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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?

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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
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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.
 
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