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2013-03-31 01:54:45 PM
Jet's is my favorite Detroit style, wish we had one in KC.
 
2013-03-31 02:03:39 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Jet's is my favorite Detroit style, wish we had one in KC.


I came here to mention Jet's.  They've recently been opening up locations in FL, and it's awesome.
 
2013-03-31 02:04:08 PM
If it ain't NY-style, it ain't pizza!
 
2013-03-31 02:05:34 PM

NewportBarGuy: If it ain't NY-style, it ain't pizza!


QFT
 
2013-03-31 02:09:01 PM

NewportBarGuy: If it ain't NY-style, it ain't pizza!


Isn't Sicilian style an accepted variant in NY?  Detroit style is similar to Sicilian, but better.
 
2013-03-31 02:12:09 PM
Doesn't the sauce drip through the bullet holes?
 
2013-03-31 02:57:23 PM
blog.mlive.com
Loves Detroit Style pizza.
This guy makes the best!
 
2013-03-31 02:59:11 PM
Crappy crappy.
 
2013-03-31 03:00:32 PM

panfried: [blog.mlive.com image 400x276]
Loves Detroit Style pizza.
This guy makes the best!


I used to love Little Ceasers back in the old days when you got two pizzas in the long white boxes. There's a definite change in quality now that they focus on pumping out as many 5 dollar pizzas as possible.
 
2013-03-31 03:05:51 PM

Popcorn Johnny: panfried: [blog.mlive.com image 400x276]
Loves Detroit Style pizza.
This guy makes the best!

I used to love Little Ceasers back in the old days when you got two pizzas in the long white boxes. There's a definite change in quality now that they focus on pumping out as many 5 dollar pizzas as possible.


This.

I was so excited when Little Caesars came back after having been away for years, only to be extremely disappointed after my first visit.
 
2013-03-31 03:10:12 PM
Yeah. I'll go get some with an armored division.
 
2013-03-31 03:17:45 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I used to love Little Ceasers back in the old days when you got two pizzas in the long white boxes. There's a definite change in quality now that they focus on pumping out as many 5 dollar pizzas as possible.


Ok I haven't had one since those days and every college memory I have of those double pizzas was that they could only be called food by using the loosest definition of the word. How is it possible they have gotten worse without killing people?
 
2013-03-31 03:19:57 PM

vossiewulf: Ok I haven't had one since those days and every college memory I have of those double pizzas was that they could only be called food by using the loosest definition of the word. How is it possible they have gotten worse without killing people?


How old are you? I'm talking about 20 years or so ago.
 
2013-03-31 03:22:10 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Doesn't the sauce drip through the bullet holes?


Apparently, you can use Chicago-style as QuickClot® in an emergency situation. You sure as hell can't use it as food.
 
2013-03-31 03:32:14 PM

Popcorn Johnny: panfried: [blog.mlive.com image 400x276]
Loves Detroit Style pizza.
This guy makes the best!

I used to love Little Ceasers back in the old days when you got two pizzas in the long white boxes. There's a definite change in quality now that they focus on pumping out as many 5 dollar pizzas as possible.


I find it.. edible.  It's really generic, but it isn't terrible.  Decent for buying a shiat ton of pizza really quickly and cheaply for some gathering (involving kids especially, since they care not).
 
2013-03-31 03:36:12 PM

Popcorn Johnny: How old are you? I'm talking about 20 years or so ago.


This was >20 years ago. Little Caesars was always the last possible option for pizza.
 
2013-03-31 03:37:15 PM
Detroit-style pizza is pretty damn good. I used to frequent (and did a website for) a Detroit-style pizza place near my work back home. The crispy brown cheese crust is the thing.
 
2013-03-31 03:42:24 PM

vossiewulf: This was >20 years ago. Little Caesars was always the last possible option for pizza.


I grew up on it, maybe that's why I'm tainted.
 
2013-03-31 03:44:24 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I'm tainted.


There's gotta be a better way to say that.

/Loved me some Crazy Bread as a kid.
 
2013-03-31 03:44:42 PM

Popcorn Johnny: vossiewulf: This was >20 years ago. Little Caesars was always the last possible option for pizza.

I grew up on it, maybe that's why I'm tainted.


I grew up on Pizza Hut and Little Caesar's. I can't eat either of them now.
 
2013-03-31 03:47:03 PM

NewportBarGuy: /Loved me some Crazy Bread as a kid.


Now there's no disputing this, Crazy Bread was awesome. Sadly, even that's not the same as it used to be.
 
2013-03-31 04:21:45 PM
It sounds as though Detroit has never heard of Old Forge PA
 
2013-03-31 05:02:52 PM
Detroit what now?

They've opened up a third front in the Pizza Wars?

Will this madness never cease?

*clicks*

Damn that actually looks pretty good.

Bonus, it would actually fit the take out box better as well.
 
2013-03-31 05:41:12 PM
There aren't even any employed people left in Detroit.
 
2013-03-31 06:16:10 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Jet's is my favorite Detroit style, wish we had one in KC.


KC? Your Kidlike Cock? Okay, Johnnyboy.
 
2013-03-31 06:19:23 PM
www.wearysloth.com
 
2013-03-31 06:19:38 PM
Sauce on top? Meh, I'll pass.
 
2013-03-31 06:19:46 PM
Pizzas are not pies.

/thatisall
 
2013-03-31 06:20:31 PM
I had "pizza" in a Ukrainian village bistro one time that consisted of ketchup, sliced zucchini, and some cheese baked on a piece of wheat bread.....

No pizza has tasted bad since.
 
2013-03-31 06:20:59 PM

NewportBarGuy: If it ain't NY-style, it ain't pizza!


New York style looks like a dirty napkin from a real pizza joint.
 
2013-03-31 06:21:10 PM
Detroit style is tremendous, but Chicago style is potentially equally good.

NY style will do if there's nothing else to eat.
 
2013-03-31 06:21:28 PM

Eric The Pilot: [www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]


lololololololololol...

*cough*

lolololololo...

Not really, funny pants.
 
2013-03-31 06:21:47 PM
I didn't even know they served pizza in Chicago.
 
2013-03-31 06:21:54 PM
Do not want.
 
2013-03-31 06:22:09 PM
I'm from Chicago, and this may be blasphemy, but I enjoy Chicago and NY style pizza equally.   I look at them as two different dishes, and depending on my cravings, that will dictate which I would rather have for my meal.  I like them both equally, although my Chicago pride says Chicago style is still better.  This seems more like a blend of styles, and doesn't seem too appetizing to me.
 
2013-03-31 06:22:26 PM

panfried: [blog.mlive.com image 400x276]
Loves Detroit Style pizza.
This guy makes the best!


I miss the old square Little Caesar's pizza (you can still get it, but they pussed out and decided to make the round ones their standard).
 
2013-03-31 06:22:32 PM

Chach: Detroit style is tremendous, but Chicago style is potentially equally good.  NY style will do if there's nothing else to eat.


You must be running for office.
 
2013-03-31 06:23:05 PM

R.A.Danny: There aren't even any employed people left in Detroit.


They live by robbing pizza delivery guys.
 
2013-03-31 06:23:53 PM
So that's what Jets pizza is. It's really popular in Coumbus, but I didn't realize Detroit style was a thing. I had it at a party last weekend and it went great with heavy drinking.Damnit, now I want pizza. Stupid Easter
 
2013-03-31 06:24:52 PM
Frank Pepe is the king.

that is all
 
2013-03-31 06:24:53 PM
I just enjoy "NY Style", not thin crust and not blocky Sicilian. Cooked bread that bends and tastes good, not burnt to a crisp which makes me think I am eating charcoal bricks.  High sodium mozzarella and if the place doesn't do it right, I put the damn salt onto it myself!
 
2013-03-31 06:24:55 PM

NewportBarGuy: If it ain't NY-style, it ain't pizza!


If I wanted NY style pizza I'll go to walmart, buy cardboard and nuke it in the microwave with some foul cheese on top.

/yea pizza snob thread!
 
2013-03-31 06:26:20 PM

SpdrJay: I had "pizza" in a Ukrainian village bistro one time that consisted of ketchup, sliced zucchini, and some cheese baked on a piece of wheat bread.....

No pizza has tasted bad since.


Little Caesar's is in the Ukraine now? Wow, globalization is an amazing thing.
 
2013-03-31 06:26:40 PM
Jets Pizza FTW. So happy when they opened a location here in Jacksonville.
 
2013-03-31 06:26:52 PM

Surool: I didn't even know they served pizza in Chicago.


That's because you were too busy getting your ass reamed when you were there.
 
2013-03-31 06:27:32 PM
People should really take care to say "Detroit-style American Pizza" or come up with a different word, since American pizza isn't the same as "Pizza" pizza.
 
2013-03-31 06:28:15 PM

gingerjet: If I wanted NY style pizza I'll go to walmart, buy cardboard and nuke it in the microwave with some foul cheese on top.


Well, if I wanted Chicago-style, I'd head over to the dumpster at Planned Parenthood and go to town.

/Too much?
//God I love pizza threads.
 
2013-03-31 06:29:42 PM
Shield's pizza. While at MSU, it was an event to brave the neighborhood and go to Shield Street for the real thing. The crust was absolutely awesome due to exactly what TFA said.
 
2013-03-31 06:31:14 PM

panfried: This guy makes the best!


No, Domino's is the best Michigan pizza cuz it has less abortion
 
2013-03-31 06:31:20 PM

FINALLY A DETROIT PIZZA THREAD!  Yipee!


cdn2-b.examiner.com

/suck it, Chicago and New York

 
2013-03-31 06:31:20 PM
Northside Nathan's in Las Vegas does a good Detroit pizza.
 
2013-03-31 06:31:20 PM
Domino's, Little Caesars, Hungry Howie's, Jets are all D-affilliated pizza chains

Cottage Inn's pretty good  http://www.cottageinn.com/menu/

Buddy's/Shield's ftw, Happy's for the ...

http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2010/09/sad_day_for_ ha ppys_pizza_after.html
 
2013-03-31 06:31:36 PM
Jets, Buddy's, Green Lantern.

Yes, Detroit does have the best pizza.
 
2013-03-31 06:32:01 PM
Detroit Style = pepperoni & 9mm bullets on top?

s3.vidimg.popscreen.com
 
2013-03-31 06:32:04 PM

Porndip Poonpat: Surool: I didn't even know they served pizza in Chicago.

That's because you were too busy getting your ass reamed when you were there.


Actually, that's how a proctologist corrects anal fistulas, by reaming.
/A clean colon is a happy colon.
//The more you know...
 
2013-03-31 06:32:49 PM

Porndip Poonpat: Surool: I didn't even know they served pizza in Chicago.

That's because you were too busy getting your ass reamed when you were there.


Never been to Chicago, but the sound of Pizza Pot Pie never appealed to me.
 
2013-03-31 06:35:47 PM
I remember Little Caesar's from my childhood. It was awesome back in the days before I learned that the thing in your pants... Sorry, I got off track. It was awesome, and I loved Crazy Bread. Then they disappeared and I had to make do with Papa Johns--which isn't bad. When I came home after college, I found my hometown had two options: Pizza Hut and the new Little Caesar's.

Pizza Hut is surprisingly good. But Little Caesar's has become, aside fromthe still-awesome Crazy Bread, rather blah. Not bad, just blah. At least it's cheap...
 
2013-03-31 06:36:08 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Jet's is my favorite Detroit style, wish we had one in KC.


We have those here in Toledo but I think it's one of those things you only appreciate when they're not around.
 
2013-03-31 06:37:04 PM

Kevin72: Shield's pizza. While at MSU, it was an event to brave the neighborhood and go to Shield Street for the real thing. The crust was absolutely awesome due to exactly what TFA said.


