Anyone who reads this blog knows that I'm absolutely crazy about the bacon cheeseburger pizza at Joe Momma's downtown.
Just about everyone I've described it to who hasn't been to Joe Momma's to try it themselves has cringed when I listed the ingredients: Lots of beef, tons of cheese, bacon, pickles, onions and mustard. We're talking a bacon cheeseburger taking on the pizza form. The geniuses at Joe Momma's has performed a perfect crossover. I'm wearing at least three 16-inch bacon cheeseburger pizzas on my thighs right now, and I don't even mind that much. In fact, I'm kinda proud.
The T-Town area boasts several great indie pizza places (Brother's Pizza, The Hideaway, Pie Hole, Umberto's and Savastano's come to mind), but only one is smack dab in the middle of the new restaurant row forming in the Blue Dome District, and only one hosts not only a trivia night every Thursday, but also a karaoke night every Tuesday. On a huge, elevated stage. It'll make you feel like a star, man, a star.
In fact, there's something hip and fun and exciting happening at Joe Momma's every single night of the week. Even on Sundays you can get 10 percent off your bill if you bring that morning's church bulletin along. Check the Joe Momma's Web page for a complete list of weekly events. While you're at it, sign up for the Joe Momma's newsletter. Not only is it packed with news from the hippest kids from the hippest part of town, it also usually features a 100-percent non-lame coupon. Last time it was for a free order of Mamma's Bread, which is enough cheese and bread to stop up two Israel Kamakawiwo Ole's for five and a half weeks, so it was a heckuva deal.
This week, I can do y'all one even better. I have a $25 gift certificate - handmade by Joe Momma's owner Blake Ewing himself - for one imaginative TDT reader.
Here's how to snag it: Impress me with your personal pizza creation. Tell me toppings, tell me sauce, tell me crust, tell me all. Wow me with your palate, yes, but also grab my attention with your creativity and zany mind. Come up with a pizza that doesn't force me to suppress my yawn reflex, and I'll hand over the Mamma's bucks.
I'll keep this contest running until Monday (June 29) night at 9 p.m.; enter as many times as you wish.
Bring it on, TDT readers, bring it on.