Williamsburg’s historically playful pizza joint Vinnie’s Pizzeria has come up with a hilariously innovative way of celebrating St. Patrick's Day, by creating a pizza topped with Lucky Charms, served with a raw potato and a bottle of Guinness.
“I just made it as a joke,” said Sean Berthiaume, pizza creator and co-owner of the pizzeria’s Williamsburg branch.
But he says he would be happy to make another one if someone wants to try it.
“If anyone wants to come to Vinnie’s [for the pizza], I will definitely force some Lucky Charms on a cheese slice,” he promised.
Berthiaume, who is “100% Irish,” celebrates the holiday with his family every year. Although he had to work this time around, he nonetheless found a quirky way to celebrate the day.
According to Berthiaume, it was more difficult to craft the Lucky Charms pizza than it may appear.
“I made a cheese slice, I cooked it halfway, and then added the cereal … so the Lucky Charms are cooked into the cheese a little bit.”
This is not the only time that Berthiaume has gotten creative with his-making.
In June of last year, Berthiaume started selling slices of pizza topped with more mini-slices. The invention went viral, and even people from out-of-state came to try it.
Although no one has actually ordered it yet, Berthiaume’s St. Patrick’s Day pizza has largely been received with welcome.
“Lots of people have commented and laughed and shared it,” he said.
But others were deeply offended. “I don’t know if they think I’m desecrating cheese slices, Lucky Charms, or both.”
To the pizza purists, Berthiaume says, “Relax. It’s just Lucky Charms on a cheese slice.”