Project Pie, Eastwood

To pizza or not to pizza? That is not the question. Malamang.

Lately I’ve been feeling a special kind of hunger growing inside my belly as my Instagram feed is bombarded by pizza pies. And of course, where else would everyone be having pizza but at Project Pie. These days, Project Pies are popping out branch after branch, boasting about how they let their customers build their own pizza. Everyone’s been posting about it that I feel like Lina and I have been missing out on something really good.

We were just in Eastwood and I have just finished drooling over a fine Japanese Fountain Pen when we suddenly had no clue on what to have for lunch. We usually have somewhere in mind, but not that day. Enter Project Pie. Considering that we’ve been hearing a lot about it and that it’s pizza (do we need any other reason?), we went for it.

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The place looks so-so. I mean, signs with handwritten fonts, dangling old-looking bulbs, quotes on the wall –not really unique these days. It was lunch time on a weekday and we had the whole place to ourselves.

Instead of building our own pizza (which would not be wise in this case, as we are trying to judge their food), we went for the number 6, which had grilled chicken, red onions, cilantro, mozzarella, gorgonzola and BBQ sauce. We added bacon, because who wouldn’t? It was so good that the only complaint I could think of was that the serving was too small. Naturally, Lina and I finished it in around five minutes.

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For dessert we had the Banana Nutella. I had no idea what it was, all I know is that banana and Nutella were made for each other. When it came, it too was a pizza. With stains of Nutella on our mouths, we could barely speak. Dirty, dirty goodness.

Along with the food, I think one of the best things about Project Pie is the staff. They greet you with a smile and engage you in conversation. Kind of like baristas but for pizza.

Project Pie is a great place to have a great meal with friends, family or even alone. Next time we’ll make sure the get the joey special (two pizzas).

Miguel Gonzales

PROJECT PIE


Visit their facebook page: Project Pie PH
Open from 10am-11pm
Price Range: Php 200-300 per person, depending if you’ll share

The Backyard Reservoir, Malingap

Carbs on Carbs on MORE carbs is what I consumed today in my first ever bloggers event, from their starters to their main dishes. I found myself so full that I could not process anything after consuming so much food.

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Located in 33A Malingap st. The Zone compound? or whatever they really call this place. Is this restaurant named The Backyard Reservoir. According to its owners Tertius and Mic, they called their restaurant The Backyard reservoir because they used to be on the reserved side of the garden before the place was fully developed into the place it is now. Being friends for more than 10 years, it impressed me that they were both very hands on with the place and that they entertained us well. The mustache on their logo is their trademark, because as friends they used to draw mustaches on their faces and laugh together. Their original plan was to make a steakhouse however they were not permitted to do so and so they came up with this menu, more American inspired I believe.

Bacon Lettuce and Tomato,  Php 145

Bacon Lettuce and Tomato, Php 145

Tuna Melt, Php 135

Tuna Melt, Php 135

El Pago, Php 230

El Pago, Php 230

Pesto- Tuyo, Php 135

Pesto- Tuyo, Php 135

For such a small place, they really do know how to pack a crowd. Their place was the most filled among all the other 15 or so restaurants in the area. And no wonder, because they do serve good quality food for very reasonable prices. If I were to recommend something from their menu it would be first their El Pago pizza. This was my favorite on their menu, I have never tasted anything like it. And it was named after the chef who created it. The next would be their Pastrami sandwich, I loved that this dish was really packed with flavor. Also their Bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich.

The ambiance of the place reminds me of a beach feel where you could just talk, chill, eat and drink. They made it feel homey in a not so homey looking location. I also think that they were smart when it comes to setting the place up, because it could fit about 20-25 people. So the next time you’re at Malingap street and would love to try something. You could check out this place at Z’s.

The Backyard Reservoir
Open from: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Facebook: The Backyard

Budget per person: About Php 200-300 at most.

Steveston Pizza, Up Town Center

SONY DSC I’ve been wanting to try Steveston Pizza for a while now. I’ve heard a lot about its world famous Pizza which is originally from Canada, and is the winner of Best Pizza by the Richmond Review from 2008-2011. (http://www.clickthecity.com/food-drink/a/20530)

So this morning without much thought I went to try their Pizza with a friend of mine. We chose to order their “blue” pizza. This pizza was topped with rosemary smoked bacon, caramelized onions, mushrooms, baby spinach, and Stilton blue cheese mousse. It is said to be a best seller here. I think that anyone who loves blue cheese would enjoy this pizza with some hot sauce. For myself though, I would probably have liked to try something less salty. The pizza’s here range from Php 399-1299 and could be shared at least for about 3 to 4 people. For my friend and I though we were easily able to eat the 12′ inch pizza because we had not eaten that day. What was great about the pizza was the fact that it was not oily at all. I did not need to dab any oil out with a tissue or wipe my mouth after eating the pizza and the crust was very good. I would definitely recommend anyone to try the other flavors of their Pizzas. There are a lot more to chose from, and don’t forget to bring your friends with you!

Price range: Php 399-1299 per pizza ( usually good for sharing for about 3-4 people)

Located at: UP town center, First floor on the left side.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevestonPizza

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