So this is what’s up: I moved back to Edmonton.
To celebrate this cross country move and to pay homage to the 6 times that I moved within the city of Toronto in the past 2 years, I present to you two things: a) the return of Slice of Life and 2) the moving post.
Pizza and beers is basically the standard price for any move where your movers are your friends. This week, I was a part of two moves out of the same house in Millwoods (Silverberry, in fact). They initially offered to order Chinese food, but they changed their tune once the consensus was reached that that’s not the way moves work.
At first, I agreed to do only one load, but eventually found the whole process to be so invigorating that I stayed to the bitter end. But not riiiiight to the bitter end: I had to leave before the pizza and beers arrived. To make up for it, I picked up a solo pie and a couple of beers on the way home.
Silverberry is great. Lots women in saris taking strolls around man-made lakes, elderly Punjabi gentlemen on mountain bikes looking cooler than I will ever be, and new families out walking, playing and biking. I always had suspicions that areas like Millwoods are less community oriented because of their spread-out cookiecutter houses but I think this trip put me in my place. Maybe Silverberry is the place for me
Given the neighbourhood, it seemed only right that the pizza I ordered be a combination of Millcreek Pizza‘s signatures: half Tandoori, half Paneer.
Neither of Millcreek’s two locations are anywhere near Edmonton’s Millcreek neighbourhood (although, to be fair the Millwoods location is near the Millcreek Ravine), but they make a mean pizza. The Paneer pizza is made with Butter Chicken sauce, which is great, and the Tandoori chicken pizza is also wicked. There are too many filler-veggies for my taste, but it’s not off-putting. One thing that these places doing funky things with butter chicken should consider doing is dousing whatever they’re making with butter chicken sauce after the cooking process has dried it all up. Just a thought.
And finally a tip for customers: when the lovelies at MCP ask if you want ginger and cilantro, say yes. I don’t care if you don’t like cilantro. Grow up.
Salute to my friends with new homes and salute to good pizza!
Stay tuned while we see how long this things lasts….