Pizza Project : Sparky’s
3926 Gordon Rd, Regina SK, S4S 6W2
April 14th/2015 – Dining in
Order: Large half Spinach & Feta, half All-Dressed
Slices consumed: 7
Soggy crust: 0
When I worked at the bakery, I heard (and seen) many things happen as a result of Sparky’s and their late night dwellers. For those who may not know, bakery work usually starts at ungodly times in the night, and my particular shift started at either 4 or 2:30 am. Yeah, AM. When people were leaving the bar, I was trotting into work.
One of the perks of having to work so early was that I lived in very close proximity. My first apartment ever was a walk across the parking lot from Sparky’s. Ideal for late night pizza noms.
I have heard that their Spinach and Feta pizza was superb, and that is usually what I ordered when the craving hit me. If you’ve gathered anything from my Pizza Project posts so far, it’s that I hate soggy crust. Well, sorry Sparky’s, your pizza was always soggy. To the point where I would pop it into my own oven in my apartment to keep it from sopping all over the place.
From there, I didn’t care much for their pizza, and always ragged on it with my bakery buds. (Not to mention the countless drunkies peeing in the bushes, yelling at each other and doing the dirty in their truck. Yes, that has happened. And I’m not the only witness. #awkward)
But, as being part of this pizza project, I had to eat there again. Andy was super stoked on Sparky’s (I don’t know, a man thing I guess) and I demanded that we eat inside the restaurant as opposed to ordering out. We gathered ourselves up, hopping into Andy’s family sized boat car and sailed on to the south end.
We were pretty well the only people in the bar, minus the few guests plunking quarters into the VLTs or young’ns playing fooseball. I put dibbs on the spinach and feta, and Andy went for the motherlode of pizza: the all-dressed. We were both getting sick of having leftover pizza, so we opted for the half and half.
I dove for the Spinach & Feta first, and the first thing that hit me was the crispy cheese. Super awesome. And the crust was crispy! Score. We both agreed that eating in is the way to go, even if all that’s playing on the TVs are sports and you’re not really into sports.
“As far as this pizza project goes, so far this is my favourite. There’s like an inch thick layer of meat on here.” Andy devoured the All-Dressed pizza, he definitely digs it.
“The sauce is like, BBQ-ey and not too sweet. There’s far too much meat on this pizza for me, I feel like I’m eating a sandwich. I’m for sure a thin pizza gal.”
As we munched, Andy said a pretty remarkable thing, that I’m sure altered the Universe in some way. “I think this is my next Trifon’s.”
Say whaaaaat? Go Sparky’s!
All in all, Sparky’s redeemed themselves. The pizza was good, it was affordable and it was hot. Plus the crust on my spin&fet stayed crisp. The All-Dressed started to get soppy, because there was so much meat going on, it oozed all over the place. “Maybe there is too much meat on this pizza. Naaaaaahhhh.”