Free pizza delivery via small plane in remote Alaska

A new pizzeria in Nome, Alaska delivers its wares to the remote town and the even more remote settlements around it in a small plane:

"Before we were opened, Nome had to be the last town in America that didn't have pizza delivery," said Matt Tomter, Airport Pizza manager. "So we didn't come up with anything new. We just applied the same concept to Nome…"

It took eight buddies and a forklift to haul the 3,500-pound oven to Frontier's lot at the Nome airport. Tomter's wife, JeriAnn, rented a building there and came up with the money needed to open the restaurant…

Just before Christmas, 50 pizzas were flown to Savoonga, about 160 miles west of Nome on the northern coast of St. Lawrence Island. Mayor Jane Kava said the city ordered them as gifts for families.

The order: Twenty-five Hawaiians, with Canadian bacon, pineapple, mozzarella and marinara; and 25 chicken ranch, with chicken, bacon, red onion, tomato, mozzarella, cheddar and country ranch sauce.


(Thanks, Robert!)