Embracing Gluttony with an Extra Large "Big Meat" at Serious Pizza

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Catherine Downes
In a city bulging at the seams with gluttonous plates of nachos, barbecue, hamburgers and fried chicken, it's hard to nail down the highlight reel. The options are bold and plentiful. Few, however, have the girth of an extra large "Big Meat" from Serious Pizza in Deep Ellum. It's a scene. Many stop and look, but few are brave enough to partake.

Take-out is particularly tricky. The pie is 30-inches in diameter, and once put in a box, it doesn't fit through most standard doorframes. So, you need to tilt it a wee bit, but not so much that the pizza slides inside the box. The same goes for getting it in and out of a car. Renting a hatchback or flatbed is suggested. Or the back of a minivan with the seats down. Good thing minivans are what all the cool kids drive in Deep Ellum.

Mike and Danny at Serious Pizza broke it down for me. The standard extra large Big Meat has 3 pounds of dough, 20 ounces sauce, 2 pounds of mozzarella and 2 pounds of meat, which includes pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, meatballs and bacon.

OK, we're rounding here. There's about 1,100 calories per pound of pizza dough, most of that coming from the flour (2 cups used in a recipe that yields one pound). Is this too mathy? We're going with 3,300 calories for the dough.

There are about 250 calories in 20 ounces of pizza sauce.

Two pounds of mozzarella has more than 2,700 calories.

For the meat: half a pound of pepperoni has about 1,000 calories; half a pound of Italian sausage equals 800 calories; the ham has 370 calories; 480 calories in half a pound of meatballs and, finally, for the love of pork, 600 calories in just 4 ounces of bacon. Doh! It was fine until the bacon. That damn bacon will do you in every time.

Fuzzy Math = 9,500 calories.

That's almost five days worth of calories for a grown human adult on this here planet Earth.

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2807 Elm St., Dallas, TX

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15 comments
Tuna
Tuna

To me their pizza is built around the gimmick like this. Sure, it's better than Pizza Hut, but I don't understand the almost-cult following of this establishment.

markzero
markzero

That's ~4.9 square feet of pizza. Wow. Wonder if they'd square-cut it, too, for easier delivery to my pie-hole? Long slender slices that sag in the middle fail.

J_A_
J_A_

Their pizza is seriously huge. A slice is twice as big as your face. Yummy!

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

A wonderful Pizza Margherita, with its thin crust, fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella, and olive oil, baked in a wood-burning oven, is so far superior to those horrible messes upon which mountains of greasy meat and tons of cheese have been dumped.

Mervis
Mervis

I could eat that pizza in two days, Chuck.

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

 @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Thank you! You've just described my favorite pizza at Cane Rosso. The "Regina Margherita". Although, I do like to add a little hot sopressata to mine.

todd
todd

 @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Eh, when I go vegan I prefer basil, sun dried tomatoes, fresh garlic, and mushrooms.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

 @monstruss And are we to count on you to regale us with more brilliant critique of readers' comments?

monstruss
monstruss

 @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz  @Mervis the quality of comments on Dallas Observer has drastically declined since moving to this new commenting system. Thank you for contributing to that trend.

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