Shields and Buddy's were tied when I was growing up.  We got pizza once every month or three, so whoever had the best coupons won for my mom.


Detroit Style Pizza in... St Clair Shores?... is pretty decent.


I like Jet's but they're a bit too greasy for me.  But that's fine, it's cheap and still truly Detroit Style so it works fine.


/only thing near me right now is a single Jet's



king of vegas: Northside Nathan's in Las Vegas does a good Detroit pizza.


So there's a NPR story about how hard it is to actually make a proper Detroit pizza. In particular, sourcing the pans. And for the life of me, I cannot find it. I thought it was on The Story but apparently not.

Anyway, there's a lot of Michigander expats scattered in the rest of the US and Detroit style pizza is f--king awesome, so if anyone gets close to replicating it more power to 'em. I live an hour from Detroit, and there's places around here that do "Detroit Style Deep Dish" and it's good, but not the same whatsoever. And it's an hour's drive...
 
2013-03-31 06:37:26 PM

rkiller1: Porndip Poonpat: Surool: I didn't even know they served pizza in Chicago.

That's because you were too busy getting your ass reamed when you were there.

Actually, that's how a proctologist corrects anal fistulas, by reaming.
/A clean colon is a happy colon.
//The more you know...


Seems like you'd want to ream before you fist, or else you get that whole 'hot dog in a hallway' problem.
 
2013-03-31 06:38:04 PM

DownDaRiver: It sounds as though Detroit has never heard of Old Forge PA


was going to say, the eye-talians in PA's coal regions have been making this pizza forever. Call it what you want, it is tasty
 
2013-03-31 06:38:29 PM

MichiganFTL: Jets, Buddy's, Green Lantern.

Yes, Detroit does have the best pizza.


How the f--k did I forget Green Lantern?

Green Lantern is awesome.  Good crowd.  Haven't been in ages, used to go there more frequently when visiting my parents for overnight stays.
 
2013-03-31 06:38:31 PM
Chicago-style pizza is horrifyingly awful. Why anyone would subject themselves to that nastiness is completely beyond me.
 
2013-03-31 06:39:45 PM

vossiewulf: Popcorn Johnny: I used to love Little Ceasers back in the old days when you got two pizzas in the long white boxes. There's a definite change in quality now that they focus on pumping out as many 5 dollar pizzas as possible.

Ok I haven't had one since those days and every college memory I have of those double pizzas was that they could only be called food by using the loosest definition of the word. How is it possible they have gotten worse without killing people?


This. My old office had a Little Ceaser's next door, and we were at first thrilled, but with the first lunch-time pizza...ugh! The WORST pizza I have ever attempted to eat. It was worse than frozen! It was worse than limp, floppy microwaved school pizza. After that, I only ever got the breadsticks there. Never again would I try that swill.

/never even had one bite of a Domino's pizza
//Mary's pizza is excellent, if purely local, California pizza
 
2013-03-31 06:39:48 PM
For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:
upload.wikimedia.org
which I prefer. NY has some good pizza too (I went to Grimaldi's last time I was there, and it was some of the best pizza I've ever had). Of course nothing beats Italian pizza...
 
2013-03-31 06:40:46 PM

ISO15693: People should really take care to say "Detroit-style American Pizza" or come up with a different word, since American pizza isn't the same as "Pizza" pizza.


Yes, because if you don't specify America, people might think you are referring that Detroit in southeast Asia.
 
2013-03-31 06:40:54 PM
Just had Turkish pizza (pide) on Friday for the first time. Found out a place that made it was just down the street! Total farkin thumbs up.

If you really think that Little Caesar's is good, I fell sorry for you. It's a minor step up from Domino's at best.
 
2013-03-31 06:41:01 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: So there's a NPR story about how hard it is to actually make a proper Detroit pizza. In particular, sourcing the pans. And for the life of me, I cannot find it. I thought it was on The Story but apparently not.


Is this the link you were looking for?
 
2013-03-31 06:41:39 PM
Also, paging Skybreaker to Detroit pizza thread...
 
2013-03-31 06:42:26 PM

king of vegas: Northside Nathan's in Las Vegas does a good Detroit pizza.


Oh, it looks like Detroit Style Pizza Co is selling them online now.
 Authentic Detroit Style Pizza pans are a slice of Motor City history. Once used as parts trays by Detroit's auto manufacturers, the square-shaped pans are made from steel. Each pan is specially-prepared to bake Detroit Style Pizza with a three-hour seasoning process that involves several cycles of coating and baking. These qualities make for the perfect Detroit Style Pizza: proper heat conduction for an evenly-baked deep dish crust that's crispy outside yet light and airy inside, cheese that caramelizes on the edges when baked and the retention of more pizza flavor with each bake.
Other companies market aluminum, chemical-coated pizza pans under the Detroit Style Pizza name, but those pans aren't the same as the original pans used for decades by pizza artisans. Aluminum pans typically cost around $30, and do not feature the same seasoned flavor.


There was a steel pan shortage awhile back, and Jet's stepped in and solved the crisis.  Can't remember *how*, just that I was surprised/appreciative that they did.
 
2013-03-31 06:43:29 PM

NewportBarGuy: /Too much?
//God I love pizza threads.


No.  Can't stand Chicago style pizza either.

/people will always prefer the pizza they grew up with
 
2013-03-31 06:43:40 PM

silvervial: vossiewulf: Popcorn Johnny: I used to love Little Ceasers back in the old days when you got two pizzas in the long white boxes. There's a definite change in quality now that they focus on pumping out as many 5 dollar pizzas as possible.

Ok I haven't had one since those days and every college memory I have of those double pizzas was that they could only be called food by using the loosest definition of the word. How is it possible they have gotten worse without killing people?

This. My old office had a Little Ceaser's next door, and we were at first thrilled, but with the first lunch-time pizza...ugh! The WORST pizza I have ever attempted to eat. It was worse than frozen! It was worse than limp, floppy microwaved school pizza. After that, I only ever got the breadsticks there. Never again would I try that swill.

/never even had one bite of a Domino's pizza
//Mary's pizza is excellent, if purely local, California pizza


Little Ceasar's/Dominos are *not* Detroit-style pizza.  They're pizza that happens to come from Michigan.

Little Ceasar's deep dish is the poor man's Detroit style pizza, however.
 
2013-03-31 06:43:40 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Doesn't the sauce drip through the bullet holes?


There's no sauce since it's 80% empty.
 
2013-03-31 06:45:39 PM

Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]
which I prefer. NY has some good pizza too (I went to Grimaldi's last time I was there, and it was some of the best pizza I've ever had). Of course nothing beats Italian pizza...


Thanks for pointing that out.  Lived in Chicago for 30+ years, and absolutely LOVE the paper-thin, crispy style pizza.

Cut into squares, to boot!

/Also loves some deep dish
//Also loves NY style pizza from time to time.
///Its pizza!  Its all good!
////Can't we all just get along?
 
2013-03-31 06:45:59 PM
People who cut round pizza into squares should be shot.
 
2013-03-31 06:46:08 PM
thismomentinblackhistory: [link]

Nope, it was about a Michigan ex-pat who was trying to recreate Detroit style pizza and open a food truck to sell it.  It really shouldn't be that hard to find, but I could have sworn up and down it was on The Story but the only result for searching "pizza" there ain't it.

However, I was wondering how Jet's stepped in and helped - they just started manufacturing them themselves.  Which is awesome.  So thanks for the link still!
 
2013-03-31 06:47:08 PM
This place has been doing Detroit style and it's really good.

Tomaso's Pizza in Cedar Rapids,IA
http://www.tomasosonline.com/
 
2013-03-31 06:47:41 PM
Brown Dog Pizza in Telluride is great....good prices and a nice selection of beer, plus they have the most amazing homemade pepper hotsauce.
 
2013-03-31 06:49:08 PM
I lived in the Detroit suburbs for a while and wasn't aware of Detroit-style pizza.

Looks like too much crust for me. It looks like a giant focaccia.
 / They opened a Leo's here in Chicago, but it only lasted about a year. Too bad.
 
2013-03-31 06:49:10 PM
I hate to break it to everyone, but the best pizza you'll ever eat comes from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Pictou County Pizza

They even ship this stuff all over the place.

*drools*
 
2013-03-31 06:49:49 PM

SpdrJay: I had "pizza" in a Ukrainian village bistro one time that consisted of ketchup, sliced zucchini, and some cheese baked on a piece of wheat bread.....

No pizza has tasted bad since.


And I though pizza in Costa Rica was bad. Theres no way I could eat a ketchup pizza.
 
2013-03-31 06:50:16 PM
Meh, I was making this style pizza back in the 80's at Noble Romans.  We just called it Sicilian style pizza.
 
2013-03-31 06:51:22 PM
Came here to mention Tomaso's in Cedar Rapids, IA....beat out by a post or two.  Seriously though, if you are close or in the area....try it.
 
2013-03-31 06:52:09 PM

orange whip: People who cut round pizza into squares should be shot.


That's what Mussolini believed. You fascist.
 
2013-03-31 06:52:10 PM

jaytkay: I lived in the Detroit suburbs for a while and wasn't aware of Detroit-style pizza.

Looks like too much crust for me. It looks like a giant focaccia.
 / They opened a Leo's here in Chicago, but it only lasted about a year. Too bad.


The crust is crispy and airy.  So about the exact opposite of a giant focaccia.  But sure.
 
2013-03-31 06:52:25 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Fark all you pizza snobs.

Had NY, Chicago, been to Jet's... It's flat bread with topping.

Papa Johns fake garlic dipping sauce rocks.

/pizza snobs are fatties
 
2013-03-31 06:52:34 PM
How is this different than spingione? From, say, Renaldi's in Chicago?
 
2013-03-31 06:53:30 PM
torontomanager.com

Jet's wins each and every time.
 
2013-03-31 06:54:03 PM
orange whip : People who cut round pizza into squares should be shot.

It isn't a Detroit pizza unless someone gets shot and splashes blood onto the pizza.
 
2013-03-31 06:54:09 PM

Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]
which I prefer. NY has some good pizza too (I went to Grimaldi's last time I was there, and it was some of the best pizza I've ever had). Of course nothing beats Italian pizza...


Where is that thin from?  I don't recognize the box.  I thought I'd had most of the popular thin crust places in the city, too.
 
2013-03-31 06:54:23 PM

JonnyG: I hate to break it to everyone, but the best pizza you'll ever eat comes from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Pictou County Pizza

They even ship this stuff all over the place.

*drools*


I try not to bother with pizza that can be shipped or assembled at home.  I mean, if I can apparently replicate it without a pizza oven unless there's supersecretcrazyawesome ingredients involved then meh.

However, the fact that I couldn't ship Detroit Style pizza kind of sucks.  It'd make shopping for Christmas presents for out of state friends *incredibly* easy.
 
2013-03-31 06:55:00 PM
Meh, I only eat indie pizza. You probably never heard of it.
 
2013-03-31 06:56:08 PM

GizmoToy: Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]
which I prefer. NY has some good pizza too (I went to Grimaldi's last time I was there, and it was some of the best pizza I've ever had). Of course nothing beats Italian pizza...

Where is that thin from?  I don't recognize the box.  I thought I'd had most of the popular thin crust places in the city, too.


You weren't replying to me, and I have no idea where that particular pizza came from... but when I was a kid in Chicago, we always at the Chicago-style (very) thin pizza from Aurelio's.
 
2013-03-31 06:56:15 PM
You know what goes great with some Michigan style pizza?

img.photobucket.com

Oh yeah
 
2013-03-31 06:58:21 PM

Popcorn Johnny: You know what goes great with some Michigan style pizza?

