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(Detroit Free Press)   Forget Chicago and New York style pizza, Detroit style is where it's at   ( freep.com) divider line
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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 08:09:52 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.
 
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