Monday, July 4, 2016

Viiza: Pizza Cones

If you live anywhere in the lower parts of Brooklyn, cough, 8th ave, cough, then you might have heard about this new place around called Viiza, a store that specializes in pizza cones. I was surprised to see an innovative place like this pop up on 8th Avenue.

Grilled Shrimp Cone

Another thing that shocked me was the line that went out the door in the afternoons. To be fair, the store itself is very small as there is no seating inside. I'm guessing people are reeled in by their drinks...

Strawberry Lemon Green Tea

... in light bulb bottles?!? Heck yeah, everyone wants one of those. It is completely rational to stand in line for a drink that comes in a light bulb bottle.

I should note that it takes a while for the cones to be made, even when it's late at night and you're the only one there. So, those long afternoon lines in the blistering hot sun can get pretty dreadful.

Sauteed Beef Fillet Cone

Now let's talk about the pizza cones themselves. So far I've tried the Grilled Shrimp and the Grilled Chicken (on separate days) and both were very cheesy and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that since I am a cheese addict. The amount of filling was decent; I got a chicken in almost every bite in the Grilled Chicken cone but I'm not sure I can say the same for the Grilled Shrimp cone.

 The cones, although small, were filling for me (probably because I have a smaller stomach that tends to get hungry easily). If you're someone with a bigger stomach, this would be a good snack, but definitely not a full meal. I would recommend looking for real slices of pizza for lunch.

Grilled Chicken Cone

And the drink I got with my bottle? I mean, the drink itself was alright, nothing spectacular. The Strawberry Lemon Green Tea wasn't overly sweet; I liked the strawberries at the bottom. I could tell that they had been sitting in a sugar-water mixture since they were sweet and kinda soggy, but I actually liked the little extra sweetness it gave.

So, I will be finding myself coming back for the novelty and also because I'm in the area all the time anyway. I still have yet to try the Peking Duck cone and am considering trying the Chocolate Banana in the waffle cone.

Have you tried a pizza cone from here yet? If not, which flavor would you want to try? Let me know what you think!

Happy eating!!

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