[img.photobucket.com image 225x400]

Oh yeah


Oh, crap... now you've made this a ginger ale snob thread!

/Only drinks dry
//Could never get into Vernors
 
2013-03-31 06:59:46 PM

GizmoToy: Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]
which I prefer. NY has some good pizza too (I went to Grimaldi's last time I was there, and it was some of the best pizza I've ever had). Of course nothing beats Italian pizza...

Where is that thin from?  I don't recognize the box.  I thought I'd had most of the popular thin crust places in the city, too.


I don't know, I lifted the picture from Wikimedia Commons. It does look good though.
 
2013-03-31 07:00:04 PM
The taste of corruption... Mmm mmm mmmmm
 
2013-03-31 07:00:16 PM
wouldn't you get lead poisoning?

/never had it
//would try it
 
2013-03-31 07:00:17 PM

downstairs: Could never get into Vernors


Aside from being good as a soda, it's also an awesome mixer for whiskey and bourbon.
 
2013-03-31 07:02:04 PM

DownDaRiver: It sounds as though Detroit has never heard of Old Forge PA


I grew up near Enola and never had Jigsy's. Is it really that good? Might have to stop in for a bite next time I'm in the area.
 
2013-03-31 07:03:25 PM

downstairs: Popcorn Johnny: You know what goes great with some Michigan style pizza?

[img.photobucket.com image 225x400]

Oh yeah

Oh, crap... now you've made this a ginger ale snob thread!

/Only drinks dry
//Could never get into Vernors


I'll always have a place in my heart for Vernors, and it's the best of the mass market ginger ales... but ginger beer is so damn good.

Huh.  I just realized I haven't had a Boston Cooler in years.

/stupid getting old
//less time to spend at the seasonal locally owned ice cream joint during the summer
 
2013-03-31 07:03:29 PM

downstairs: ////Can't we all just get along?


This is Fark, and this is a pizza thread, so
www.asicentral.com
 
2013-03-31 07:03:39 PM

Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]
which I prefer. NY has some good pizza too (I went to Grimaldi's last time I was there, and it was some of the best pizza I've ever had). Of course nothing beats Italian pizza...


That looks awesome, way better than the  frozen pizza I'm planning to have for dinner tonight
 
2013-03-31 07:04:27 PM

diaphoresis: The taste of corruption... Mmm mmm mmmmm


But enough about Chicago....
 
2013-03-31 07:05:23 PM
There is a place in Bricktown that had some of the best pizza I've ever had...

Mmmmmmmm
 
2013-03-31 07:07:58 PM

orange whip: Meh, I only eat indie pizza. You probably never heard of it.


with a six pack of PBR, amirite?
 
2013-03-31 07:08:12 PM

Paris1127: downstairs: ////Can't we all just get along?

This is Fark, and this is a pizza thread, so
[www.asicentral.com image 250x250]


Smart tag trumps Funny tag.


/if someone made a ponfied Star Trek pizza with lightsabers and adamantium, it would be the perfect storm
 
2013-03-31 07:09:37 PM
Niki's fans, step forward.
 
2013-03-31 07:12:20 PM
One of the best pizza experiences in America is going to the original Buddy's Pizza in Detroit. When I take people there I always get a "where the fark are you taking me?" response since the neighborhood looks like an atom bomb went off, but once inside it us some of the absolutely best pizza you've ever had.
 
2013-03-31 07:12:25 PM
leanforeveryone.typepad.com
 
2013-03-31 07:13:07 PM
What's the difference between chicago style and a sicilian pizza?
 
2013-03-31 07:13:48 PM

Popcorn Johnny: it's also an awesome mixer for whiskey and bourbon.


I'm going to need to call in an airstrike here.

/Neat and 12 years-old
//Like my women.
 
2013-03-31 07:14:16 PM

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Niki's fans, step forward.


i.imgur.com

Just kidding, never heard of it.
 
2013-03-31 07:15:26 PM

Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:


Sorry dude, that's a Saint Paul style pizza you got there. Good stuff, though. Spicy sauce and the toppings go under the cheese.
 
2013-03-31 07:15:32 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: FINALLY A DETROIT PIZZA THREAD!  Yipee!
[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 510x334]

/suck it, Chicago and New York


That - looks like a pop-tart abortion.
 
2013-03-31 07:16:19 PM
Ugh, Papa John's.  Their crust tastes like cake.  The sauce tastes like icing.  Even their cheese tastes like it has sugar in it.  Blech.
 
2013-03-31 07:16:44 PM

NewportBarGuy: Popcorn Johnny: it's also an awesome mixer for whiskey and bourbon.

I'm going to need to call in an airstrike here.

/Neat and 12 years-old
//Like my women.


You might like it mixed with one of these on a hot day, Newport:

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

At least you'd be mixing it with more alcohol.
 
2013-03-31 07:16:48 PM
As a child visiting Michigan for thanksgiving in the early 90s, I can recall eating Jets pizza and thoroughly enjoying it.
 
2013-03-31 07:20:46 PM
I think we are finally getting somewhere.  I think I found the main ingredient for the most violent cities in our country, local pizza.  If we could ever agree pizza is just pizza, then the fighting might end.

No it won't, but it is something I noticed and felt like pointing out.  Continue with your munchies wars.
 
2013-03-31 07:22:02 PM
Lemme be a total asshat and clear this thread up for good.  Here's a primer:

PIZZA:  (Patsy's, NYC.  Brick oven, char crust, fresh mozz and basil)

www.seamless.com

NOT PIZZA: (Geno's, Chicago.  Buttery Shortbread and goo from a pan. Gross, wasted or sober, plus you have to wait 45 minutes for it)

citybuzz.com

DEFINITELY NOT PIZZA!: (Detroit pizza, wtf, looks like it would be good if you were wasted and what the fark is brick cheese?)

www.pizzareports.com

ANY QUESTIONS! GOOD NOW GET YOUR FARKING SHINEBOX!

/ hope you know I am kidding
/I like Detroit for Vernor's if nothing else
 
2013-03-31 07:22:58 PM
I hate Little Seizures pizza.
 
2013-03-31 07:24:30 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: I hate Little Seizures pizza.


That's funny... you actually refer to it as 'pizza'...
 
2013-03-31 07:25:17 PM

scruffynerfherder: I'm from Chicago, and this may be blasphemy, but I enjoy Chicago and NY style pizza equally.   I look at them as two different dishes, and depending on my cravings, that will dictate which I would rather have for my meal.  I like them both equally, although my Chicago pride says Chicago style is still better.  This seems more like a blend of styles, and doesn't seem too appetizing to me.


Indeed the goodness of pizzas only depends on "would you treat this food as if God himself made it for you when you are incredibly drunk?" If yes then it is good pizza and all discussion centers on which pizza you prefer most and no pizza that fails to be considered a Godsend while drunk can be considered a bad or wrong style of pizza.
 
2013-03-31 07:26:15 PM
Face down in a pool if its own blood?
 
2013-03-31 07:26:37 PM
It's funny, there's a place called Adriatico's in Cincinnati, OH, that calls itself "NY Style Pizza" but clearly serves Detroit style:

Adriatico's
 
2013-03-31 07:27:53 PM

diaphoresis: Tony_Pepperoni: I hate Little Seizures pizza.

That's funny... you actually refer to it as 'pizza'...


My bad.  :-(
 
2013-03-31 07:28:29 PM
Meanwhile in Napoli...
 
2013-03-31 07:28:40 PM
www.smbc-comics.com
 
2013-03-31 07:28:41 PM
So, it's like Little Caesars? Bready saucy crap with barely melted cheese?  Do not want.
 
2013-03-31 07:29:29 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: At least you'd be mixing it with more alcohol.


That actually looks good. I'd be willing to give that a go!
 
2013-03-31 07:31:37 PM
120 something posts and nobody here biatching and moaning about St. Louis style pizza?
 
2013-03-31 07:32:23 PM

NewportBarGuy: thismomentinblackhistory: At least you'd be mixing it with more alcohol.

That actually looks good. I'd be willing to give that a go!


It is, I promise you, although I do respect a man's right to drink his whiskey neat.
 
2013-03-31 07:34:05 PM
Apizza is where it's at.

upload.wikimedia.org

Prefererably baked in a coal-fired brick oven that's the size of a small house.

www.passion-4-pizza.com
 
2013-03-31 07:34:07 PM

king of vegas: Northside Nathan's in Las Vegas does a good Detroit pizza.


I'm going to try them, thanks.
 
2013-03-31 07:35:46 PM
"New York style" pizza = thin, cheap, greasy, floppy crap.  The "Budweiser" of pizza.
 
2013-03-31 07:38:15 PM
sweetbay.gsnrecipes.com
Yum
 
2013-03-31 07:41:48 PM

orange whip: People who cut round pizza into squares should be shot.


Whoa, can we re-think this, man?  Discharging firearms because we took two squares of pizza to make a sammich?  I'm glad you weren't near Jake's thin-crust pizza when we did this every Friday night.  It was a slice of heaven.
 
2013-03-31 07:43:36 PM
Looks like Little Caesar's Bigfoot pizza from the (late?) 90s.  Description is similar: airy crust, burnt cheese on crunchy edges, somewhat thick but not as thick as a Chicago Style casserole.

Actually, after following one of the links on that page, it looks like they're making it again, but with a different name.  Huh.  Too bad they're even worse now than they were then, or I might try one.
 
2013-03-31 07:47:14 PM

Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust


Of course there is more than one type of crust available in Chicago, but what you're known for is Deep Dish. Thin crust is available pretty much everywhere :)
 
2013-03-31 07:47:56 PM
Loui's:

slice.seriouseats.com

Detroit's finest.
 
2013-03-31 07:48:03 PM
They bake it up in Telluride,
I mean it's here to stay.
 
2013-03-31 07:50:28 PM
OK, I'm just going to settle this:

Papa John's beats Dominos

Dominos beats Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut beats Little Caesars (unless you're on a budget, in which case the Caesar card trumps all others above)

(Insert your favorite local joint here) beats everyone else.

Are we done?
 
2013-03-31 07:52:00 PM
I guess you could do worse with pizza.
Like Chicago style
 
2013-03-31 07:52:10 PM

oh_please: OK, I'm just going to settle this:

Papa John's beats Dominos

Dominos beats Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut beats Little Caesars (unless you're on a budget, in which case the Caesar card trumps all others above)

(Insert your favorite local joint here) beats everyone else.

Are we done?


Close, but Pizza Hut beats Dominos
Dominos beats Little Caesars
and Little Caesars beats Papa Johns.

The rest is right.
 
2013-03-31 07:53:18 PM

TuteTibiImperes: oh_please: OK, I'm just going to settle this:

Papa John's beats Dominos

Dominos beats Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut beats Little Caesars (unless you're on a budget, in which case the Caesar card trumps all others above)

(Insert your favorite local joint here) beats everyone else.

Are we done?

Close, but Pizza Hut beats Dominos
Dominos beats Little Caesars
and Little Caesars beats Papa Johns.

The rest is right.


Little Ceasers beats Papa Johns?  What are you smoking?
 
2013-03-31 07:54:48 PM
There were three Detroit style on My Pie Monday last week on Slice.   http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2013/03/my-pie-monday-filipino- b reakfast-pie-and-more-slideshow.html#show-314696

Looks like an awesome way to build a pie.  I like the idea of the stripes of sauce on the very top.  And a real bready crust.  I'd let you have the corner as I'm not all that into burnt cheese.
 
2013-03-31 07:56:38 PM

Abox: [sweetbay.gsnrecipes.com image 300x300]
Yum


B*tch, please! This is how you troll a pizza thread:

i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-31 07:57:24 PM
Jacks. It way kicks ass on the tombstones.
 
