Halifax’s Pizza Corner

Aug 14, 2009

Pizza corner is an institution in Halifax.  Located at the intersection of Blowers and Grafton Streets, it got its name because there are inexpensive pizza places on three of the four corners, the fourth one being occupied by the Presbytarian Church of Saint David.

You go there for the pizza, mostly late at night after enjoying many frosty beverages.  It is also a great spot to try out a donair, if your stomach is solid and you are going home alone. Wikitravel claims that the area can descend into anarchy when the bars let out, and the restaurants often lock their bathrooms, even to customers!!  But it wasn’t the case this Thursday Night, when Rick and I went there after “French Kiss” the party organised by the Quebec section of the NDP the night before the Convention kick-off.

When you get to Pizza Corner, you can choose between the King of Donairs, the European Food Shop or our pick, Sicilian Pizza, Donairs & Subs.

Why did we choose Sicilian? Well, because it is The Home of the Big Slice ®, that’s why!!

Rick is vegetarian, so he was creative and selected a Big Slice ® of Vegetarian.
The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian

Tomatoes, green peppers, Spanish onions, mushrooms & mozzarella.  It actually looked very good, the tomatoes looked fresh and there was a lot of veggies on the slice.  Rick seemed to enjoy it, which is good, because he only had one shot at it.

I decided I had to counterbalance Rick’s pick, and I went for the Meatzza.  Finally, something that sounds better than Meat Lover.  MEATZZA baby!!

The Meatzza

The Meatzza

Pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon, salami, ground beef and mozzarella.

I almost got a fresh Big Slice ®, but instead got the last one of the previous pie.  I didn’t complain, figuring there was plenty of traffic here that it couldn’t be very old.

The pizza wasn’t too bad.  Not the best I’ve ever had, but quite decent for the time of day.  The sausage were spicy, the ground beef and the bacon were unfortunetaly small pre-cooked bits – but at least they weren’t too salty, the pepperoni was decent.  The salami was basically non-present.

The cheese was not too greasy and nicely melted, with the nice rubber-texture that you look for at 2 in the morning.

I have to admit I was envious of Rick’s tomatoes.  Perhaps the outlet will come up with a Vegemeatzza soon, in order to offer some healthy and balance options.

We enjoyed our slices sitting by the open window, people watching, making fun of overly drunk students, and heckling New Democrats as they walked by.  Good times.


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