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Have you ever used one of those websites to look up who you share your birthday with? In a horrible twist of fate, our birthdays are June 14th and April 26th, and no-fucking-joke, they are the birthdays of Donald & Melania Trump. 

Luckily if pizza ever looked up who they share their special day with, they'd see another king of carb mountain - the bagel, as National Bagel Day and National Pizza Day are both observed on February 9th. 

In Edinburgh, this day marks...

It’s 2019, and time to make new year resolutions. Over here at Slice or Die HQ we decided on a very delicious resolution - to nail the perfect pizza at home. We are going to spend the next 12 months trying all kinds of different styles, methods and techniques - from the very traditional to the completely crazy. Every experiment, be it a success or total failure, we’ll document here in a new series called DIY:PIZZA. This is ground zero, episode 001.

The first thing to consider was of course the do...

2018 - What a fuckin’ delicious year.

This year we’ve devoured dozens of pies. We’ve tried the very best Edinburgh has to offer,  and travelled to some of the UK’s most hyped pizza spots - from Paesano Pizza in Glasgow, Crazy Pedro’s in Manchester and Voodoo Rays in London. As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time for the inaugural Slice or Die Pizza Club Awards.

Just to make this clear, we aren’t gonna fuck about with the small things. We appreciate some places have better service, some better drinks,...

One of Edinburgh's most infamous pizza spots, due to their renegade marketing and big ass pies, Civerinos Slice is the younger, cooler brother of Civerinos - an Italian street food restaurant just off the Royal Mile. Describing itself as a neighbourhood pizza bar, and situated just off the University of Edinburgh campus, it is beloved by students and pizza aficionados alike. 


On a pretty decent Summer's evening we sat outside - they have benches out front that are perfect for people watching. Th...

Pizzeria 1926 is found in the west of Edinburgh on Dalry Road, just a stone's throw away from Locanda de Gusti - a celebrated family owned restaurant serving Naples-inspired cuisine. Pizzeria 1926 was created by the same family, with this site focusing on Naples most famous export. The restaurant doesn't only pay homage to pizza however, with another Naples favourite given maximum exposure. S.S.C Napoli - the local football team, not only inspires the pizzeria's name - the club were founded in 1...

This week we reached out to friends to recommend a pizza that we might not know about, and while we were familiar with most of the responses, friend and fellow food blogger Lunchquest gave us a spot we hadn't thought of. Ransacked Black Oven is in the premises that used to be a pretty good pizzeria - WildManWood, and they've kept pizza on the menu, albeit under the guise of 'Lebanese Pizza'. Intrigued and hungry, we headed to the south side of town. 


Ransacked Black Oven is on a little...

Taking advantage of a warm Monday evening we wandered back down Leith Walk, grabbing an outside table at La Favorita. In times past this place was synonymous with good pizza in Edinburgh, but with plenty of newcomers to the city we thought we'd see if old faithful was still up to the task. 

We aren't sure how best to describe La Favorita. In more polite terms it's a family friendly and traditional Italian restaurant. Under a more scrutinising eye, you could say it has ignominious w...

The weather in Scotland recently has been nothing short of absolutely mental, but mid-April we were blessed with temperatures that don't necessitate wearing two pairs of socks. We decided to take advantage of this and head to an old favourite of ours - Dough. Located on the picturesque Rose St, they have more al fresco seating than inside the shop. Dough is fundamentally a takeaway operation and while we've ordered plenty of pies or picked up slices to fuel shopping trips - we'd never actually s...

On a rainy Tuesday night we made our way down to Origano on Leith Walk - a place we've known about for a long time but we must admit, had never been. The outside of the restaurant is a garish monotone green, which makes it pretty surprising when you get in the door and the interior is stylish and romantic, with exposed brick and candle lit tables. 

We hadn't reserved and we were lucky to be seated - even more so with a prime view of the open kitchen and log-fired pizza oven. Origano is clearly a...

East Pizzas is down in Leith, not too far from the shore, with a good calibre of neighbours with The Kitchin and Chophouse nearby. It was a bit of a pilgrimage from where we stay but the long walk to Leith was softened by some stops at a few of our favourite bars - shout out to The Black Fox, Lioness of Leith and Miss Woos. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived but this suited us perfectly as we got to sit in the bright and open booth in the window. The decor is super minimal, a dichotomy of...

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