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A Slice of Art

The Greathouse of Pizza in Casey, Illinois is creating pizza art. It all started after owner Trent Groothuis created a cancer ribbon pie, and got some national recognition.
A Valley business has started an online campaign to bring in more customers, by posting pictures of its signature dish in a creative way.

This may look  like your typical pepperoni pizza, but it's far from it.

"I think it's pretty cool, I mean I'm just doing it for fun and trying to get people in here," said Trent Groothuis.

The Greathouse of Pizza in Casey, Illinois is creating pizza art.
   
It all started after owner Trent Groothuis created a cancer ribbon pie, and got some national recognition.

"I just went from there in the next one was when the Cardinals made it to the World Series, I made a Cardinals pizza. I just kept doing it to get interaction on Facebook and Instagram," said Groothuis.

It all starts with a cardboard cut out.
   
After Trent shapes the dough, he adds a sea of toppings.
   
From olives, to peppers and onions, and don't forget the cheese!
   
But these pizzas may not taste as good as they look.

"I eat some of them, but you don't really want to eat and because there's so many toppings in one area, like black olives all-in-one area so you don't really want to eat them," said Groothuis.

And all of this art isn't about bringing in the dough.
   
These slices of art aren't for sale, trent's creations are just for fun.
   
"Just the fact that people are interested in it on Facebook and Instagram, so I kept doing it," said Groothuis.

And to bring some attention to his restaurant.
   
GHOP pizzas are made all from scratch, including the homemade sausage that Trent makes on site.
   
He says it important to bring great food to the town that he loves.

"We try to support the community and sponsor a bunch of Little League teams and girls softball and everything we can," said Groothuis.  "I think it's the best in the area, but people need to come and try it and see."

And when in doubt, just do what the pizza says --- watch the Olympics right here on NBC 2.

The Greathouse of Pizza is located on Route 49 in Casey.

They're open Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m.
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