2013-03-31 08:00:09 PM

Arcanum: TuteTibiImperes: oh_please: OK, I'm just going to settle this:

Papa John's beats Dominos

Dominos beats Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut beats Little Caesars (unless you're on a budget, in which case the Caesar card trumps all others above)

(Insert your favorite local joint here) beats everyone else.

Are we done?

Close, but Pizza Hut beats Dominos
Dominos beats Little Caesars
and Little Caesars beats Papa Johns.

The rest is right.

Little Ceasers beats Papa Johns?  What are you smoking?


I just don't like Papa Johns.  The sauce has a weird sweet aftertaste and they changed the recipe on the garlic sauce that used to make the pizza halfway OK, but now it tastes like chemicals.
 
2013-03-31 08:00:59 PM

Noam Chimpsky: Jacks. It way kicks ass on the tombstones.


3.bp.blogspot.com

Not feeling it.
 
2013-03-31 08:02:36 PM

TuteTibiImperes: oh_please: OK, I'm just going to settle this:

Papa John's beats Dominos

Dominos beats Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut beats Little Caesars (unless you're on a budget, in which case the Caesar card trumps all others above)

(Insert your favorite local joint here) beats everyone else.

Are we done?

Close, but Pizza Hut beats Dominos
Dominos beats Little Caesars
and Little Caesars beats Papa Johns.

The rest is right.


The Pizza Huts and Little Caesars are disgusting around here. half-baked, cold in the middle most of the time. Dominos is OK, but so damn greasy with butter sauce that you have to take a shower afterward. Papa Johns is the only place we can get a halfway decent pizza without paying a mint.
 
2013-03-31 08:02:42 PM

tetsoushima: Apizza is where it's at.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 440x330]

Prefererably baked in a coal-fired brick oven that's the size of a small house.

[www.passion-4-pizza.com image 600x435]


That looks like vomit baked onto dough. No thanks.
 
2013-03-31 08:03:53 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: FINALLY A DETROIT PIZZA THREAD!  Yipee!
[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 510x334]

/suck it, Chicago and New York


Damm I make my Chef-Boy-R-Dee like that.....
 
2013-03-31 08:05:15 PM
Buddy's is epic. Guess who is stopping tomorrow to get a Buddy's pizza to take home. Thanks Fark and Thanks Detroit style pizza!
 
2013-03-31 08:09:52 PM

Intoxoman: tetsoushima: Apizza is where it's at.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 440x330]

Prefererably baked in a coal-fired brick oven that's the size of a small house.

[www.passion-4-pizza.com image 600x435]

That looks like vomit baked onto dough. No thanks.


Those are fresh clams.  They are only available some of the time, and the pizza is delicious in spite of what it looks like.  If clams aren't your thing, there is always the more standard version:

www.passion-4-pizza.com
 
2013-03-31 08:11:16 PM
For anyone who steps in and votes for St. Louis-style pizza:

web1.greatbasin.net
 
2013-03-31 08:12:17 PM
All the genuinely good pizza places in my area have NY style pie, I like the Chicago style myself.
 
2013-03-31 08:13:18 PM
Hold the phone! I gotta go way elite and say that if you're in Michigan and you really need a pizza, get yourself outta Detroit (you'll want to do that anyway) and get yourself up north to Bay City. B&C Pizza is where it's at, my friends.

http://www.bcpizza.org

(I offer the link strictly as an address reference; it may possibly be the worst commercial site I've ever seen.)
 
2013-03-31 08:19:01 PM
A Buddy's is right next to my work.  Culinary Farkers ought to make a trip to a Buddy's, even with the potential of going through the zombie wasteland
 
2013-03-31 08:19:04 PM

K-jack: Loui's:

[slice.seriouseats.com image 500x308]

Detroit's finest.


Loui's is great, I prefer the Green Lantern though.

http://greenlanternlounge.com/
 
2013-03-31 08:26:37 PM

Surool: Abox: [sweetbay.gsnrecipes.com image 300x300]
Yum

B*tch, please! This is how you troll a pizza thread:

[i46.tinypic.com image 334x329]



I'm only half trolling.  I like NY thin crust the best but I do like the occasional Tombstone.
 
2013-03-31 08:27:43 PM
Ugh, sounds nasty. Thick doughy crust? Not for me, thank you.
 
2013-03-31 08:30:26 PM

vossiewulf: Popcorn Johnny: How old are you? I'm talking about 20 years or so ago.

This was >20 years ago. Little Caesars was always the last possible option for pizza.


No - Domino's was and still may be.

Last Little Caesar's I had - maybe 3-4 years ago - came with added hair.

Now I get Palermo's 'Thin Crust Supreme' - the best frozen pizza I've ever eaten and one of the best pizzas ever made.
 
2013-03-31 08:31:18 PM

NewWorldDan: Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:

Sorry dude, that's a Saint Paul style pizza you got there. Good stuff, though. Spicy sauce and the toppings go under the cheese.


It's St Louis style.
 
2013-03-31 08:34:46 PM
As I've stated before I live in Lincoln Park, 5 minutes south of Detroit. I've been enjoying Jet's and Little Ceasers for a decade and then some. Esp. love 8 corner style =9
 
2013-03-31 08:41:01 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Jet's is my favorite Detroit style, wish we had one in KC.


I miss Jets Pizza.
Moved from Metro Detroit to NY several years ago. The thin NY style is great and because it's not a giant dough bomb like some Detroit style can be.It's hard to beat the taste of a corner piece from Jet's. All of the ingredients slightly burnt into the cheese.
/Drool
 
2013-03-31 08:41:46 PM
I haven't had deep dish pizza in 10 years. It's a tourist thing.

/ Chicagoan
 
2013-03-31 08:44:24 PM
So Detroit has become the 'Me too! Me too! LOOK AT ME!!!!' of pizzas?

How about 'no'?

We've had square pizzas here for 60 years and in Brooklyn for close to a hundred.

I went to the site listed and there is not one thing mentioned as to why Detroit pizza is special.

It comes in a rectangle?

BFD.
 
2013-03-31 08:47:48 PM
Jets and vernors in one thread?

You bastards, stop making me crave things.
 
2013-03-31 08:48:13 PM

tetsoushima: Intoxoman: tetsoushima: Apizza is where it's at.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 440x330]

Prefererably baked in a coal-fired brick oven that's the size of a small house.

[www.passion-4-pizza.com image 600x435]

That looks like vomit baked onto dough. No thanks.

Those are fresh clams.  They are only available some of the time, and the pizza is delicious in spite of what it looks like.  If clams aren't your thing, there is always the more standard version:

[www.passion-4-pizza.com image 432x279]


Ok now that one looks good. I'm really wishing I hadn't started some dinner. This threads making me want pizza!
 
2013-03-31 08:49:27 PM
Red's Savoy in St. Paul, MN

Mitch Hedberg's favorite 'za.
 
2013-03-31 08:52:13 PM

State_College_Arsonist: Sauce on top? Meh, I'll pass.


This plus eleventy.
 
2013-03-31 08:52:43 PM
Fired in an oven constructed from burning tires, and piled high with sausage, desperation and broken dreams.
 
2013-03-31 08:56:48 PM
You're all wrong. Colorado-style pizza is where it's at.

/Mmm.... Beau Jo's. Your honey crust does things to my brain.
 
2013-03-31 08:57:44 PM
If you can get pickled bologna as a topping on a Detroit Style Pizza, i am all in.  Wash it down with a Vernors and I am definitely sold...
 
2013-03-31 09:04:32 PM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-31 09:06:50 PM

tetsoushima: Apizza is where it's at.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 440x330]

Prefererably baked in a coal-fired brick oven that's the size of a small house.

[www.passion-4-pizza.com image 600x435]


That looks gross.
 
2013-03-31 09:08:17 PM
I miss the big foot pizza from pizza hut. For pizza hut it wasn't bad.
 
2013-03-31 09:09:30 PM
Is Wayne Brady gonna hafta Smokevitch?
 
2013-03-31 09:11:33 PM
If your NY Style pizza is floppy you're doing it wrong.  Crispy underneath ya bastages!!
 
2013-03-31 09:15:08 PM
You should try it Oklahoma style...

...where you deep fry it in beer batter and cover it with gravy.
 
2013-03-31 09:18:52 PM

reillan: You should try it Oklahoma style...

...where you deep fry it in beer batter and cover it with gravy.


Wouldn't that work in the south too?
 
2013-03-31 09:19:25 PM
I hear Via 313 is the place to go for Detroit style in Austin, TX:   http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/11/via-313-detroit-pizza-i n -austin-texas.html?ref=search
 
2013-03-31 09:22:16 PM

BlousyBrown: I miss the big foot pizza from pizza hut. For pizza hut it wasn't bad.


I think I'm the only one; but....Pizza Hut also did a Chicago-style pizza for a short period of time.  I loved it!  I keep hoping someday they'll bring it back...
 
2013-03-31 09:25:38 PM
Anyone had Indian pizza?

mikes-table.themulligans.org
 
2013-03-31 09:29:58 PM
TX reppin NY style up in here.  Homeslice in Austin is the best NY style this town has to offer.  I take my boy there weekly.
 
2013-03-31 09:30:24 PM

amquelbettamin: Anyone had Indian pizza?

[mikes-table.themulligans.org image 300x199]


Yes, after two weeks of Indian food in Bangalore I had to eat something different. The next night I went back to Indian food. I don't even want to talk about what they tried to pass off as Mexican food.
 
2013-03-31 09:33:41 PM
RIP Dario's

(the old Inkster Dario's, not that fancypants overpriced failure on Ford rd.)
 
2013-03-31 09:39:18 PM

jpo2269: If you can get pickled bologna as a topping on a Detroit Style Pizza, i am all in.  Wash it down with a Vernors and I am definitely sold...


That doesn't sound bad. Or just some slices of Koegel ring bologna. Oh man, that *does* sound good...

/Faygo would work too
//Rock & Rye for life
 
2013-03-31 09:39:32 PM

NewWorldDan: Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:

Sorry dude, that's a Saint Paul style pizza you got there. Good stuff, though. Spicy sauce and the toppings go under the cheese.


It's apparently found throughout the Midwest, often in taverns. Perhaps the styles are one in the same.
 
2013-03-31 09:41:08 PM

douchebag/hater: So Detroit has become the 'Me too! Me too! LOOK AT ME!!!!' of pizzas?

How about 'no'?

We've had square pizzas here for 60 years and in Brooklyn for close to a hundred.

I went to the site listed and there is not one thing mentioned as to why Detroit pizza is special.

It comes in a rectangle?

BFD.


Freaking Wiki:



Detroit-Style Pizza is a style of pizza developed in Detroit, Michigan. It is a square pizza similar to Sicilian-style pizza that has a thick deep-dish crisp crust and toppings such as pepperoni and olives and is served with the marinara sauce on top.[1][2] The square shaped pizza is the result of being baked in a square pan, which is often not a pizza pan.[3] Rather, industrial parts trays are often used, which were originally made to hold small parts in factories.[3]

The crust of a Detroit-style pizza is noteworthy because in addition to occasionally being twice-baked, it is usually baked in a well-oiled pan to a chewy medium-well-done state that gives the bottom and edges of the crust a fried/crunchy texture.
Some parlors will apply melted butter with a soft brush prior to baking.


Get it got it good.

And it's not a new thing, it's just finally starting to get the recognition anyone who's lived in SE Michigan *knows* it deserves. Probably because it's easier to source the pans than it used to be, that plus everyone moving out of Michigan jonesing for it wherever they ended up.

