Monday, November 30, 2009

Travels with Brownie: Pizza in South Dakota

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I never expected that I would find wood fired pizza outside of Rapid City, South Dakota. And I never expected that I would discover the Slicemeister's batphone in my hotel room...

A few weeks back my travels took me out to the Black Hills of South Dakota where my gracious hosts treated me to a pizza dinner at Stonewalls. I was surprised that the pizza was made in a wood fired oven.

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I chose the Pizza Marinara which was topped with anchovies, capers and kalamata olives. It had a nice mix of flavors though if I had thought it through in advance I would have realized that with anchovies, capers and olives it was going to be a total sodium bomb. While the crust was a bit thicker than I would have liked, the pizza was much better than anything I was expecting. Another quick glance at the menu revealed that I had ordered all wrong...under the additional veggie toppings I spied sauerkraut.

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Sauerkraut?! Seriously, sauerkraut on a pizza? I mean maybe if it were a Reuben pizza.

The pizza theme didn't end with dinner. As I checked into my room at the local Best Western I glanced down at the courtesy phone in my room and noticed amidst the emergency numbers and instructions for making long distance calls was a code for ordering pizza. In case of emergency dial 226 for pizza. Now if only that phone was connected to Di Fara's...

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