Sexy Pizza opened on South Pearl Street last month, bringing with it some controversial ideals.
Our loyal friend and confidant, Merriam Webster, defines the word sexy as, “sexually suggestive or stimulating, generally attractive or interesting.” While part one of that definition may not entirely apply, the second perfectly describes the name of a new fixture on Old South Pearl Street, Sexy Pizza.
The New York style pizza shop, which has been a Denver staple in the Capitol Hill neighborhood since 2008, opened it’s doors on 1579 S. Pearl St. in mid-March.
While the greasy, beer-ridden kitchen may not fulfill the first part of Webster’s definition, it certainly meets the criteria for another connotation that has come to be associated with the word sexy: controversial.
Owner Kayvan Khalatbari will be seriously testing the wholesome, family-oriented waters Pearl St. is known for by publicly supporting the use of medical marijuana at his pizza shop.
Khalatbari is also founder and current Medical Marijuana Center Manager at Denver Relief, a medical marijuana center and wellness service provider located at 1 Broadway.
Sexy Pizza features four pies that are sponsored by a specific pro-marijuana non-profit, and one dollar of the profits earned from those pizzas is donated to the specified organization. The organizations are: Medical Marijuana Assistance Program of America (MMAPA), Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), Sensible Colorado and SAFER.
So, if you don’t mind possibly tossing a buck to the pro-marijuana movement, give Sexy Pizza a try and enjoy some of their sexy deals. Two slices and a beer for $6? Count me in.
What do you think of Sexy Pizza coming to South Pearl Street with pro-marijuana ideals? Is it a good opportunity for the neighborhood to diversify and people to learn more? Or, is it contradicting the family-oriented atmosphere the neighborhood has fostered for years? Comment below!