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Jumbo Slice Thu, 11/11/04 11:12 AM (permalink)
Just curious--is this a DC thing, or is it catching on in other cities as well?

A couple of places here have started making 32-inch diameter pies and selling slices. A slice goes for about $4. They have tried selling the entire pie, but custom-made boxes aren't working and it wouldn't fit in many cars. They sell a few jumbo slices at lunch and dinner, but mainly make their mark as a "nightcap" food. A single jumbo has over a thousand calories and almost fifty grams of fat. We won't even talk about the carbs.

Here's a link to the Washington City Paper's cover story on the origin and evolution of DC's jumbo slice, if you are interested:

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    RE: Jumbo Slice Thu, 11/11/04 11:16 AM (permalink)
    I've heard of them in the trades, but have yet to see one... Nothing local around here serving them as far as I've seen... BTW, I hear Pizza Hut is trying to go this route, but I think their Extra Extra Large Pizza is far smaller...

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      RE: Jumbo Slice Thu, 11/11/04 11:24 AM (permalink)
      A local bar, The Penny Arcade, serves slices from huge pizza's. My son's band played there several times this past summer, and the pie they make has to be at least 4 feet in diameter. They cut huge slices from this which cost all of $2.00 (with pepperoni), quite a bargain.

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        RE: Jumbo Slice Thu, 11/11/04 11:55 AM (permalink)
        any pictures? HAving a hard time visualizing just how big.

        I know Lorenzo's and Sons on South Street in Philly have pretty large slices. But I think they pale in comparision to what is being described.
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