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Penguin Pizza - very disappointing


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Penguin Pizza - very disappointing

snork maiden | Nov 19, 2004 12:31 PM

I decided to check out the newly opened Penguin Pizza (formerly Pig's Pizza, in a new location)in Brigham Circle. We settled on The Pig’s Pizza: bacon, ham, meatball, braised pork shoulder, sausage, potato, hot cherry peppers, caramelized onions and cabbage. Sounded delicious and both my dining partner and I were in the mood for something with large hunks of meat. Instead we got a pie covered with hot peppers, shriveled white flakes of something (this was cabbage) and small cubes of ham. On tasting and closer inspection we were able to locate small brown lumps that turned out to be meatballs, and stingy bits of flesh that were the pulled shoulder. The pie was completely soggy in the middle and unable to hold any topping when picked up, the sauce virtually non-existent, and the cheese presence scant. The cherry peppers completely overwhelmed all the other flavors, making the pizza taste like bitter/sour bread. My companion had one slice and called it quits despite being very hungry. The best part of the pie was the edge of the crust not covered by anything. Crispy and tasty dough. The service was extremely slow, and our order was screwed up despite the fact that we didn't order something off the menu. Overall, a very negative experience. Judging by the crust, the plain cheese pizza might be better, but I wouldn't go back to test this theory.


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