Darla was a pizza I ate before
I’ve known her, I guess, five years or so
Saw Darla on Yellow Cab’s menu one day
And this is what she had to say
Karlo, it appears you’ve forgotten me
You’ve moved on to other things as I can see
Been waiting for the day that I’d see you (er, again)
‘Thought we had love forever true
Then I asked for her once more
Up at the outlet on Ayala’s third floor
She arrived a hot mess all cut up in strips
Then I told Darla what I had to say
Darla, Darla please don’t cry
You’ll forget me by and by
It’s been a while, I’ve met someone new
Here she is, I’ll introduce her to you
The PussyKat sat with her feline smile
Darla displayed her thin crust wide
Pepperoni, olives and veggies on for the ride
Arugula and alfalfa on the side
I piled the greens on the crust
A chili oil and hot sauce splash was a must
Rolled the strip slice like sushi
And bit into that distant memory
Darla, Darla you haven’t changed
Crisp to the bite and never plain
How my tongue rejoiced at the herby taste
And…and…and at this point I’ve run out of rhyme… Damnit!
Dear Darla is Yellow Cab’s offering for the carb/calorie counting, health-conscious crowd with its thin crust and fresh veg topping feature. Named after the movie The Little Rascals’ famous scene where the male lead, Alfalfa, dictates a love/hate letter starting out with “Dear Darla”, this pizza is cut into strips instead of the standard wedges. Alfalfa sprouts, the only obvious connection to the movie, is spread out on top with arugula, drizzled with condiments to taste and rolled up. Tomato sauce, cheese, olives, onions and pepperoni keep it well within the definition of pizza to keep a hold on the reg pizza-loving crowd. Launched to some fanfare a few years ago, this offering is worth a revisit.
As usual I’ve taken liberties with the familiar and bastardized the classic Don’t Cry Joni to serve my purpose.
Yellow Cab is located at Ayala Center Cebu, Banilad Town Center and Cebu IT Park.