Truly Bigger Than Your Head
I always love when people describe a food as being "bigger than your head." For some reason I've heard it most often in regard to burritos, though I've never seen anyone with a burrito-shaped head. Anyway, I've long described Koronet as being "bigger than your head," and as it turns out, it's totally true. Here's a mirror shot of me with my slice. What you can't see is that my nose is actually touching the crust. These things are GINORMOUS, people.
And the Stretch
Koronet pizzaman Sam shows us how it's done, taking a pie from dough canister to the peel.
Pre- and Post-Oven
In the audio clip I posted in the main part of this entry, Koronet co-owner Peter Manikis talks about how much work it is making these giant pies. Watching Sam make jumbo after jumbo, it really looked like a workout. And check this out, see the photo in the lower left-hand corner? That's a rack of finished pies. They absolutely crank out the pizza here. Which is one reason why they're pretty damn fast about dispensing with a line, even when, at lunch, it's out the door.
Gobs of Everything
Look at how big that stretched dough is! And there are like 2 ladlefuls of sauce on the pizza. As Nick Manikis says, "There's four times the cheese on this as would be on a regular-size pizza."