C notified me that there is a new pizza place in down that’s right on Main Street! I call Main Street “My Hood” since I do live by that area. Since I was still full to the brim from my lunch date at Eat Chicken Wraps, C decided we should just go for something “light” like pizza… (C: I saw some pretty good review on Yelp, so I figure we should check it out. It was a pizza kind of night as well!)
If you don’t know it is there, you can easily drive right by! It is quite nice it has patio seating outside but too bad it started to pour. (C: It was pretty hard to find while driving. The name is only on the window, so if the lighting is bad, you can totally drive right by! Walking by it though, it’ll catch your eye. It’s got a super hipster exterior (the patio fencing is made of pipes and the chairs/tables are industrial style!) and plenty of people walk in and out.)
The restaurant has minimal decor. You walk in and right up to the cashier. Along the store, you see the staff making and baking fresh pizzas! The seating is also quite minimal. When we walked in at 6:45 or so, the place was packed and all the patrons were waiting for their pizzas. (C: minimal is clearly Don’t Argue’s theme!)
Oh and at the back of the store, there is a rare jukebox playing oldies but goodies songs! This place is definitely for the hipsters, however, we did see a blend of people dining in here. You have the couples, families with small children while adult drinking wine, hipsters and group of friends gathering.
The menu is piled onto a stack by the cashier. We were a bit confused walking in. We just saw whole pizzas and didn’t see any menu hung on the wall or anything. It was just so busy we lined up for the cashier, only then we saw the menu.
I was a bit shocked to see there wasn’t any pizza by the slice! It is quite pricy for a single pizza as well! I was immediate dismayed…When the pizzeria was more quiet that I was able to ask the staff if they serve pizza by the slice, which they do but not at busy hours. Unfortunately, another rush of people came in and I didn’t find out how much is it for a slice of pizza. (C: we needed more than just a couple of slices anyways, so no biggie. The only drawback was that we couldn’t try out different pizza flavours)
I think we definitely visited during peak hours. There were 4 guys making pizza with 1 cashier and 2 girls cleaning up and bringing pizzas to the tables. (C: all the tables were seated, and the bar only had one empty seat. Yep, definitely peak hour!)
At least you know your pizza is made to order! It just took a ridiculously long time to get our orders though! We had ours packed To-go since there weren’t any seating space available for us to dine in. (C they make the pizzas in their open kitchen area. I noticed that they don’t have one of those authentic pizza ovens. I think if they got one of those in there, their pizzas would be out of this world)
C ordered the Potato Mash (C: it was recommended to us by the waitress!). I believe it took a good 45 min before we have our pizza! By this time, I was starting to be a bit hungry too. We couldn’t wait till we go home so we each had a slice there and then. (C: Yea it took a long time for the pizza. Make sure you’re not dying of hunger before visiting at peak hours). The toppings, which were mashed potato, mascapone, braised kale, roast garlic and red onion, were something unusual. The sauce is bechamel, a French white sauce made with a roux of butter and flour cooked in milk.
The pizza is quite tasty! I never thought mashed potato could be used as pizza topping! Well, in general, the toppings texture is mushy. (C: It’s like a super tender mashed potato on top of the pizza!) Mashed potato and roast garlic are both of the same texture but you can really taste the subtle garlic flavor (C: The garlic was a fantastic touch. There were little pieces of roasted garlic, and it was just heavenly!). The kale are mildly braise I believe as it still had a bit of crunch to them. (C: The kale was alright. It was crispy but so light that it was just falling off. The real star of this pizza was the mascapone – it worked so well with the potato mash that I couldn’t stop eating! I wanted to eat the rest of the pizza but Q was planning to pack it for lunch…). The dough….was powdery and chewy? I think I prefer the crust from Trilussa over this.
Overall, I think I need to come back to give this place another try when they are less busy to taste their other slices pizza. I think this place is quite expensive over considering a 12″ is $15 before tax. (C: They’re pretty pricey, but I guess their ingredients are pretty good and there’s the hipster premium. It’s a really nice chill place though – they serve wine, beer on tap, and some great tunes. I see this as a pretty nice place for a variety of things, ranging from date night to a lunch catchup. In a lot of ways, it reminds me of some of the local food shops I would find in London. Sit around, enjoy some pizza and wine! Definitely worth checking out!).