Lazerpig Pizza Parlour, Collingwood
Much like the iconography of a flying pig shooting lasers, Lazerpig on Peel Street is awesome, cool and mostly memorable. There isn’t many pizzerias around this way of town and certainly none that have a distinct half dining area half bar area. This place is quite big on music with occasional DJs which isn’t quite my scene since I like my only sounds being primarily eating-based.
On this Sunday night it was low key and we started off things with the salad of brussels sprouts, snow peas, almonds, honey and bacon. It was an excellent combo for the sprouts and a kind reminder they’re just baby cabbages needing attention.
Pizza. Of course that’s why we’re here. Brussels sprouts, lol. We shared one token slice of each others and mine was the Ronny J, consisting of a peperonata base, pork & fennel sausage, fior di latte, roast jalapenos, honey and parmigiano. Joey’s choice was the delicate Violent Femme that was an eggplant base with ricotta, fior di latte, asparagus, pangrattato, flowers and honey.
They sure love their sugar in their dishes here. Well, so did we. We enjoyed the modern twists of the pizzas and the pies were an interesting and original blend of flavours. My qualms were that the crust was overly black and I did have a bit of a salty mouth afterwards. Though I’m usually quite a salty person anyway. Service was bit of a letdown (had to make a scene to get any attention) but I’d be keen on the food from Lazerpig again.