Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: The Making of Volcanic Peppers’ Fiery Pizza


On my way up to the NYC Hot Sauce Expo my first stop was to visit Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn. My intent was to do an interview with the owner or manager and give a little insight on the Volcanic Peppers’ Fiery Pizza Challenge we were going to do at the Expo. Unfortunately the owner was too busy, the manager got sick, and so the next person up the pizza hierarchy was Ralph who admitted to me was a lover of spicy food. So I was happy with that exchange. What I did not prepare myself for was that they wanted to make me one of the fiery pizzas for our challenge. They broke down the spice in 11 equal amounts, 10 for the contestants and 1 trial and error pizza for yours truly. I filmed the entire process so you can see how they put together one of the great pizzas known to man.

A huge thanks goes out to Frank the owner of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria who was instrumental in allowing us this opportunity to do this filming and having our fiery pizza challenge. Thanks also goes to Ralph and all the other employees that had a hand in making the pizza for us. My partner, Tim Bader from Volcanic Peppers who traveled all the way from Nebraska to do this contest with me. Also to Steve Seabury from High River Sauces for putting on the amazing NYC Hot Sauce Expo. Lastly a HUGE thank you goes out to Steven “The Murph” Murphy of Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix who secured me Grimaldi’s with his calling on favors and twisting of arms. You are the man Murph, I owe you one now.

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Under the Brooklyn Bridge
1 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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4 thoughts on “Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: The Making of Volcanic Peppers’ Fiery Pizza

  • April 29, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Great video Buddah. I’m bummed I didn’t get a chance to try it.

  • April 30, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Think they will ship to New Mexico?

  • April 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Awesome video Al. I loved the detail, Ralph gave a great interview. I didn’t realize just how much of the Tim’s 10 Pepper Flake that would be per pizza. I’m glad we scaled it back a bit or it would have been too much.

  • May 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Man all this pizza talk has had me buy New York style pizza 3 times in the last week!

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