The Deal: Boasting the Guinness Book-certified world’s largest collection of pizza-related memorabilia, Brian Dwyer’s much anticipated Pizza Brain is slated to open in August. Once construction is complete, the multi-use space will serve as a restaurant as well as a home base for Dwyer’s 1,000 pizza-centric posters, paintings, records and cassettes, plus more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles than you can wrap your head around.
Star Attraction: Dwyer’s most prized slice of pizza paraphernalia has to be the one that kicked off his collecting odyssey: the 1984 self-titled album by The Fat Boys. The psychedelic scene features the rap legends chowing down on burgers, ice cream and a pizza topped with mini versions of the band members decked out in prison stripes. —Caroline Russock