Going to Cosmos and not getting pizza is something like going to the Louvre and not looking at the “Mona Lisa.” This Old Town joint is slinging the most delicious and inventive pies in the Greater Lansing area.
Just like I shouldn’t have to tell you to check out the “Mona Lisa” next time you’re in Paris, I shouldn’t have to tell you to check out Cosmos’ pizzas. (If you want my recommendation, though, check out the rock shrimp version.) But I will use this space to direct you to a small but mighty entry on the menu.
Under the “Shareables” heading, you will find the Cosmic Devils ($6). These are deviled eggs, but this isn’t church potluck fare. These halved hard-boiled eggs are filled with a flavorful mustard mixture and topped with pickled onions and candied bacon. The candied bacon is the perfect salty/sweet complement to the mustard filling, and the pickled onion gives it just a little kick. It’s a crazy taste journey in one bite. (And I definitely recommend putting them down in one bite. I tried to make it a two-biter and everything fell apart.)
I like to pair these with the Duck Fat Fries ($6, and it’s worth the extra $1 to add parmesan and truffle oil). The pizza is the star of the show at Cosmos, but if you’re looking for a tasty undercard before the main event, give these devils a shot.
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday
611 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing (517) 897-3563, thecosmoslansing.com
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