/apparently the guy that owns Detroit Style Pizza is ostensibly responsible for some of that
//whatever, fair enough
///can't believe no one else beat him to that name
 
2013-03-31 09:44:55 PM

Paris1127: NewWorldDan: Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:

Sorry dude, that's a Saint Paul style pizza you got there. Good stuff, though. Spicy sauce and the toppings go under the cheese.

It's apparently found throughout the Midwest, often in taverns. Perhaps the styles are one in the same.


The crust isn't.  Trust me on this.

I can't get Detroit Style pizza in Ann Arbor (wait, unless anyone knows of a place).  Except at a single Jet's in Ypsilanti.  And I'm just an hour from Detroit.   Apparently it's being somewhat replicated well here and there, but standard midwestern square pizza != proper Detroit.  Yummy, sure, but not the same thing.
 
2013-03-31 09:45:44 PM

K-jack: Loui's:

[slice.seriouseats.com image 500x308]

Detroit's finest.


Ha! YES!  I was just about to post that exact picture.
/Hazel Park's finest really :)
 
2013-03-31 09:46:59 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village: Red's Savoy in St. Paul, MN

Mitch Hedberg's favorite 'za.


Best thing ever. Course you can watch them make it and they are opening industrial size cans of ingredients. Doesn't matter. Best food ever. I bet the "special" still ain't 12 bucks like the last time I ate there.
 
2013-03-31 09:47:13 PM

Popcorn Johnny: [torontomanager.com image 425x283]
Jet's wins each and every time.


Wow. That's the most pizza-looking pizza I have ever seen from America. Would eat. The others look like cheese pies or sauced bread.
 
2013-03-31 09:57:20 PM

Surool: I didn't even know they served pizza in Chicago.


They don't. They've got this weird thing for soggy casseroles, though.
 
2013-03-31 10:04:10 PM

DownDaRiver: It sounds as though Detroit has never heard of Old Forge PA


Detroit pizza actually sounds a bit more like the fried sicilian from Victory Pig or Pizza Perfect than the Old Forge style

http://www.victorypigpizza.com/
http://www.pizza-perfect.com/
 
2013-03-31 10:06:22 PM
White clam from Pepe's in New Haven.  The best pizza in America.  (AND, last time I was there they served my 12-year-old kid a beer by mistake.  Good times.  Gotta love middle-aged New England women with chain-smoker voice.  The best waitresses ever.)

Oh, and what the fark is up with the Little Caesar guy and that hair sticking out his toga?  The best case scenario, that it's chest hair which might be right now baked into your pizza, is super gross.  The worst case scenario?  Seriously, dude, don't go there.
 
2013-03-31 10:07:20 PM

tetsoushima: Intoxoman: tetsoushima: Apizza is where it's at.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 440x330]

Prefererably baked in a coal-fired brick oven that's the size of a small house.

[www.passion-4-pizza.com image 600x435]

That looks like vomit baked onto dough. No thanks.

Those are fresh clams.  They are only available some of the time, and the pizza is delicious in spite of what it looks like.  If clams aren't your thing, there is always the more standard version:

[www.passion-4-pizza.com image 432x279]


I didn't realize it was possible for a professional pizzeria to be worse at stretching dough than me at home.  You just made me proud of myself.
 
2013-03-31 10:09:19 PM
Some Jets offer spicy pepperoni off-menu, the kind that curl up into delicious little grease-bowls.
 
2013-03-31 10:15:37 PM
Detroit Style Pizza looks like a used maxi pad.   Thin crust NY style or Regina's from the north end of Boston are the only way to go.   Pizza hut in a pinch the other delivery chains are garbage.   I can get a better pizza from any of the hundreds of Greek pizza/sub shops around me than Dominos etc...   Don't even get me started on having to eat chuckie cheese's pizza.
 
2013-03-31 10:15:45 PM

gingerjet: NewportBarGuy: If it ain't NY-style, it ain't pizza!

If I wanted NY style pizza I'll go to walmart, buy cardboard and nuke it in the microwave with some foul cheese on top.

/yea pizza snob thread!


I'm not sure you can call yourself a pizza snob if you don't like (or eat) pizza. Unless you're such a snob that literally no pizza of this universe could please you and you're going to build a device that allows you to enter parallel dimensions in search of a satisfactory pizza.
 
2013-03-31 10:19:48 PM

White_Scarf_Syndrome: TX reppin NY style up in here.  Homeslice in Austin is the best NY style this town has to offer.  I take my boy there weekly.


I was just fixin to mention Home Slice.  We drive up from San Antonio about once a month just to have it.  Best Ive ever had
 
2013-03-31 10:29:24 PM
lol

that's Sicilian and Pizza Hut has been making it for decades.
 
2013-03-31 10:33:26 PM
And Jets <  Buddy's, sorry.  I had both near me in Auburn Hills and Buddy's was much better.  Yeah, nice to see this type of pizza getting some love.  It's my favorite.
 
2013-03-31 10:34:49 PM

laid back w/bud light: Detroit Style Pizza looks like a used maxi pad.   Thin crust NY style or Regina's from the north end of Boston are the only way to go.   Pizza hut in a pinch the other delivery chains are garbage.   I can get a better pizza from any of the hundreds of Greek pizza/sub shops around me than Dominos etc...   Don't even get me started on having to eat chuckie cheese's pizza.


psst: you don't eat the picture.
 
2013-03-31 10:39:43 PM

DownDaRiver: It sounds as though Detroit has never heard of Old Forge PA


Or Santucci's.
Or this Santucci's.
Or maybe this Santucci's.

(Same family, falling out, everyone goes and opens their own restaurant.)

Also, growing up, San Diego, CA had a chain called 'Square Pan Pizza'. Guess what kinda of pizza they had?

tl;dr;:
Every city has Sicilian pizza.
 
2013-03-31 10:45:26 PM

JohnTuttle: Hold the phone! I gotta go way elite and say that if you're in Michigan and you really need a pizza, get yourself outta Detroit (you'll want to do that anyway) and get yourself up north to Bay City. B&C Pizza is where it's at, my friends.

http://www.bcpizza.org

(I offer the link strictly as an address reference; it may possibly be the worst commercial site I've ever seen.)


B&C is the best pizza and only 5 miles north of me. Party size pizza lasts us 3-4 days and is as good on day 4 as is when it is new.
 
2013-03-31 10:50:43 PM

gingerjet: NewportBarGuy: /Too much?
//God I love pizza threads.

No.  Can't stand Chicago style pizza either.

/people will always prefer the pizza they grew up with


I grew up with Godfather's, so no. Just no.
 
2013-03-31 10:52:22 PM
Here to say that the best Detroit style, hands down is Loui's, in Hazel Park:

louispizza.net

They also have an incredible antipasto salad as well. Get the medium or large, as you WILL want seconds.

Loui used to work for Buddy's about 50 years ago, and he still makes the pizza the way Buddy's did before they got too big for their britches. How good is it? People line up out the door to eat there.

For the record, Jets is not a good representative of "Detroit style". More or less just 1 step up from L.C.s and Dominos.
 
2013-03-31 10:53:45 PM

oh_please: OK, I'm just going to settle this:

Papa John's beats Dominos

Dominos beats Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut beats Little Caesars (unless you're on a budget, in which case the Caesar card trumps all others above)

(Insert your favorite local joint here) beats everyone else.

Are we done?


Totally opposite order (except for the local places):

Local Pizza Joint - almost always better than any chain place in town (any town)
Jets - best of the chain places
Little Caesars - you need to have a decent one.  When you can get it freshly made by someone who knows what they're doing, it's pretty good.
Pizza Hut - used to be better 20 years ago.  Okay at best.
Domino's - tried it after they supposedly relaunched everything.  Still takes like cardboard.  Only a couple around in the Flint area anymore.
Papa John's - tastes like sugar, makes me sick the next day.  Supposedly, they keep and reuse all of their dough the next day.  Even after it hasn't been refrigerated.  Also seems to have been chased out of the Flint area.
 
2013-03-31 10:57:05 PM

JohnTuttle: Hold the phone! I gotta go way elite and say that if you're in Michigan and you really need a pizza, get yourself outta Detroit (you'll want to do that anyway) and get yourself up north to Bay City. B&C Pizza is where it's at, my friends.

http://www.bcpizza.org

(I offer the link strictly as an address reference; it may possibly be the worst commercial site I've ever seen.)


Definitely worth the drive. The one on the South side of town is a place you wouldn't think about stopping in to by the looks of it, but that pizza is great as well. Is there still just the one guy who ate a whole 18 incher for $100.00?
 
2013-03-31 10:57:10 PM
The problem with Chicago Deep Dish is that when it's not done right, it sucks all kinds of ass. But when they get it right, it's the truth. Only go to the original Pizzeria Uno or Due's in downtown Chicago also. The chain restaurant abortions are not worth the trouble. And Chicago thin crust is our best kept secret. Lou Malnati's sucks, don't get it from them.

/one of my local go-tos for Chicago thin is Bill's Pub in Mundelein and Grayslake in the north 'burbs
//their pizza sauce is top notch
 
2013-03-31 10:59:27 PM

Yakk: K-jack: Loui's:

[slice.seriouseats.com image 500x308]

Detroit's finest.

Loui's is great, I prefer the Green Lantern though.

http://greenlanternlounge.com/


Funny, I came here to mention Loui's and was shocked to hear that people even consider Jet's or Green Lantern "Detroit Style" pizza, they both make a good square pizza, but that's about it.  Loui's and Buddy's define "Detroit Style" pizza, I like them both, but I prefer to support Lou's just because he is the little guy. 
 
If you are looking for the best thin crust pizza in Detroit, give Supino's in Eastern Market a try, those guys really got it right.
 
2013-03-31 11:02:23 PM

HotWingAgenda: tetsoushima: Intoxoman: tetsoushima: Apizza is where it's at.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 440x330]

Prefererably baked in a coal-fired brick oven that's the size of a small house.

[www.passion-4-pizza.com image 600x435]

That looks like vomit baked onto dough. No thanks.

Those are fresh clams.  They are only available some of the time, and the pizza is delicious in spite of what it looks like.  If clams aren't your thing, there is always the more standard version:

[www.passion-4-pizza.com image 432x279]

I didn't realize it was possible for a professional pizzeria to be worse at stretching dough than me at home.  You just made me proud of myself.


Glad to help.
 
2013-03-31 11:03:28 PM

Piestar: Ugh, sounds nasty. Thick doughy crust? Not for me, thank you.

 
Actually, not thick and not doughy at all. Somehow the bottom, even with all the gooey toppings, manages to stay really crispy. And the crispy cheese on the edges is damn near the best part.
 
2013-03-31 11:05:58 PM
aiiee
Sorry you like eating used Maxi pads maybe your taste differs from mine.   That pizza looks unappetizing to me.
 
2013-03-31 11:06:20 PM

3StratMan: JohnTuttle: Hold the phone! I gotta go way elite and say that if you're in Michigan and you really need a pizza, get yourself outta Detroit (you'll want to do that anyway) and get yourself up north to Bay City. B&C Pizza is where it's at, my friends.

http://www.bcpizza.org

(I offer the link strictly as an address reference; it may possibly be the worst commercial site I've ever seen.)

Definitely worth the drive. The one on the South side of town is a place you wouldn't think about stopping in to by the looks of it, but that pizza is great as well. Is there still just the one guy who ate a whole 18 incher for $100.00?


