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Pizza Cone Is Latest Food Trend Catching On In Pittsburgh
CBS Pittsburgh ^ | May 2, 2014

Posted on 05/03/2014 2:18:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Customers stop by for pizza cones – that’s right, pizza cones – at a new shop in Squirrel Hill called Pizza Cono.

Jamal Rifai scoops the ingredients into cones of pizza dough while Mike Rifai takes the orders and Joe Rifai visits with customers.

The three brothers from Jerusalem say they discovered the concept on a visit to Italy.

The cones use less dough than traditional pizza.

“We take this cone and fill it up with fresh ingredients,” Joe says. “Pepperoni, sausages, all the meats, all the fresh vegetables. We even have some gourmet cones that we make, like the chicken fajita that you see over here that’s made of fire-roasted peppers and onions. And we also have cheeses and roasted chicken.”

You can also create your own.

The brothers say the shop in Squirrel Hill may be the first of its kind in the U.S. People enter out of curiosity, and stay as customers.

“They just want to see what this means, that pizza’s not flat anymore,” Mike says. “This is not really clicking to their heads. So they come in and say, ‘That’s amazing, it’s not flat anymore.’”

The brothers hope this will be the first of many Pizza Conos.

Mike says they take their cue from a 6-year-old customer, whose mom asked him, “’Which do you like more, the pizza cone or the ice cream?’ So, he looked and he said, ‘I like this better.’ And then he thought a bit, and said, ‘But I like ice cream, too!’”


TOPICS: Food; Local News
KEYWORDS: pizza

1 posted on 05/03/2014 2:18:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

That’s even better than “Pizza in a Cup!”


2 posted on 05/03/2014 2:20:08 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: nickcarraway
The cones use less dough than traditional pizza.

Less sauce, too, I hope!

Fun idea. Like an open-ended calzone, I guess.

3 posted on 05/03/2014 2:22:15 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: nickcarraway

Pittsburgh...always years late and dollars short.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 2:25:09 PM PDT by prisoner6 (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered! I AM A FREE MAN!)
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To: nickcarraway

Ate it the first time in Brazil.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 2:26:32 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: nickcarraway

Pizza cake was the topic of a recent thread.

It didn’t look much more appetizing than the pizza cone does.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 2:26:57 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: nickcarraway

I liked the pizza cake you posted last week better. That was a 10. This is a nine?


7 posted on 05/03/2014 2:28:43 PM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

When Steve Martin said that in “The Jerk” I always thought “that sounds good to me!”


8 posted on 05/03/2014 2:30:11 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Yum.. Pizza cone and Vitamin I (Iron City beer).


9 posted on 05/03/2014 2:31:54 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: prisoner6

They consider Primanti’s fine dining.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 2:32:11 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: prisoner6

You must not know very much about the ‘Burgh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o75yBx8XBK0


11 posted on 05/03/2014 2:36:53 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: nickcarraway

Cut a calzone in half, shove a stick in the closed end. Voila. Pizza on a stick.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 2:38:44 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: nickcarraway

13 posted on 05/03/2014 2:44:56 PM PDT by BlueDragon (The Democrats think they are deck officers and our betters, but they cannae tie a bowline)
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To: CitizenM

Oh, I “live” here. Talked about the pizza cone maybe a decade ago. My reverse charisma kicked in and whenever I mentioned it I was ridiculed.

Yes, I am bitter.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 2:46:37 PM PDT by prisoner6 (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered! I AM A FREE MAN!)
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To: prisoner6
Talked about the pizza cone maybe a decade ago.

You have no business calling it pizza.
15 posted on 05/03/2014 2:49:25 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: BlueDragon

Not a problem. Rhyming is old school.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 2:58:06 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick
Not a problem. Rhyming is old school.

That's retarted sir?

17 posted on 05/03/2014 3:00:34 PM PDT by BlueDragon (The Democrats think they are deck officers and our betters, but they cannae tie a bowline)
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To: BlueDragon

Not at all. I was fine with the first tart.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 3:02:31 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: nickcarraway
pizza cone is only a baby step of progress. This is a much bigger step.
19 posted on 05/03/2014 3:08:49 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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20 posted on 05/03/2014 3:16:30 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: nickcarraway
Pizza burger, anyone?


21 posted on 05/03/2014 3:26:38 PM PDT by Liz
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To: nickcarraway
“This is not really clicking to their heads. So they come in and say, ‘That’s amazing, it’s not flat anymore.’”

Never heard of Hot Pockets, huh.

22 posted on 05/03/2014 3:46:46 PM PDT by bgill
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23 posted on 05/03/2014 3:48:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

24 posted on 05/03/2014 3:53:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: BlueDragon

When oh swim in the sea and an eel bites your knee...

That’s a moray.


25 posted on 05/03/2014 3:55:54 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: dfwgator

We call them hot pockets.


26 posted on 05/03/2014 3:56:39 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: nickcarraway

I knew a few Italian ‘Cones in High School .... you didn’t want to mess with them.


27 posted on 05/03/2014 3:57:20 PM PDT by mikrofon (No Pizzacones, tho...)
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To: nickcarraway

South Korea has had those for years, I’ve seen them in their TV shows


28 posted on 05/03/2014 4:17:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Mount Athos

Lol


29 posted on 05/03/2014 4:17:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

...hold the anchovies


30 posted on 05/03/2014 4:57:35 PM PDT by BlueDragon (The Democrats think they are deck officers and our betters, but they cannae tie a bowline)
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To: dfwgator
Yeah I got all this stuff from the old Cup of Pizza place.

Pizza in a Cup put him out of business.

31 posted on 05/03/2014 5:30:51 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: nickcarraway

i will stick with real, regular pizza.


32 posted on 05/03/2014 6:22:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Must be nice to have money to eat out!


33 posted on 05/03/2014 7:30:34 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: bicyclerepair

i don’t eat out. i make pizza from scratch or buy whatever deal ofthe week is on sale.


34 posted on 05/03/2014 10:37:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

Put French fries on top of it... and everyone out here in western PA calls it “Pittsburgh Style”.


35 posted on 05/04/2014 4:27:14 AM PDT by Rodamala
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