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Exotic toppings help this pizzeria stand out

SHELTON, WA (NBC) - Exotic pizza toppings keeps the customers coming through the doors at Brian D'Millo's Italian-themed pizza restaurant named, Ah Badabing's.

Listed under all the regular toppings on the menu is the "specialty toppings," which feature bull penis, pork snout, brains and gizzards.

There is even a list of toppings for those who are even more adventurous, such as scorpion and grubs.

"I haven't tried the other stuff. I'm not that brave yet," customer John Hardy said. "He's always out of stuff on the 'creative pizzas,' as I call them. It sells fast."

Ah Badabing's has a history of crazy ideas for attracting customers. Creative pizzas are only the most recent.

Those creative ingredients are drawing customers from around western Washington.

The extreme toppings don't come cheap, usually costing between $5 and $6 apiece.

D'Millo said he got the idea for the pizza toppings after visiting the Uwajimaya supermarket in Seattle's International District, and spotting bovine penis for sale.

"Well, you know what, I've had this before, and I'm going to see if I can't turn it into a topping for pizza," D'Millo said.

He said they spent several nights perfecting recipes for the odd ingredients before launching their expanded menu.

"I've done a lot of traveling, and I've actually eaten everything, and more, that's on my topping list," D'Millo said.

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