[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROo3myJcdNg&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]As if Kuma’s Corner isn’t enough of a metal food destination when in Chicago, Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono has opened a pizza place in the Windy City. Iacono’s friend and business partner, Saverio Donancricchia, has been in the business for 20 years (see above) with Albano’s Pizzeria, and now the two have opened Albano’s Pizzeria #2.
“Growing up in an Italian family, you always know someone that owns a pizza joint. My father was a head chef in New York, so I kind of grew up with it as well. I chose the path of music, but somehow the restaurant business has come to find me. I’ve decided to open a pizzeria with a very good friend of mine, Saverio Donancricchia. His family has been in the pizza business for over 20 years in Chicago with Albano’s Pizzeria in Cicero. They’ve ranked as a Top 10 Chowdown Joints on ‘Top 101 Places in America’ by The Travel Channel, so needless to say, opening the #2 location has been keeping us very busy!!! We like to welcome all metalheads to come by Albano’s Pizzeria #2 and try our world famous giant pizza puffs!”
One cool thing the pizzeria is doing is giving a discount to anyone that comes in with a Chicago-area concert ticket. Of course, it might be a little tough for Iacono to run the business for ten days in August, when Kataklysm is on tour with Ozzfest. I guess there’s something to be said for a tour with only six dates. Regardless, it’s cool that he’s openly courting metal fans to come in, and we’re looking forward to stopping by next week when we’re in town for the Metal Meetup at the NARM convention.