I kept an eye on Dunedin ‘Grab one’ while we were planning a trip, and I grabbed an offer of a 20″ pizza for $25, reduced from $45. It was at Biggies, just a couple of blocks from our hotel, and Stephen loves pizza. We went in to book, and found we couldn’t. During the day this same establishment becomes The Eatery Café. A sophisticated till system means they can share the same bar stock and know exactly who’s sold what and when, so they remain two completely separate businesses. It makes sense to ensure the premises are used day and night.
The Eatery doesn’t take Biggies’ bookings, but we booked by phone and duly arrived at 7pm. It was a pleasant evening and we hoped to sit outside at a pavement table but the waitress explained that those tables aren’t stable enough to hold the stand for the giant pizza. We therefore chose an inside table.
Our choice from an extensive pizza range was Pavarotti, with mushroom, capsicum, and pepperoni. This duly arrived and looked huge.
Freshly cooked on a thin base it was delicious but daunting, and we managed to eat only three-quarters. I rejected most of the pepperoni, relishing the capsicum and mushrooms. The waitress offered to put the remainder in a box for us which we declined as we had nowhere to store it. I hope it went to some deserving animals.
Biggies was buzzing and popular. I think the 20″ pizzas might be more suitable for a group of hungry students.
“To serve such pizza on a table
this needs to be extremely stable.”