Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cosmic Pizza

For Nik's turn a couple of weeks ago, he decided to go with a pizza place Kevin and I had not heard of - Cosmic Pizza. Cosmic Pizza not only has NY style pizza, but also St. Louis style pizza. What is St. Louis style pizza? It's a pizza with super thin crust, even thinner that NY style, which is apparently yeast-less. Nik got us a NY style Pepperoni pizza, a St. Louis style Sausage Pizza, and the Thai Chicken pizza.







Here's how the pizzas scored:

(1-5 scale, 1=worst, 5=best)

Appearance (overall): 3.83
Aroma (overall): 4.00
Taste (overall): 4.00
Crust - 4.50
Cheese - 3.25
Toppings - 4.00
Sauce - 4.00
Pepperoni Pizza (overall): 4.25
Specialty Pizza & Menu Options: 4.08
X-factor: 4.00

Cosmic Pizza's NY style crust was thin, thinner than I'm used to for NY style, and somehow the St. Louis style was even thinner than that. However, the two crusts had different textures, the St. Louis style resembling a cracker (maybe because of the lack of yeast?). Nik scored the crust a little higher because of the authenticity, not because he would want all crust to be St. Louis style. Kevin also noted that because the crust was so thin, the pizza cooled off really quickly once on the plate. Kevin really liked the edge crust of the NY style pizza. Nik thought that the pizza was a little salty, but in a good way. I liked the spiciness level of the pizzas.

As for the specific pizzas, Kevin and I both agreed that the Thai Chicken pizza was really spicy and had a LOT of meat on it (a little too much for my taste). I also thought that it was a little floppy/soggy, but had good flavor. It's a very interesting pizza, probably the most interesting one we've had so far (maybe a little too interesting for me, or maybe it was just that it had way too much meat). Their sausage is homemade and is delicious! The sausages looked a little funny on such a thin crust, but overall tasted really good. And Cosmic Pizza scored a little higher in the X-factor category for wearing the puffy white chefs hats (which Nik is sure the kid who worked there probably hates).

All in all, you should definitely try Cosmic Pizza for their authenticity and uniqueness!

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