Scott Hodge


Pickles……….on Pizza?

Apr 3, 2008

Ok, so Des Moines is known for pork tenderloin sandwiches and……..Bacon Cheeseburger pizza? 

Hmmm…  Check this out:


Ground beef, onions, instead of red pizza sauce – a mix of ketchup and mustard (no lie!), cheese, bacon (somewhere on there…), and then get this……………topped with PICKLE slices! 

Believe it or not it was pretty good!  But only for a couple of slices…  I was done after that.  Too salty and mustard-y. 

Next time I’ll have to try the spam and asparagus pizza. 

Or maybe the lemon pepper chicken.

Or perhaps the chili-dog. 

For real.  They have all of those.

Big Tomato Pizza Company
Des Moines, Iowa

6 Responses to “Pickles……….on Pizza?”

  1. When were you in Des Moines? I live on the South Side. I’ve lived there for almost 10 years now. I am currently in Oklahoma City at the MinstryTECH Conference. Believe it or not, I’ve never been to the Big Tomato Pizza Company.

  2. Scott,
    Cheeseburger pizza is one of the most awesomely-aweful ideas ever. It sounds terrible, but when done correctly (without the ketchup & mustard…and with pizza sauce) it is a small slice O’ heaven on earth! There’s a pizza joint here in Peoria that gets it right (Firehouse Pizza)…man it’s great stuff.
    Enjoy OKC.

  3. Doug says:

    And you titled the donut pictured Sin?!!!!!!!

  4. Dan Smith says:

    I found your blog via my boss’ blog Alex Alexander. I work at Lake Hills Church with him in Austin, TX. I was reading your blog this morning and was brought back to a great surprise. Big Tomato Pizza! Did you have to stand in line for a long time? I grew up in Iowa and lived a few years in Des Moines. I remember going with friends late at night and standing in line forever in usually cole, wet, rainy, or snowy weather just to get a slice. Oh, that brings back memories. There is also a Deli just down the road (Manhattan Deli), from Big Tomato. It is great. If you get back to Des Moines, check it out. I dare you to order the Hot Vitos sandwich!. Take care. I am definitely going to read more. Thanks.

  5. Gary says:

    GREAT memory! I pastored in Iowa for 4 years and YES Cheeseburger pizza is the bomb! I had never heard of it before Iowa and haven’t seen it since we left. GREAT stuff.

  6. Aakash says:

    Looks delish!!
    The thing is, I know that Subway (unless they’ve stopped this program, like I recently found Panera [at least the one I went to] stopped their pizzas) started selling pizzas… But I found, when I ordered one, before a flight at our airport, that they are sub sandwich-type pizzas. (Pizzas, made with Subway-type toppings and condiments.)
    That is one thing that came to mind, when I saw this entry, the other night/morning.
    I think I’m going to order a pizza right now.

Leave a Reply

  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Vimeo
  • Flickr



Top Posts