When it comes to Pablo Picasso quotes, "Give me a museum and I'll fill it" is probably one of his most famous. What's funny though, is that that quote was actually truncated -- what he actually said was "Give me a museum and I'll fill it... with pizza!". Finally doing what Pab-y Pabs never got the opportunity to: Pizza Brain, the world's first & only pizza museum-cum-pie shop, opening tonight in Fishtown. Here's a peek:
The Pizza Museum: Armed with a world record stash of pizza memorabilia, the museum's set in an ex-flower shop that shares a door-cut wall with Little Baby's, and's covered floor-to-ceiling with pizza stuff… actually, there's stuff in the floor, too. Seriously, this place's got a wall covered in 'za-themed record albums, latex "pizza masks" in glass portals in the floor, a montage of pie-oriented movie clips playing on a cluster of old tube TVs, and a bunch of rare movie posters from an Asian screening of Mystic Pizza and a John Holmes-starring pizza delivery porno that probably involved plenty of sausage... on the pizza he delivers.
The Pizzeria: Leave all expectations of high-minded, wood- or coal-fired pies at the door -- they're doing classic, gooey, gas-ovened slices, all prepped on a bed of secret-recipe house sauce. The whole thing'll be run right in the middle of the museum, and feature combos like prosciutto/date/thyme and sweet potato/gorgonzola, and even a few insane, undisclosed jawns like French Onion Soup, which sounds like exactly the kind of slice that could take you out of your next Blue Period.