Bricks Corner: Utah’s Taste of Detroit Style Pizza
For me, pizza is just about the best comfort food out there. Other things can work in specific instances, but good pizza hits the spot just about every time. On dreary winter days, I’m always in the mood for something comforting. So, it was on a cold and stormy winter night I made my way to Bricks Corner (2021 Best of Utah “Best Pizza” winner) to see what Detroit has to say about the world of pizza.
To start, I wanted something snacky, so we requested a small order of Cracked Tots ($8). These fried potatoes are covered in pepper, sea salt, fresh herbs, truffle oil and parmesan and can be enjoyed with Awesome Sauce—fry sauce with a horseradish kick. The tots crunched lightly and made it easy to keep popping one after another into my mouth. The salt content and tender center elevated this lunchroom treat into the perfect snack and a great way to start the meal. I had never considered tots as a viable accompaniment to pizza, but now I’m not sure I can imagine pizza night without this addition.
With the worst of my hunger behind me, I could focus my full attention on the flavor and texture of the pizza. The first pizza on my list was the Cheesy Mushroom Afgoo ($17). This white-sauce pizza was covered in delicious, savory mushrooms with sweet, caramelized onions made bright by marinated tomatoes. The balance of sweet and savory was perfect, but the best thing about this pizza was how the cheese wrapped around the edge of the crust and caramelized into the most delicious,crunchy trim. The crunchy cheese brought both flavor and texture complexity that elevated the dish and made the edge pieces especially exciting.
“I had never considered tots as a viable accompaniment to pizza, but now I’m not sure I can imagine pizza night without this addition.”
For a more traditional pizza, I tried The Corner Margherita ($16). This pizza was less flashy but executed perfectly. I bit through the cheesy and crunchy exterior to the soft, bready insides and well-balanced toppings. The sauce was light and allowed the real stars of the show to shine through. Balsamic sweetened the deal and highlighted the herby ricotta and bright, marinated tomatoes. Each bite had a little bit of everything, so there’s no missing out on any element of this pizza.
If pizza isn’t your favorite thing, Bricks Corner may still be the place for you. The Gucci Goooo ($13.50) with a side of Brussels Slaw is an amazing vegetarian sandwich. In each bite you’ll find roasted butternut squash, roasted peppers and tomato held together with melty mozzarella. Before you can make your way into the vegetable goodies, you must get your teeth through some of the best crisp focaccia you will ever try. The sandwich can also be served vegan. The accompanying slaw is colorful, crunchy and fresh, with a tangy dressing bringing a slight heat to your tongue.
“This white-sauce pizza was covered in delicious, savory mushrooms with sweet, caramelized onions made bright by marinated tomatoes.”
The food at Bricks Corner is delicious. I’m looking forward to coming back in the future and trying a totally new selection of items off their menu. For an inside look at their offerings, check them out on Instagram @bricks_corner, where they keep you abreast of specials and tantalize you with photos of everything they have to offer. There’s no reason to battle the freezing weather on your own when instead you can go at it with one of the best pizzas in town, so head to Bricks Corner next time you find yourself with a case of the winter blues.
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