Gratitude, Vegan Cheese & Dumbledore



The holidays are upon us and its always a great season to celebrate the ones you love.

I wanted to shout out a couple friends I have working around LA.

Slasher Pizza in Echo Park owned by Nathan Paris-Hernandez and ran by Michael Fiore.

Pizza U.S.A owned by the legend Pedro Martinez in Bellflower.

Prime Pizza Fairfax now headed by one of the hardest workers I have met, Ryan Ruoff.

And a huge hug to the whole team at Purgatory Pizza, but especially Jeremy Alvarado who has absolutely been going above and beyond pizza.


I just compiled a list of my top 5 favorite vegan cheese products.

These are my go-to cheeses for everything from pizza to charcuterie.

Hit the link to get the 411 on what’s good, what’s good!


Sometimes I think about how I wound up a pizza wizard instead of the musician I wanted to be.

That thought had me reflecting on something another wizard said:

“It’s not our abilities that make us who we are, it’s our choices” – Albus Dumbledore.

I am not the most talented pizza chef, or vegan wizard, I just wake up every day and work on being better at it.

This quote from my man Dumble D is a good reminder that we have the choice to be anything we want to be.

Our choices just have to align with what that is.


EXTRA SLICE: This commercial was so good that it debuted before the VHS copy of the instant classic The Land Before Time, circa 1988. Take a bite for some serious 80’s nostalgia.

Love, crust and pizza dust,

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