Is a Heart-Shaped Pizza a Good Idea for Valentine's Day? How's Your Relationship Doing?
Of course, if you're single, it's an awesome way to get fat by yourself on the couch while watching the first season of Heroes on DVD.
Cue the heart-shaped pie offered by Pizzarelli's Pizza in Ellisville (and likely by dozens of other pizza purveyors across the nation this coming weekend).
|Covered in a half-pound of mozzarella, this pizza will keep you planted on the couch with your loved one. Or by yourself, safely insulated from singles bars and match.com.|
This is the first year that Pizzarelli's, which changed ownership a few years back, has offered the promotion. The pies are prepared in Large size (fourteen inches) only, and are priced at $12.99 (or two for $20.99.)
He's pitching the hearts at women who may want to buy it for their spouse or significant other. Because Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, he expects the gimmick to give business a boost.
"Saturday is romantic-dinner night, but Sunday -- with the wife and kids, on the couch -- that might help us," he says. "We'll be prepared for a typical good Sunday." Behrens hopes to sell at least 20 heart-shaped pies, but he's prepared to toss up 200 of them.
Oh, and Nirvana fans take note: The pizzas do not come in heart-shaped boxes.