The Failsworth pizzeria with queues of delivery drivers and mac and cheese pizza Daisy Jackson
There are a lot of contenders vying for the title of the best pizza in Greater Manchester – but judging by the endless stream of delivery drivers traipsing up to Failsworth, Corner Slice might be up there…
This little pizzeria has carved out a niche for itself serving Detroit-style pizzas, and though some have attempted the same, no one comes close to this quality.
These deep-dish rectangular pizzas are made with a lighter, spongier dough than the sort of chewy Neapolitan you see a lot of these days.
They’re baked in a dish so that the edges crisp up perfectly, and with toppings and cheese spread right to the edges, you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Corner Slice has just raised the bar again with its menu of creative toppings, including – and brace yourself here – mac and cheese pizza.
The Lord Lane local clearly looked at its normal thick-based pizzas and went ‘hmm, no, not enough carb. Add pasta’.
The result is their oozy, gooey mac and cheese pizza called Mr Mac – a béchamel base with macaroni, smoked mozzarella, a cheese blend, and a pesto crumb. Oh lordy.
Other menu highlights include the Red Wing (nduja, jalapeños, pepperoni and hot honey) and Sunrise (Korean BBQ cauliflower, gochujang mayo, kimchi onions and pickled cucumber) – the former leaving you with streaks of bright red chilli honey up your arms, the latter so packed with flavour that you find yourself staring down at your slice in amazement after each bite.
And if you just can’t decide, you can always go half-and-half on your pizza topping.
It’s not just about the pizzas either.
Corner Slice also has incredible sides, like Korean BBQ popcorn chicken, parmesan waffle fries, and garlic dough rolls with rotating flavours.
There are dips too, made on-site, like the fermented hot sauce that’s probably most closely related to Buffalo sauce (but infinitely more interesting) and BBQ ranch.
The whole time we’re there (which is midday on a Friday) there’s a constant stream of delivery drivers coming to collect orders. The phone never stops ringing.
At one point, they take an order that’s fit to feed an entire American football team.
It looks like the future is bright for Corner Slice. And thank god – we’re already lusting after those crusts.
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Manchester steak restaurant finds itself homeless for SECOND time after shock closure of Canvas Daisy Jackson
A steak business in Manchester has found itself ‘homeless once again’ after yesterday’s sudden closure of Canvas.
Block Steak Shop was previously based in Hatch, which closed almost all of its site in September last year, leaving local food, drink and retail operators scrambling for new homes.
The street food business had already set up a second location at Canvas, just down Oxford Road at the new Circle Square development, which became its sole site.
But now it’s lost that too, with Canvas – a gig venue, bar and restaurant – announcing its closure.
They say they were given no warning about Canvas’s closure and only found out the news when arriving to work yesterday.
Block Steak Shop (try saying that 10 times fast) is the sister restaurant to the legendary Parmogeddon, which was also a Hatch favourite.
They are now on the hunt for a new venue so they can continue serving up their street food take on classic steaks, all using locally reared, grass fed, free range and dry aged beef.
They wrote on their Instagram stories: “It doesn’t rain, it pours!
“5 months after the sudden closure of Hatch we’ve found ourselves homeless once again.
“We’ve come to work this morning and found that @canvasmcr has been closed with immediate effect with no warning at all.
“We are in need of a new home to operate from. If anyone knows of anywhere please let us know.”
Parmogeddon shared their appeal, writing: “Our other business @blocksteakshop is homeless if anyone knows of a venue in need of a food concept please let us know.”
Canvas was a three-storey hangout that was billed as a ‘next-generation’ venue boasting live music, club nights, a members’ lounge, and a sleek bar and restaurant.
The 600-capacity gig venue was open into the early hours seven days a week and had played host to the likes of both Neighbourhood and Year’s End Festival.
A sign posted at the entrance now simply reads, ‘This venue is now closed’.
The Manc has approached Bruntwood SciTech and Quantuma for comment.
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