Well, following my regular complaints about the state of proper pizza in Manchester, a few people mentioned Pizza and Wine in the suburb of Heaton Mersey. I've not been there for years, there's no real reason for me to go there, but I will travel in my obsessive quest for good pizza.
Good pizza is really a very simple thing. A thin base, decent quality ingredients, not too much sauce, just the right amount, not overloading it. I like an unhealthy amount of cheese on mine. Often, I've noticed local places are really stingy with the cheese. It needs to be all over, not in tiny blobs. It's the right balance of everything working in harmony with each other. You just know it when you taste it that it's just right. (Also of course cooking it for precisely the right amount of time as below).
As I took that first bite sat in a field (like a vagrant, although I didn't have my Special Brew with me on this occasion). I just knew it was just bloody right. That juiciness of the cheese against the smoky salty meat and the savoury tomato sauce. Yes! They've made the effort to get everything spot on, it just takes a bit of effort and care. As we all know, you can find out anything you need to know about everything by just googling it for gods sake! There's no excuse, so how come so many places in Manchester can get pizza so wrong? Laziness and lack of wanting to do things properly I reckon. Simplicity isn't always so hard to get right, it takes effort.