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Oscars pizza guy opens up his own restaurant

Oscars Pizza Guy Opens His Own Pizzeria

Remember that unforgettable moment from this year's Oscars when Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizza for all your favorite A-list celebrities? Well, now Edgar Martirosyan, the man who delivered that pizza, has opened his own pizzeria.

"He and his brother Erik just opened a traditional Neapolitan pizza restaurant."

The name of the restaurant is Wood, and it's located in Silver Lake in Los Angeles.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the brothers did a lot of research to perfect the art of making Italian pizza. Edgar's brother Erik told the publication, "We wanted the right ingredients, the right products -- all shipped from Italy."

MARTIROSYAN: "We are hoping to do our best to serve the people around here and to make people happy."

Of course when pizza's involved, it's not too hard to make people happy. And it seems Edgar has really taken advantage of his "Oscars pizza guy status."

His Twitter handle is @OscarpizzaEdgar and his bio reads: "Official Twitter for; The Oscars Pizza Guy".

Wood hasn't had a grand opening yet, but it's open for business if you're in the Silver Lake area and want to get pizza from the man who has served the likes of Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep.

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Tommy O May 24 2014 at 8:25 PM

This article is misleading. It implies Edgar Martirosyan was just a pizza delivery guy before he made his appearance at the Oscars and because of the fame he garnered there he decided to open his own place. He and his brother Erik already owned the pizza place, Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria in Hollywood, that delivered to the Academy Awards. Yes, he was the co-owner and the delivery guy. I ordered from there all the time. Now they are opening this second pizzeria, Wood, in the Silver Lake area which just has a different type of pizza made in a wood-burning stove. This is no rags to riches story like the article is implying.

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trevyk May 24 2014 at 8:45 PM

What the...LOL. Doesn't everybody know the pizza delivery guy and his brother owned the pizza place that delivered to the Oscars? Now he and his brother are opening a second place. This story tries to make it sound like he was some poor guy just scraping by as a delivery person and wow now he can afford his own place. LOL. Look them up Edgar and Erik Martirosyan.

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therumking1 May 24 2014 at 9:04 PM

Ok, really confused, what's the so-called Cinderella story here? Edgar Martirosyan, the pizza delivery guy, is the co-owner of the pizza place which delivered to the Oscars. He and his brother Erik own the Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria and it was decided that he, as a co-owner, should be the delivery guy so all went smoothly (it was in the news right after it happened). Now they are opening the second place, Wood. The Martirosyans are well off and have been for years. It's like they (or their publicists) are trying to make it look like they were nobodies with nothing and now because of Edgar getting on the Academy Awards and apparent publicity and donations they can afford to open their own pizza place. What a joke.

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osuziqwut therumking1 May 25 2014 at 9:21 AM

Exactly there is no Cinderella story here. It was all a gimmick. They are friends of Ellen's. They already planned to open Wood. She knew the Oscars gimmick would be a great promotion for their new place. They all knew that naive people customers would flock to the place when it opened wanting to support the place because they 'd think it was opened by like you wrote "nobodies with nothing" not knowing it's opened by super rich guys who own all sorts of different ventures and who BTW copied the recipes from their Ray's pizza family members.

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acg959 May 24 2014 at 4:53 PM

That's smart of him to seize the moment. God Bless America where you can do just about anything with a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work.

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therealgraygraypeeples May 24 2014 at 9:25 PM

"Oscars pizza guy opens up his own restaurant"...so that's news and why? Edgar Martirosyan already owns or co-owns like 4 pizza places already and this new one is no biggie. It's only news cuz he and his bro Erik wanna give the impression that Edgar was just a delivery kid so they can draw attention to their new place. Edgar being JUST a delivery guy is about as for real as Drake coming from the hood!

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ricksjimmy therealgraygraypeeples May 24 2014 at 9:59 PM

-Edgar being JUST a delivery guy is about as for real as Drake coming from the hood!- CLASSIC!!

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bigtrickpapi ricksjimmy May 25 2014 at 4:19 PM

haha thats fo real

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demslosebig2014 therealgraygraypeeples May 24 2014 at 11:22 PM

Like 4?

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grannyrose156 May 24 2014 at 5:27 PM

good for you and your brother. good luck and my best wishes for you to have all the success in the world.

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Jed! grannyrose156 May 25 2014 at 12:39 AM

Good response grannyrose. My exact thought! I like pizza...why not order a few from time to time from those guys? If I lived near the place (which I don't) I'd drop by in a minute just to see how they were doing...

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osuziqwut Jed! May 25 2014 at 9:35 AM

LMAO. The brothers must be getting all their family members to post in their favor. They're the only ones who would. They knew Ellen. They already planned to open Wood. She knew the delivery gimmick on the Oscars would be a great promotion for that place. All the naive customers flocking to it thinking it was opened by some simple delivery guy when in reality it was opened up by spoiled rich jerks who only have always copied others work to get ahead.

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osuziqwut grannyrose156 May 25 2014 at 9:28 AM

OMG! LMAO! There is no way your comment would get 20 thumbs up. How many AOL accounts do you have? You must be the granny of those brothers.

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emoore66on May 24 2014 at 5:08 PM

This is a delightful story. I hope they make a mint!!

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thomashollman19 emoore66on May 25 2014 at 10:32 AM

-------------ELLEN NEEDS A MINT HER BREATH SMELLS LIKE FISH------------------------

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bigtrickpapi emoore66on May 25 2014 at 4:19 PM

they wont make no mint cuz their pizza sucks

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mrfitman May 24 2014 at 4:12 PM

Does he accept FOOD STAMPS??? That's where MOST of us ARE!!

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marinedevo May 24 2014 at 4:50 PM

best of luck to him

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Mark marinedevo May 24 2014 at 8:26 PM

Which one is "him?"

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sal.fish Mark May 24 2014 at 10:53 PM

That's funny right there.

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ddiribbons May 24 2014 at 4:28 PM

Listen to the gal who gives the "news" about this. She said, "Ellen DeGENERATE." It is super hilarious and right on target.

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