No its happened 5 times twice by the same guy I think he was about 19 Or 20 and it's $200.00 now
 
2013-03-31 11:12:13 PM

jrat454: 3StratMan: JohnTuttle: Hold the phone! I gotta go way elite and say that if you're in Michigan and you really need a pizza, get yourself outta Detroit (you'll want to do that anyway) and get yourself up north to Bay City. B&C Pizza is where it's at, my friends.

 
http://www.bcpizza.org
 
(I offer the link strictly as an address reference; it may possibly be the worst commercial site I've ever seen.)
 
Definitely worth the drive. The one on the South side of town is a place you wouldn't think about stopping in to by the looks of it, but that pizza is great as well. Is there still just the one guy who ate a whole 18 incher for $100.00?
 
No its happened 5 times twice by the same guy I think he was about 19 Or 20 and it's $200.00 now
 
Wow. It has been a while since I was there last. Probably at least 5 years. Used to drive from Wayne for it. And to Traverse City for the Prime Rib at Boone's.
 
2013-03-31 11:12:32 PM

happyleper: For anyone who steps in and votes for St. Louis-style pizza:

 
[web1.greatbasin.net image 400x400]
 
stlouiseats.typepad.com
 
/Delicious.
//Raised on that stuff.
 
2013-03-31 11:15:12 PM

laid back w/bud light: aiiee
Sorry you like eating used Maxi pads maybe your taste differs from mine.   That pizza looks unappetizing to me.


Dude, just because you don't like the look of it doesn't mean you gotta compare it to something extracted from a bloody orifice. You're a moron.
 
2013-03-31 11:19:24 PM
The only thing more pathetic than regional food dick-measuring threads are, well, there is nothing more pathetic.  Just eat the pizza that you enjoy and move on with your life.  There are more important things to worry about.
 
2013-03-31 11:29:12 PM
I usually go with the Bob style pizza.
 
www.certsoft.com
 
2013-03-31 11:42:14 PM
The best pizza is at Rodolfo's, on my side of the town.
 
The worst pizza is at Ciccio's, on your side of the town.
 
2013-03-31 11:44:05 PM
+1 for Buddy's !
 
2013-03-31 11:52:22 PM
No love for Windsor-style pizza?
eatthistown.files.wordpress.com
Shredded pepperoni = more per bite!
Black spots on crust = more flavour!
 
2013-03-31 11:55:35 PM

downstairs: Popcorn Johnny: You know what goes great with some Michigan style pizza?

[img.photobucket.com image 225x400]

Oh yeah

Oh, crap... now you've made this a ginger ale snob thread!

/Only drinks dry
//Could never get into Vernors


Quit whining. It could just as easily have been Faygo Redpop. 
 
/Vernors used to be better.
 
2013-04-01 12:00:41 AM

demaL-demaL-yeH: downstairs: Popcorn Johnny: You know what goes great with some Michigan style pizza?

[img.photobucket.com image 225x400]

Oh yeah

Oh, crap... now you've made this a ginger ale snob thread!

/Only drinks dry
//Could never get into Vernors

Quit whining. It could just as easily have been Faygo Redpop. 
 
/Vernors used to be better.


Do normal people drink Faygo?  I occasionally see it on store shelves, but I'd be too embarrassed to buy a bottle lest someone think I'm an ICP fan.
 
2013-04-01 12:04:09 AM

3StratMan: jrat454: 3StratMan: JohnTuttle: Hold the phone! I gotta go way elite and say that if you're in Michigan and you really need a pizza, get yourself outta Detroit (you'll want to do that anyway) and get yourself up north to Bay City. B&C Pizza is where it's at, my friends.
 
http://www.bcpizza.org
 
(I offer the link strictly as an address reference; it may possibly be the worst commercial site I've ever seen.)
 
Definitely worth the drive. The one on the South side of town is a place you wouldn't think about stopping in to by the looks of it, but that pizza is great as well. Is there still just the one guy who ate a whole 18 incher for $100.00?
 
No its happened 5 times twice by the same guy I think he was about 19 Or 20 and it's $200.00 now
 
Wow. It has been a while since I was there last. Probably at least 5 years. Used to drive from Wayne for it. And to Traverse City for the Prime Rib at Boone's.

 
*puts fingers in ears*
Laaaaaalllllallalallallaaaaaaaaaaaallaaaaalalalaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
 
Just to let you know: I hate all three of you guys.
 
I miss Howell muskmelons in season. 
I miss that nice beer and chicken from Frankenmuth. 
 
Now ship me some aged (2 years+) Pinconning cheese.   
/The real deal, not that 'Pinconning-style' crap from Wisconsin.
//Seeya 'bye.
 
2013-04-01 12:04:52 AM
Shout out to Pizzaricos and the original Flying Wedge before it went to hell.
 
2013-04-01 12:05:23 AM

TuteTibiImperes: demaL-demaL-yeH: downstairs: Popcorn Johnny: You know what goes great with some Michigan style pizza?

[img.photobucket.com image 225x400]

Oh yeah

Oh, crap... now you've made this a ginger ale snob thread!

/Only drinks dry
//Could never get into Vernors

Quit whining. It could just as easily have been Faygo Redpop. 
 
/Vernors used to be better.

Do normal people drink Faygo?  I occasionally see it on store shelves, but I'd be too embarrassed to buy a bottle lest someone think I'm an ICP fan.


I don't know: Haven't touched it since before they started making pop with HFCS.
 
2013-04-01 12:24:06 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Do normal people drink Faygo? I occasionally see it on store shelves, but I'd be too embarrassed to buy a bottle lest someone think I'm an ICP fan.


time to time. Rock and Rye in a glass bottle is awesome.
 
And in general the whole Faygo lineup made for really cheap and varied mixers in college.
 
2013-04-01 12:30:39 AM

3StratMan: Here to say that the best Detroit style, hands down is Loui's, in Hazel Park:

 
[louispizza.net image 850x326]
 
They also have an incredible antipasto salad as well. Get the medium or large, as you WILL want seconds.
 
Loui used to work for Buddy's about 50 years ago, and he still makes the pizza the way Buddy's did before they got too big for their britches. How good is it? People line up out the door to eat there.
 
For the record, Jets is not a good representative of "Detroit style". More or less just 1 step up from L.C.s and Dominos.
 
a jets opened near my parents place in the NW burbs of chicago. pretty disappointing. the photo you posted looks tasty though.
 
the crust on the jets pizza seemed undercooked. and there was so much dough. chicago deep dish may be like a casserole, but at least the base of the crust is still pretty thin. i'd rather pile on more sliced tomato, spinach, cheese and mushrooms.
 
2013-04-01 12:39:30 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Do normal people drink Faygo? I occasionally see it on store shelves, but I'd be too embarrassed to buy a bottle lest someone think I'm an ICP fan.

 
I get it occasionally (love the Red Pop, it tastes like red).  In my experience non-ICP fans usually buy it for parties and other gatherings because it's cheap, so you can get a lot of it for relatively little.  Anyone know if they still do the 3 liter bottles?
 
For the Jets fans out there, order it with turbo crust, it's farking awesome.  For the record, I don't consider Jets to be Detroit Style Pizza because the sauce is under the cheese, but it is farking delicious.
 
2013-04-01 12:44:17 AM

TuteTibiImperes: demaL-demaL-yeH: downstairs: Popcorn Johnny: You know what goes great with some Michigan style pizza?

[img.photobucket.com image 225x400]

Oh yeah

Oh, crap... now you've made this a ginger ale snob thread!

/Only drinks dry
//Could never get into Vernors

Quit whining. It could just as easily have been Faygo Redpop. 
 
/Vernors used to be better.

Do normal people drink Faygo?  I occasionally see it on store shelves, but I'd be too embarrassed to buy a bottle lest someone think I'm an ICP fan.


I do when I can get it.  Last time is when I was in Michigan over the Christmas holidays.
 
I've been told there is a market in Portland, Oregon that carries it, but I haven't had the opportunity to drive up there and find it.
 
2013-04-01 12:47:34 AM

meat0918: TuteTibiImperes: demaL-demaL-yeH: downstairs: Popcorn Johnny: You know what goes great with some Michigan style pizza?

[img.photobucket.com image 225x400]

Oh yeah

Oh, crap... now you've made this a ginger ale snob thread!

/Only drinks dry
//Could never get into Vernors

Quit whining. It could just as easily have been Faygo Redpop. 
 
/Vernors used to be better.

Do normal people drink Faygo?  I occasionally see it on store shelves, but I'd be too embarrassed to buy a bottle lest someone think I'm an ICP fan.

I do when I can get it.  Last time is when I was in Michigan over the Christmas holidays.
 
I've been told there is a market in Portland, Oregon that carries it, but I haven't had the opportunity to drive up there and find it.


I see it here in FL mainly at the shady unbranded gas station convenience stores that have a display of 'water pipes', paper roses in glass tubes, and packets of psuedo-legal powders.
 
2013-04-01 12:56:57 AM

TuteTibiImperes: meat0918: TuteTibiImperes: demaL-demaL-yeH: downstairs: Popcorn Johnny: You know what goes great with some Michigan style pizza?

[img.photobucket.com image 225x400]

Oh yeah

Oh, crap... now you've made this a ginger ale snob thread!

/Only drinks dry
//Could never get into Vernors

Quit whining. It could just as easily have been Faygo Redpop. 
 
/Vernors used to be better.

Do normal people drink Faygo?  I occasionally see it on store shelves, but I'd be too embarrassed to buy a bottle lest someone think I'm an ICP fan.

I do when I can get it.  Last time is when I was in Michigan over the Christmas holidays.
 
I've been told there is a market in Portland, Oregon that carries it, but I haven't had the opportunity to drive up there and find it.

I see it here in FL mainly at the shady unbranded gas station convenience stores that have a display of 'water pipes', paper roses in glass tubes, and packets of psuedo-legal powders.


I'm so close to just ordering a case.
 
2013-04-01 01:24:13 AM

Popcorn Johnny: NewportBarGuy: /Loved me some Crazy Bread as a kid.

Now there's no disputing this, Crazy Bread was awesome. Sadly, even that's not the same as it used to be.


This↑
 
2013-04-01 01:25:37 AM
Pizza Luce > all this garbage
 
/also, no mention of Rocky Rococo's? Weird. So glad there's still a location in Brooklyn Center.
 
2013-04-01 01:36:04 AM
For Chicago, I like Lou Malnati's.  It's not a stunt pie like Geno's or Giordano's, just a regular slightly thick crust, baked like normal not fried like Pan pizza.  Crust tastes like good bread, the sauce is simple, not overworked.  It tastes like tomatoes, not ketchup and scabs.

Oh, Imo's is actually ok if you order with mozzarella instead of that mixture of candle wax and jizz called "Provel."
 
2013-04-01 01:38:44 AM

TuteTibiImperes: oh_please: OK, I'm just going to settle this:

Papa John's beats Dominos

Dominos beats Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut beats Little Caesars (unless you're on a budget, in which case the Caesar card trumps all others above)

(Insert your favorite local joint here) beats everyone else.

Are we done?

Close, but Pizza Hut beats Dominos
Dominos beats Little Caesars
and Little Caesars beats Papa Johns.

The rest is right.


Best mass-produced "pizza"

Pizza Hut
Domino's (if you ask for double cheese)
Papa John's (Except for their pepperoni pizza. Why put cheese on top of the pepperoni, damnit?)
Domino's (If you don't ask for extra cheese. Why so stingy, Domino's?)
Little Ceasar's
Papa John's pepperoni pizza with soggy pepperoni

Worst
 
2013-04-01 01:39:58 AM

3StratMan: Here to say that the best Detroit style, hands down is Loui's, in Hazel Park:

They also have an incredible antipasto salad as well. Get the medium or large, as you WILL want seconds.

Loui used to work for Buddy's about 50 years ago, and he still makes the pizza the way Buddy's did before they got too big for their britches. How good is it? People line up out the door to eat there.

