Clearly we’re a fans of retrofitted mobile retail operations, and, since we’re human, we’re also clearly fans of pizza. This is why we were so excited to hear about Del Popolo, the new mobile pizzeria cruising the streets of San Francisco inside a converted shipping container.
A year ago Jon Darsky left his job at Flour + Water to start his own business. He wanted to bring authentic Neapolitan pizza directly to his customers so he bought a shipping container and mounted it on the back of a flat bed truck. He then had an authentic 5,000 lbs wood-fire oven shipped over from Naples. The oven can reach temperatures over 800 degrees and can toast up a pie in under 60 seconds. To allow customers to see the magic at work he opened up one side of the container and put in floor to ceiling glass windows that can swing open.
You can follow Jon and his mobile pizzeria on Twitter to see where he’ll be stopping next. We might try to lobby him to join the AETHERstream on a national tour.
[ Via Inhabitat]