Monday, October 31, 2016

Day 29, 2016: Big Lou's Pizza (San Antonio, TX)



DAY 29: OCTOBER 29th, 2016

LOCATION: Big Lou's Pizza (2048 S WW White Rd, San Antonio, TX 78222)

GUEST(S): Robin Rothman

ORDER: 3 slices of Barbecue Brisket

Texas-sized pizza. If ever you doubt that “everything is bigger in Texas” look no further than San Antonio’s Big Lou’s Pizza whose menu includes a 42" pizza generously adorned with 27 pounds of toppings. It is large enough to feed fifteen hungry adults. Due to its gigantic proportions it is only offered as a dine-in option as it is simply too large to leave the building. If you must take your order “to go,” opt for the 37" size which only requires a slight tilt to exit the kitchen. As you might expect, Big Lou’s pizzeria is HUGE - outfitted with multiple wide open dining spaces including a sports bar, several back rooms and a patio all perfectly suited for kids' birthdays or post-Little League celebrations. The unique oven needs that come with offering such comically large products results in an unconventional order-before-you-are-seated scenario, but this adds to its family-friendly atmosphere. While there are mere mortal size pizzas and a full menu of sandwich and pasta offerings, it’s the 42" behemoth that put Big Lou’s on the map - but he didn't stop there. Given proper advance notice, your private party can order a 62” pie. The crust is thick and chewy so expect leftovers - especially if your slice is over two feet long! I recommend the barbecue brisket if your kids let you.

Order counter

37" pie fresh out of the oven

37" pie on a table


12" Barbecue Brisket

Slice of Barbecue Brisket

Day 29

Underside of slice

Robin on the Riverwalk

1. Robin Rothman and I went to the San Antonio Riverwalk after lunch. It's awesome and beautiful and full of life.  It was the Saturday of Halloween so there were a bunch of folks in costume too.

Robin, Sean

Alamo at night

2. We also visited the Alamo during the day and again at night.  We learned a lot about the massacre that took place there in 1836. If you're curious, ask me a question about it. I think I know everything from Santa Anna's initial assault until his eventual defeat at the battle of San Jacinto.

3. We had leftovers and weren't allowed to bring them into the Alamo (no outside food or drink). Robin snapped a photo before we tossed out the box with the pun "Pizza Pie Alamo'd" on her instagram account.


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10.5/18 = .583 x 5 = 2.91

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