We may not be New York, Chicago, or Italy, but in Jackson we have some pretty awesome locally owned pizza establishments. Although each of them is extraordinarily special in their own right, when looking for a brick oven pizza, look no further than The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen. If you’re on a budget you can enjoy their pizzas for half the price during happy hour. But note, that special is for dining in at the bar area or in the patio only. So, choose your seating preferences wisely and take advantage of this delicious deal. With typical price points anywhere from $11-15, you can save $5-8 when you go during happy hour.
Even at regular price, the specialty pizzas can hardly be beat on the quality of ingredients, freshness of ingredients, and the flavor. Now let’s dig in. After eating my way through every pizza option on the menu at The Manship’s sister restaurant, Aplos, I decided to make my way back to test out the Sausage Bianco. This pizza comes topped with sun dried tomato, fennel sausage, and green onion. Don’t let this combination of simple toppings lead you to understate the culinary punch it packs. Each bite is consistently flavorful and equally aromatic, which can be attributed in part to the quality local ingredients and the cooking methods used at The Manship. There’s flavor in every bite, with the right amount of smokey, meaty, savory blends throughout this pizza experience. With that, this has become one of my favorite pizzas there. You know, after a recent trip to Italy, I thought I could never love local pizza like I did once before. Then there are places like The Manship, which remind me of why I fell in love with the culinary scene in Jackson, Mississippi in the first place. We’ve got some great places, with some great food – too.
Ciao for now, and let’s “chow” down in Jackson!