Greek or Caesa...
02/08/2022

❤️🍕universal love🍕❤️
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Valentine’s Day plans still firming up? We got you. Fresh personal Fennel, large Greek or Caesar Salad. Drinks. Gelato Dessert. And a heart shaped pizza. Perfect to share with your king or queen, shorty, best friend or just fir you.
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👉👉PB Busy Hack: reserve a pickup order time in advance
👉👉PB Savings Hack: sign up for rewards, earn points to redeem for discounts 👈👈

🍕All @ https://pizzabrain.revelup.online🍕
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02/08/2022

🍕👍🏾Ralph J Bunche- first Black Noble Peace Prize winner👍🏾🍕
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we, today, stand on the shoulders of our predecessors who have gone before us…. - Benjamin Mays
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Ralph Bunche, son of a barber with a whites-only customer list and a mother who was a novice musician, took an early interest in the world during his college days in the roaring 1920s. He graduated summa cm laude in 1927 with a degree in international relations at UCLA. With the help of thousands of dollars raised by LA’s black community and a scholarship he went on to attend Harvard for graduate school, eventually earning his doctorate there. A long, distinguished career as a teacher at Howard University, adviser to the US Dept of State and leadership positions at the United Nations led Bunche to groundbreaking work as the UN’s chief mediator of Arab/Israeli conflict. His work leading to an armistice agreement between both sides earned him a Noble Peace Prize on 1950.
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02/06/2022

❤️ shaped 🍕 available now 😊
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someone gives you this & you know you’re loved.

surprise those you love with the pizza they love in a heart-shape for .

heart-shaped pies are available now thru 2/14.
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justin bieber - love me
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02/04/2022

we’re in a good place, yo
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staff is boosted. the numbers in are looking good. the science is looking good.

>>welcome back inside

😋🍕topped off tom pie🍕😋——-cheese-less is in.  loved how this customer owned our tomato pie w/ chicken, basil and mushroom...
01/27/2022

😋🍕topped off tom pie🍕😋
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cheese-less is in. loved how this customer owned our tomato pie w/ chicken, basil and mushrooms toppers.
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let our your inner kid + . also a great way to stick to those new year’s resolutions you were all stoked about 3 weeks ago. you know the ones- eat more veggies, less meat, less cheese?

forgot already? no worries- Tom will help get you back on track. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
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01/14/2022

😋🍕fresh grana padano before basil topping🍕😋
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mozzarella. aged provolone. grana padano. a blend of these 3 cheeses is added to every Jane plain cheese pie for a fuller, richer flavor.

unlike many pizzerias, our cheese is real with high moisture content & no cellulose/wood fillers.

one reason why they taste so damn good.
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we’re open today until 9pm.
👉outside dining in our courtyard. stop by!
👉pick up
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pie pictured: Jane before basil topping
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Address

2313 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
19125

Opening Hours

Monday 1pm - 8pm
Tuesday 1pm - 8pm
Wednesday 1pm - 8pm
Thursday 12pm - 9pm
Friday 12pm - 9pm
Saturday 12pm - 9pm
Sunday 12pm - 9pm

Telephone

(215) 291-2965

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How far will you guys deliver ? I couldn't find on your website
Good job! Just saw you on "Food Paradise". - your Montgomery County neighbor
Saw this place on the news and the only thing that caught my eye was dude making pizza with big beard. No net.
Can you order beer or wine here?
Beautiful vegan pizza. Beyond delicious.

Thanks, Pizza Brain!

Worst Customer Service ever, even worse then Pizza Hut if that's possible.