Evolution Of Pizza – Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Good Or Bad? And Obscure Bozeman Pizzas
Upon first hearing of Pizza Hut bringing the hot dog stuffed crust pizza from some Asian countries and trying it in Europe I thought, "that's awesome!" It's something that's new that's pushing the envelope of what pizza is and what is OK in the pizza world. Looking around the interwebs, I found that most publications talking about the pizza like the L.A. Times, Times Union, and pretty much everyone else, share the same opinion of how disturbing it is. Like this is the straw that broke the camels back. I say, we're going to be just fine. Plus, here in Bozeman, we have tons of obscure pizza's that are delicious and don't involve a hot dog at all.
I understand that the foods we eat now are not the foods of our parents, or their parents. The millions of internet articles packed with facts about processed foods and their impact on our health, the multitude of documentaries on the food industry (just on Netflix) and the general knowledge that the majority of food available now is not good for you. It's like telling a smoker that cigarettes are harmful. We all know. But we also make our own decisions.
No, I don't think that a pizza with a crust stuffed with a hot dog is going to make my muscles ripple and abs pop. But come on, it's a pizza. With a hot dog stuffed in the crust! No it's not a menu item that folks should have everyday, but that's not what it's supposed to be is it? No. It's an indulgence. The teaching of indulgence as a something you deserve daily is to blame. Don't blame the hot dog. Blame yourself if you try it and feel guilty after. But, if you want to indulge, even though we don't have a hot dog stuffed pizza crust available in the US, yet. We are lucky in Bozeman to have a ton of joints that have made it their job to give us options in pizza beyond sausage and pepperoni.
Here are some examples (not chosen in any specific order or any specific reason) If your favorite isn't on here, put it in the comments below:
Rosa's Pizza "Courdon Bleu" - Alfredo Sauce, Canadian Bacon, Chicken Fajita, Bacon Bits, and extra cheese
Mackenzie River "Caribbean Chicken" - Jerk spiced chicken, sweet Caribbean sauce, pineapple, red peppers, fresh cilantro and mozzarella.
Tarantino's - "Red Hot Pizza" - Franks Red Hot Sauce & Blue Cheese Dressing, Mozzarella, White Cheddar, Onion, Green Peppers, Red Hot Chicken
Columbo's "Mediterranean" - broccoli, artichoke hearts, grilled chicken, fresh garlic, black olives, mushrooms, mozzarella
And so many more that I'm sure I don't even know about!
Before judging a product by it's ingredients, think about the ingredients in your life and find a balance of sauce to meat to crust and make your own decisions about whether to hold the onions.