Blaze Pizza

Blaze Pizza makes pizzas to order, from crust and sauce to toppings and cheese. Seen are an artichoke pizza with gluten-free crust and vegan cheese, left, and a spinach and artichoke pizza with Blaze's classic crust and mozzarella cheese.

MYCHEL MATTHEWS, TIMES-NEWS

I haven’t eaten meat in 45 years, but I’m not a vegan — I’ve been known to eat a veggie omelette with cheese now and then.

And though I occasionally toy with the idea of giving up dairy, the thought of never again eating cheese pizza was a deal breaker for me.

But a new pizza parlor in Twin Falls has me rethinking that decision.

Blaze Pizza, which opened in December, is a very different pizza restaurant. Customers stand in line and watch as their orders are cut from of a giant glob of dough, slathered with a sauce of their liking, topped with their choice of meats, veggies and cheese, then baked in a flaming oven.

On Saturday, my sister Lisa and I found ourselves staring at Blaze’s massive menu. Lisa, a recent convert to vegetarianism, ordered an artichoke and spinach pizza. I went a step further and ordered an artichoke pizza with vegan “cheese” on a gluten-free crust. Not sure how the vegan cheese would taste, I jazzed it up with a garlic pesto sauce.

It was good. Really good.

And really fast.

If you don’t want to hold up the line of customers when ordering, check out Blaze Pizza’s menu online at https://order.blazepizza.com/menu/blaze-pizza-twin-falls-id-fillmore-st before going in. You can also order online to have your pizza waiting for you. There’s even an app for that.

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Most of Blaze’s 11-inch individual pizzas are $7.85 for its classic crust. The gluten-free and high-rise crusts are an additional $2. Choose from any of Blaze’s nine signature pizza’s — from its Green Stripe pizza (pesto drizzle over grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, chopped garlic, mozzarella and arugula) to its White Top pizza (white cream sauce with mozzarella, applewood bacon, chopped garlic, oregano and arugula) — or build your own from a variety of sauces, cheeses and toppings.

Blaze also serves salads and desserts.

Blaze is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 1925 Fillmore St. in Twin Falls.

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