The Big Hoss and Cheesebread
Looking for a good pizza in this town can be a challenging not due to the scarcity of the product, but the overwhelming abundance of the needlessness of more pizza establishments. Ok that sentence was too much even for me. Basically if you want a pizza in Knoxville, close your eyes and point to the list. Who can choose? This particular night I wanted pizza, and I happened upon a small event happening at the Pizza Hoss. My good friend Mike Snodgrass was going to be playing music there and I thought I would take the opportunity to review this establishment. (You can find Mike at www.mikesnodgrassmusic.com)
I received the directions and headed that way. As I drove, I noticed I was getting further away from businesses and closer to the middle of nowhere it seemed. My GPS stated that I was there. Where was I? I didn't see any businesses. Finally I was able to locate the establishment. Could I really be in the right place? The building had black out windows and, with a small amount of cars, looked to be all but closed. I sat in my vehicle, pondering whether to go in or just go home. I decided to take the chance.
I walked and was greeted with a waitress that was surprisingly pleasant. I took my seat and of course the music was going in the background. I ordered my drink, which was a Hi-C fruit punch. The waitress was so puzzled that an adult would order such a drink but you can read all about that in my article, "Why Adults are Afraid of the Fruit Punch." I finally had my order taken. I decided to go with an order of cheese sticks and The Big Hoss.
What is The Big Hoss? It turned out to be only the meatiest pizza I had ever laid eyes on. When the food came, it was hard to see it because the atmosphere is very dark. However I knew what I was dealing with as soon as I took the first bite. The pizza was loaded with pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, and bacon. I tasted each component with every bite. If I had a complaint about the pizza is that it was lacking in cheese and the bread wasn't the best I had ever had. The real star of this meal, however, was the cheese sticks. I don't know how much cheese they used on that bread, but it was nothing short of amazing. You simply must go get them.
To sum it all up, I can say after a rocky and unsure start, I had a pretty good time. I would recommend you give Pizza Hoss a try. That being said, I will give you the full and honest opinion of The Picky Fork. For an uninviting location, friendly waitress, and a mediocre dough, I have to give this restaurant a picky
3.7 out of 5.