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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 299
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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.
 
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