Four years ago, in my second year away at university, I lived with 5 other girls. It was a crappy little rental house with drafty windows, tilted floors, and a bathroom roof that eventually collapsed.
But living in that house was one of the best years of my life. Filled with dancing, staying out til 3 am, midnight pizzas, long chats, matching American Apparel dresses, gross vodka and tea conconctions, and the song “Colt 45”, it was a year of non-stop fun. But we haven’t all hung out together in years, so we decided it was time for a reunion!
This past Monday Marcy, Jill, Steph and I got together in Toronto for a toned down version of our former nights out. We ended up on the Danforth, where we stumbled upon Pizzeria Libretto, which I’ve heard good things about. Everyone was in the mood for pizza, so we decided to stop there for dinner.
We split 3 pizzas between the four of us:
Libretto Margherita (with buffalo mozzarella, crushed tomatoes, basil and grana padano): This was good, but probably my least favourite. The crust was pretty soggy and I found the crushed tomatoes to be really overpowering. It was still good though!
Housemade Sausage (with caramelized onion, mozzarella, and chili oil): This one was my favourite! It was simple, but the housemade sausage was delicious.
Cremini Mushroom (with buffalo mozzarella, gorgonzola, roasted garlic, rosemary, thyme, and pecorino): I really liked this one too – mushrooms and cheese is such a good combination!
We demolished them all and were so stuffed, but we somehow found room for Menchie’s afterward. It’s impossible to deny a fro yo craving when it happens, right? So I made myself this mixture of chocolate, red velvet cupcake, and vanilla fro yo with chocolate chips, toasted coconut, mini marshmallows, sprinkles and strawberries. The red velvet cupcake flavour was the best!
The rest of the night was a whirlwind of walking around Toronto, navigating the subway, hula hooping (don’t ask), and playing a round of pool at Madison Avenue Pub. A lot has changed since our time in that house 4 years ago, but at least our fun times together haven’t changed!
Have you ever lived with roommates? What was your best roommate experience?
Favourite kind of pizza?