April 8, 2009
St. Louis pizzeria catering to president
One of the partners behind a St. Louis restaurant says he is thrilled with U.S. President Barack Obama's request for a pizza feast from the eatery.
Ryan Mangialardo, who founded St. Louis' Pi eatery, said he is excited to fly to Washington to prepare first-hand pizzas for Obama and his family, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Wednesday.
What can you say? Mangialardo, 27, said.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., recalled that Obama tried Pi's pizza in October during his presidential campaign and instantly became a fan.
Now the president has scheduled a long-distance delivery of Pi pizzas for Friday and Mangialardo is salivating at the chance to use the White House's full-service commercial kitchen.
From what it sounds like, it's the top of the line, Mangialardo told the Post-Dispatch.
They should have everything I need there to make the pizza happen.