For the record, Jets is not a good representative of "Detroit style". More or less just 1 step up from L.C.s and Dominos.


You do know that Antipasto is made of the remains of what ever else has been made along with some standard olives and pepperchinos and itailan dressing, maybe some vinger wine.
Its just mostly old meat and cheese that has been collected in a bucket.
 
2013-04-01 01:49:58 AM

Subdue their bellies: Some Jets offer spicy pepperoni off-menu, the kind that curl up into delicious little grease-bowls.


 
La Nova, Buffalo. That is all.
 
2013-04-01 01:50:06 AM
I want an Indian (dot not feather) style pizza. Can you imagine that? Chicken vindaloo pizza.
 
ANY QUESTIONS? GOOD, NOW GET YOUR FARKING SHINEBOX!
 
2013-04-01 01:51:59 AM

panfried: [blog.mlive.com image 400x276]
Loves Detroit Style pizza.
This guy makes the best!


Little Caesar's isn't Detroit-style. Try Buddy's, they're WAY better.
 
2013-04-01 01:55:22 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: Yeah. I'll go get some with an armored division.


You've never even been to Detroit, have you? The suburbs are great, and you can get this pizza in the suburbs.
 
2013-04-01 01:57:41 AM

DownDaRiver: It sounds as though Detroit has never heard of Old Forge PA


Just from looking at it, it is not even remotely the same.
 
2013-04-01 02:00:33 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: I just enjoy "NY Style", not thin crust and not blocky Sicilian. Cooked bread that bends and tastes good, not burnt to a crisp which makes me think I am eating charcoal bricks.  High sodium mozzarella and if the place doesn't do it right, I put the damn salt onto it myself!


If it bends, it isn't pizza.
 
2013-04-01 02:00:55 AM
Hungry Howie's has a new Deteoit style pizza coming out tomorrow. Made with fresh dough and it's a different dough than the round pizza, which I don't really like. Hopeful that it will be deliscious!
 
2013-04-01 02:06:35 AM

JohnTuttle: Hold the phone! I gotta go way elite and say that if you're in Michigan and you really need a pizza, get yourself outta Detroit (you'll want to do that anyway) and get yourself up north to Bay City. B&C Pizza is where it's at, my friends.

http://www.bcpizza.org

(I offer the link strictly as an address reference; it may possibly be the worst commercial site I've ever seen.)


And you should be ashamed of yourself, since you're near the last of the Bilbo's. 
 
/Spinach and mushroom stuffed - whole wheat crust - for the win.
 
2013-04-01 02:12:55 AM
This is all I got at my pizza shop:
 
media-cdn.tripadvisor.com
 
Our Chicago Style.
 
I can do a Detroit thing...all I gots ta do is find a rectangle pan.
 
2013-04-01 02:14:25 AM

Popcorn Johnny: You know what goes great with some Michigan style pizza?

 
[img.photobucket.com image 225x400]
 
Oh yeah
 
I ain't be done hatin' no Vernon's!
 
2013-04-01 02:15:01 AM

The Dynamite Monkey: Lemme be a total asshat and clear this thread up for good.  Here's a primer:

PIZZA:  (Patsy's, NYC.  Brick oven, char crust, fresh mozz and basil)

[www.seamless.com image 700x500]

NOT PIZZA: (Geno's, Chicago.  Buttery Shortbread and goo from a pan. Gross, wasted or sober, plus you have to wait 45 minutes for it)

[citybuzz.com image 450x301]

DEFINITELY NOT PIZZA!: (Detroit pizza, wtf, looks like it would be good if you were wasted and what the fark is brick cheese?)

[www.pizzareports.com image 400x200]

ANY QUESTIONS! GOOD NOW GET YOUR FARKING SHINEBOX!

/ hope you know I am kidding
/I like Detroit for Vernor's if nothing else


Where's the toppings?
 
2013-04-01 02:22:31 AM

prjindigo: lol

that's Sicilian and Pizza Hut has been making it for decades.


It's actually nothing like Pizza Hut's, and it's not really Sicilian, although it's sort of related.
 
2013-04-01 02:40:35 AM

Abacus9: DarkSoulNoHope: I just enjoy "NY Style", not thin crust and not blocky Sicilian. Cooked bread that bends and tastes good, not burnt to a crisp which makes me think I am eating charcoal bricks.  High sodium mozzarella and if the place doesn't do it right, I put the damn salt onto it myself!

If it bends, it isn't pizza.


...so the logical converse would be that whatever doesn't bend is therefore pizza?
 
2013-04-01 02:54:29 AM

jdbob: I usually go with the Bob style pizza.

 

That looks like pita bread with topped with chicken and assorted garbage.

 

StreetlightInTheGhetto: TuteTibiImperes: Do normal people drink Faygo? I occasionally see it on store shelves, but I'd be too embarrassed to buy a bottle lest someone think I'm an ICP fan. time to time. Rock and Rye in a glass bottle is awesome.

 

Agreed, and nothing else tastes like it.

 
2013-04-01 02:59:36 AM

Maus III: Abacus9: DarkSoulNoHope: I just enjoy "NY Style", not thin crust and not blocky Sicilian. Cooked bread that bends and tastes good, not burnt to a crisp which makes me think I am eating charcoal bricks.  High sodium mozzarella and if the place doesn't do it right, I put the damn salt onto it myself!

If it bends, it isn't pizza.

...so the logical converse would be that whatever doesn't bend is therefore pizza?


Technically yes, but I didn't say that all things that aren't pizza bend.
 
2013-04-01 03:00:36 AM

Maus III: Abacus9: DarkSoulNoHope: I just enjoy "NY Style", not thin crust and not blocky Sicilian. Cooked bread that bends and tastes good, not burnt to a crisp which makes me think I am eating charcoal bricks.  High sodium mozzarella and if the place doesn't do it right, I put the damn salt onto it myself!

If it bends, it isn't pizza.

...so the logical converse would be that whatever doesn't bend is therefore pizza?


Sounds like a Zen riddle to me.
 
/That thing in front of me that projects an image of text, pictures, and video that doesn't bend? It's a pizza!
 
2013-04-01 04:17:34 AM
Came for the pizza with 9mm bullets.
 
2013-04-01 04:25:17 AM
So, it's like foccaccia with pizza toppings?
 
2013-04-01 04:42:49 AM
Lately I've given up paying too much for lousy pizza. I just make my own. I use a baking stone and make my own sauce.
 
I buy my pepperoni from a small curing shop. It's just a tiny local place run by an old couple from Italy. You probably haven't heard of it.
 
2013-04-01 04:46:07 AM

cevarius: So, it's like foccaccia with pizza toppings?


No, not even close.
 
2013-04-01 06:31:20 AM
As an expat - I've found it interesting how the big-name US chains are all here, but taste different.
 
In the US, I'd take Pizza Hut over Papa John's any day.  In the UK - Papa John's is slight better (IMHO) and Pizza Hut is considerably worse.
 
2013-04-01 08:41:51 AM
My first job was working at Little Caesars about twenty years ago. The dough was fresh every day, and the sauce - amazing! We had packages of 'spice blend' which included a TON of white pepper (among other things)...the Crazt Bread was aces, and everything was cooked to order....now it's just kinda sad. Also, if you have a food service job, don't do acid while at work.
 
 
Now, I need to take a road trip. I have two days off and a car. Where should I go to get the best damn pizza? I don't have time to make it to Detroit...
 
2013-04-01 08:52:23 AM
You know why Chicago, New York, and Detroit pizzas all suck? 
 
collateraldamage.files.wordpress.com
 
They ain't got Wyngz.
 
2013-04-01 09:58:41 AM

Tumunga: Where's the toppings?

 
I'll tell you where they are... if the pizza is perfect they are totally unnecessary!!!!!
 
That being said, Patsy's and most of the Grimaldi family joints use Calabrese sausage in the place of what the rest of us call Pepperoni, and it is farking great.
 
2013-04-01 10:51:06 AM

Popcorn Johnny: You know what goes great with some Michigan style pizza?

[img.photobucket.com image 225x400]

Oh yeah


Awesome stuff. Makes me cough but it's so tasty. Pizza and a Boston cooler. mmmmmmmm
 
2013-04-01 11:37:01 AM
Why, this is news to me, I didn't know that Detroit was still inhabited by humans.  Or maybe the rats have learned how to cook pizza. 
 
/ratatouille, anyone?
//yes, back to read the thread and article
 
2013-04-01 12:44:26 PM
CSB: Went to high school with the guy.

Good job spreading the gospel, Smoke. Keep it up.
 
2013-04-01 01:21:46 PM

Abacus9: cevarius: So, it's like focaccia with pizza toppings?

No, not even close.


If you say so. Every photo/description certainly makes the case, though...

/made focaccia last night
 
2013-04-01 01:58:31 PM

JonnyG: I hate to break it to everyone, but the best pizza you'll ever eat comes from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Pictou County Pizza

They even ship this stuff all over the place.

*drools*


I grew up in PEI, and the only thing Pictou exported to us was the smell of pulp & paper mills on windy days.
 
2013-04-01 02:16:57 PM
They have made Pizza in Rhode Island like since day 1 - who knew?
 
2013-04-01 02:50:04 PM
Totally opposite order (except for the local places):

Local Pizza Joint - almost always better than any chain place in town (any town)
Jets - best of the chain places
Little Caesars - you need to have a decent one.  When you can get it freshly made by someone who knows what they're doing, it's pretty good.
Pizza Hut - used to be better 20 years ago.  Okay at best.
Domino's - tried it after they supposedly relaunched everything.  Still takes like cardboard.  Only a couple around in the Flint area anymore.
Papa John's - tastes like sugar, makes me sick the next day.  Supposedly, they keep and reuse all of their dough the next day.  Even after it hasn't been refrigerated.  Also seems to have been chased out of the Flint area.


I'd agree with that, but I'd move Pizza Hut to the bottom. Then add Papa Ginos below that -- seriously the most disgusting of the chain places.
 
2013-04-01 03:56:59 PM
Vindaloo? Next will be the lemon curry.
 
2013-04-01 04:44:05 PM

Ex-Texan: Vindaloo? Next will be the lemon curry.


Lemon curry?
 
2013-04-01 05:56:22 PM

DrGunsforHands: Hungry Howie's has a new Deteoit style pizza coming out tomorrow. Made with fresh dough and it's a different dough than the round pizza, which I don't really like. Hopeful that it will be deliscious!


Aw HELL no.

Gonna suck and people are gonna assume they know what they're talking about.  Hell, people in this thread are judging food based off pictures.  Sheesh.
 
2013-04-01 07:39:35 PM

downstairs: Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:
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which I prefer. NY has some good pizza too (I went to Grimaldi's last time I was there, and it was some of the best pizza I've ever had). Of course nothing beats Italian pizza...

Thanks for pointing that out.  Lived in Chicago for 30+ years, and absolutely LOVE the paper-thin, crispy style pizza.

Cut into squares, to boot!

/Also loves some deep dish
//Also loves NY style pizza from time to time.
///Its pizza!  Its all good!
////Can't we all just get along?


The best thin crust pizza in Chicago is actually found in Gary, IN.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/flamingo-pizza-of-miller-gary

Yes, it's safe to go there.
 
2013-04-01 07:56:39 PM
If I had to pick a favorite, it would be coal fired thin crust, with traditional Neopolitan a close second.  But thanks to all you bastards,  I had to drive over to Buddy's tonight and get this:

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Best pizza around here is Tomatoes Apizza (the location with the coal oven).  Of course, better than any of that is the stuff I make myself at home:

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^ carmelized fennel, onion, fresh mozzarella dusted with basil, romano cheese, and cracked pepper.
 
