Friday, January 15, 2010

Pizza Face

Pizza Face
By Laughter Riot and Gjet
Quarter sized.

The idea behind this zine is really great! Review every place in town (Portland) that sells pizza to discover which one is the best. I wish I lived somewhere that had this much cheap pizza (or other popular foodstuff) so that I could make one too!

The opening pages have the creators setting out what they’re looking for in a pizza: thin crust, fresh mozzarella, sauce that is just crushed tomatoes and spices. These people know what they are looking for in a pizza, whereas I am clearly an amateur in the field of pizza research.

There’re seventeen different pizza places examined in this zine. Each review rates the sauce, cheese, crust, atmosphere, cost, and cuteness of staff (genius!). Plus additional notes letting you know which place has the best vegan pizza, which ones sell beer, and who delivers until 4am (even if their pizza isn’t the best, you probably don’t care if it’s 3:30 in the morning and you’re ordering pizza).

I especially liked the review of the place that served “raw pizza”:
“Raw pizza is not pizza!! Period! Nothing to rate here because there was no sauce cheese or crust to judge in any sense of the word pizza. There were only veggies. And they were raw.” Fantastic.

My only complaint is that they didn’t include phone numbers for the places that deliver. How are you supposed to order one?!

Still, it’s definitely worth picking up if you live in Portland, even if just to find out which place puts alligator on their pizza.

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