It has been a while since I have last updated you all on the Pizza Quest. For this, I apologize; I know you must be waiting on these reports with bated breath. Fear not, however! I have been continuing to try different pizza places, and have merely been slack in making these posts. I’ll shall try to clear the backlog and be more on the ball moving forward.
Much of the past few months has involve repeat tastings of our previously discussed pizza places, to assess reliability, but a couple of new ones have slipped in. This post looks at the first of those: Big Bite Pizza, in Churchill Square.
Once upon a time some years ago, Big Bite had been our go-to pizza place. They may have been supplanted when something decent opened closer to us, as I have no recollection of why we stopped going there. And let me tell you this: their name is no lie. Their pizzas are big and incredibly filling.
It is all thanks to the dough. Big Bite has the thickest crust by far of any of the places I’ve tried so far in the Pizza Quest. A large from them is both larger in diameter than most other places and at least half-again as thick, making it quite filling. They’re also reasonably generous with their toppings. The thick crust gives it strong structural integrity—I don’t recall any instances of floppy slices. It also reheats well, and is delicious both fresh and reheated.
There are a few major drawbacks, however. One is the kind of bacon they use as a topping—it is not the crispy kind I prefer. Also, the ratio of dough-to-toppings is ultimately not quite what I’m looking for in the perfect pizza, as the crust tends to dominate. Lastly, they are a little far away, and so the pizza cools off a little more than I care for while getting it home. (The first slices are fine, but round two is often room-temperature.)
I have had Big Bite a few times, and it rates well for consistency. While it doesn’t approach some of my desired qualities, it is a damn good pizza, and one that has potential to become a go-to pizza place.