2013-04-01 08:34:46 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: FINALLY A DETROIT PIZZA THREAD!  Yipee!
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/suck it, Chicago and New York


And they totally forgot to mention that it's the PAN that makes it great - and that there has been a serious shortage of pans available, contributing to the national shortage of detroit-style pizza.... but now i see you have that covered.
Also, green lantern is not in detroit, it's in madison heights.  That's my area... but I've never actually been there, sad to say.

panfried: [blog.mlive.com image 400x276]
Loves Detroit Style pizza.
This guy makes the best!


They actually started making "deep dish" pizza which combines some of the goodness of detroit pizza with their addictive sauce.
 
2013-04-01 10:12:56 PM
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Amar Pizza in Hamtramck is my personal favorite.

For those who are still confused, Detroit pizza is the Goldilocks of pizzas.  Chicago pizza is the size and depth of a small swimming pool - delicious, but eat one slice and you enter a food coma.  New York pizza is paper thin, has hardly any sauce or toppings and you can pretty much starve to death while eating it.  Detroit style isn't too thick or too thin - it's just right.  And that crust isn't something you throw away - it's something you fight over.  Everyone wants those corner pieces.
 
2013-04-01 10:42:02 PM

Jerry Westerby: You know why Chicago, New York, and Detroit pizzas all suck? 
 
[collateraldamage.files.wordpress.com image 353x351]
 
They ain't got Wyngz.


If those were the best damned wings in the entire world I would still refuse to try them just because of the spelling.
 
2013-04-01 10:58:41 PM
I read the article, and looked at the diagram.
1, OK. 2, OK. 3, OK.
4? WTF is this brick cheese heresy? And WTF is brick cheese? Come on... some mozzarella, add in some other Italian cheeses for flavor... Maybe if you're feeling saucy, some cheddar (eh, no.) or this brick cheese. Why don't you just layer processed American cheese slices on the quasi-pizza like they do in the Uncivilized Territories?

Other than that, Detroit style does look like a good balance between a Sicilian and a Chicago deep dish. I'd eat it if it had proper cheese on it.

And whoever mentioned Hungry Howies... I had that nasty stuff when I was living in Orlando. That's a crime against my stomach. Effing putrid.
 
2013-04-01 11:33:28 PM

ThatGuyOverThere: And they totally forgot to mention that it's the PAN that makes it great - and that there has been a serious shortage of pans available, contributing to the national shortage of detroit-style pizza.... but now i see you have that covered.
Also, green lantern is not in detroit, it's in madison heights. That's my area... but I've never actually been there, sad to say.


Eh, just go when you're bored some night (that isn't a big game night, unless you want to watch it with a crowd, in which case, still fun just get there a touch early).  Pretty decent / laid back place.  Cheap Labatt, decent pizza that's not crazy expensive, 's all good.
 
2013-04-02 12:17:38 AM

cevarius: Abacus9: cevarius: So, it's like focaccia with pizza toppings?

No, not even close.

If you say so. Every photo/description certainly makes the case, though...

/made focaccia last night


Focaccia is good, but it's not pizza. Detroit style can be hard to describe if you've never had it. Something in-between New York and Chicago style. Similar to Sicilian, but not quite. You just have to try it for yourself.
 
2013-04-02 12:45:57 AM

Jerry Westerby: You know why Chicago, New York, and Detroit pizzas all suck?

[collateraldamage.files.wordpress.com image 353x351]

They ain't got Wyngz.


I hope you know that Wyngz =/= wings.
 
2013-04-02 01:05:39 AM

Cerberus: I read the article, and looked at the diagram.
1, OK. 2, OK. 3, OK.
4? WTF is this brick cheese heresy? And WTF is brick cheese? Come on... some mozzarella, add in some other Italian cheeses for flavor... Maybe if you're feeling saucy, some cheddar (eh, no.) or this brick cheese. Why don't you just layer processed American cheese slices on the quasi-pizza like they do in the Uncivilized Territories?

Other than that, Detroit style does look like a good balance between a Sicilian and a Chicago deep dish. I'd eat it if it had proper cheese on it.


"Brick cheese" is just the name of a proprietary cheese they get. I used to work at a Buddy's right after high school, and it's not just some brick of cheese you buy at the store. They special order it from a manufacturer in Wisconsin that makes this special blend of cheese exclusively for Buddy's (don't know about other Detroit style cheeses). It arrives in these large bricks that get sort of ground up into chunks, rather than shredded, and this goes on the pizza. It's perfectly good cheese, tastes like some mozzarella blend.

Cerberus: And whoever mentioned Hungry Howies... I had that nasty stuff when I was living in Orlando. That's a crime against my stomach. Effing putrid.


Amen.
 
2013-04-02 01:49:07 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: I can't get Detroit Style pizza in Ann Arbor (wait, unless anyone knows of a place).  Except at a single Jet's in Ypsilanti.  And I'm just an hour from Detroit.   Apparently it's being somewhat replicated well here and there, but standard midwestern square pizza != proper Detroit.  Yummy, sure, but not the same thing.


Just south of Ann Arbor is Dexter, which has a great little pizza place called Audrey's or Aubrey's...  I can't quite remember now, but it's a nice little non-chain place with a brick oven and some really awesome pizza.  Garlic dipping butter too.
 
2013-04-02 03:16:39 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Paris1127: NewWorldDan: Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:

Sorry dude, that's a Saint Paul style pizza you got there. Good stuff, though. Spicy sauce and the toppings go under the cheese.

It's apparently found throughout the Midwest, often in taverns. Perhaps the styles are one in the same.

The crust isn't.  Trust me on this.

I can't get Detroit Style pizza in Ann Arbor (wait, unless anyone knows of a place).  Except at a single Jet's in Ypsilanti.  And I'm just an hour from Detroit.   Apparently it's being somewhat replicated well here and there, but standard midwestern square pizza != proper Detroit.  Yummy, sure, but not the same thing.


There's a Buddy's Pizza in Livonia on Plymouth. Kind of a drive from Ann Arbor, about 25 minutes down M-14, but maybe worth it. Other than that, there's a Cottage Inn in Ypsilanti on Washtenaw (or maybe Cross st?) right off campus from EMU. Not really Detroit style, but still freakin' good 'za.
 
2013-04-02 09:55:18 AM

Abacus9: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Paris1127: NewWorldDan: Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:

Sorry dude, that's a Saint Paul style pizza you got there. Good stuff, though. Spicy sauce and the toppings go under the cheese.

It's apparently found throughout the Midwest, often in taverns. Perhaps the styles are one in the same.

The crust isn't.  Trust me on this.

I can't get Detroit Style pizza in Ann Arbor (wait, unless anyone knows of a place).  Except at a single Jet's in Ypsilanti.  And I'm just an hour from Detroit.   Apparently it's being somewhat replicated well here and there, but standard midwestern square pizza != proper Detroit.  Yummy, sure, but not the same thing.

There's a Buddy's Pizza in Livonia on Plymouth. Kind of a drive from Ann Arbor, about 25 minutes down M-14, but maybe worth it. Other than that, there's a Cottage Inn in Ypsilanti on Washtenaw (or maybe Cross st?) right off campus from EMU. Not really Detroit style, but still freakin' good 'za.


Aren't there TWO cottage inns on campus?  I feel like there are.
 
2013-04-02 11:36:00 AM
petesapizza.com

i still don't know what new haven style pizza is.

or what an apizza is.
 
2013-04-02 12:32:04 PM
farm4.static.flickr.com

Comos. Ferndale. That is all.
 
2013-04-02 03:55:18 PM

Abacus9: Focaccia is good, but it's not pizza. Detroit style can be hard to describe if you've never had it. Something in-between New York and Chicago style. Similar to Sicilian, but not quite. You just have to try it for yourself.


Well, yeah, cause it doesn't have pizza toppings on it. A few simple tweaks to the flour/water/oil ratios, what looks like a cast iron pan, and some toppings and it's suddenly pizza...
 
2013-04-02 04:16:11 PM
Correction, blue steel pans:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=13687.0

Detroit-style dough recipe:

9oz Flour
5.68oz Water
0.33tsp Instant Dry Yeast
1tsp Salt
0.5tsp Oil
1.33tsp Sugar
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,3783.msg62787.html# ms g62787


Water/flour ratios aren't too far off from my focaccia dough - 8.5oz flour/6.5oz water - and using less yeast than I do, though I only proof/rise mine for about 2 hours before baking off since I'm usually doing it last minute...
 
2013-04-02 06:22:14 PM

bongmiester: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

Comos. Ferndale. That is all.


Are you local?
 
2013-04-02 10:47:21 PM

ThatGuyOverThere: bongmiester: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

Comos. Ferndale. That is all.

Are you local?


was
 
2013-04-03 12:43:22 AM

ThatGuyOverThere: Abacus9: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Paris1127: NewWorldDan: Paris1127: For those of you bashing "Chicago-style": the term is a misnomer, as there are two pizza styles to be found in Chicago... The Deep Dish that many love to hate (I'm indifferent), and the thin-crust:

Sorry dude, that's a Saint Paul style pizza you got there. Good stuff, though. Spicy sauce and the toppings go under the cheese.

It's apparently found throughout the Midwest, often in taverns. Perhaps the styles are one in the same.

The crust isn't.  Trust me on this.

I can't get Detroit Style pizza in Ann Arbor (wait, unless anyone knows of a place).  Except at a single Jet's in Ypsilanti.  And I'm just an hour from Detroit.   Apparently it's being somewhat replicated well here and there, but standard midwestern square pizza != proper Detroit.  Yummy, sure, but not the same thing.

There's a Buddy's Pizza in Livonia on Plymouth. Kind of a drive from Ann Arbor, about 25 minutes down M-14, but maybe worth it. Other than that, there's a Cottage Inn in Ypsilanti on Washtenaw (or maybe Cross st?) right off campus from EMU. Not really Detroit style, but still freakin' good 'za.

Aren't there TWO cottage inns on campus?  I feel like there are.


It's possible. I haven't really lived on campus in ten years. I just know the one for sure.
 
2013-04-03 12:48:11 AM

cevarius: Abacus9: Focaccia is good, but it's not pizza. Detroit style can be hard to describe if you've never had it. Something in-between New York and Chicago style. Similar to Sicilian, but not quite. You just have to try it for yourself.

Well, yeah, cause it doesn't have pizza toppings on it. A few simple tweaks to the flour/water/oil ratios, what looks like a cast iron pan, and some toppings and it's suddenly pizza...


You don't have to put any toppings on pizza. I had a customer once that wanted a "pizza": wheat crust, no cheese, no sauce, and just mushrooms and tomatoes. But that's beside the point.

It's not just the crust, it's a special type of cheese, and the way the sauce is applied (I think it's a special type of sauce, too). It's not a Chicago casserole or a New York cracker, it's just right. But it ain't focaccia.
 
2013-04-03 12:18:01 PM

bongmiester: ThatGuyOverThere: bongmiester: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

Comos. Ferndale. That is all.

Are you local?

was


Am

Abacus9: It's possible. I haven't really lived on campus in ten years. I just know the one for sure.


I guess we're both outdated by a decade or so.  Looks like we're the old men, Ace.
 
2013-04-04 12:22:27 AM

ThatGuyOverThere: bongmiester: ThatGuyOverThere: bongmiester: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

Comos. Ferndale. That is all.

Are you local?

was

Am

Abacus9: It's possible. I haven't really lived on campus in ten years. I just know the one for sure.

I guess we're both outdated by a decade or so.  Looks like we're the old men, Ace.


Speak for yourself, pal, I'm merely middle-aged.
 
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