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Detroit: The Guerra Legacy Lives on at Cloverleaf

In a world where so many pizza creation stories are debatable (if not outright myths), the history of Detroit-style pizza is surprisingly clear. There is no dispute that Gus Gurra introduced the city to its signature pizza style when he added pizza to the menu of his bar, Buddy's. Guerra sold his business in the early 1950s, but went on to found Cloverleaf. More

United States of Pizza: Michigan

When many people hear the words Michigan and pizza, chances are they next think of Domino's and Little Caesar's. While those massive chains and a couple smaller local ones do play heavily into The Wolverine State's pizza scene, there's more to Michigan pizza than that, and a ton of good locally-owned pizzerias all over the state. Here's our guide to a few Michigan favorites. More

Daily Slice: Brooklyn Pizza in Birmingham, Michigan

October! National Pizza Month! This month we'll be bringing you Daily Slice, quick snapshots of slices and pies all of us at the Serious Eats empire have been enjoying lately. —The Mgmt. [Photograph: Maggie Hoffman] You can order whole pies at Brooklyn Pizza in Birmingham, Michigan, but everyone seems to be here for a quick thin-crusted slice, a pitstop near the Anthropologie or on the way to the movie theater. Slices are reheated in a wood-burning Renato oven—when we asked about it, the cashier said it was about time to put another log on the fire.... More

Reader Rec: 'Supino Pizzeria Is the Real Deal'

Reaching in to the Slice mailbag, we've got ... Supino's eponymous pie. The Supino features roasted garlic, black olives, chile oil, ricotta, red sauce, and mozzarella. [Photograph: seekoh on Flickr] Adam, Summerfield here. After reading the link about pizza in Detroit, posted on Slice in August, I've had two eating experiences at Supino, which was rated No. 1 by the Detroit Free Press.Supino is the real deal. Its pizza is pretty near a New York–Neapolitan style. The crust actually seems slightly thinner than what I remember New York metro pizza to be (it's been nine years since eating a pie... More

The Detroit Metro Area's Top 25 Pizzas

[Credit: Detroit Free Press] In May Alan Richman dropped his Top 25 Pizza List in GQ magazine and in a related story somewhat counterintuitively declared Detroit the No. 3 pizza city in the U.S. The Detroit Free Press now seems to be reacting to the pizza spotlight—a little late but better than never. What's interesting, though, is that the Freep story focuses not on the Sicilian style that Richman praised as being "flawlessly executed" consistently throughout the region but on the up-and-coming pizzerias in the Motor City. The paper rounds up 25 places to check out. View the list,... More

Buddy's Deep-Dish Pizza in Detroit: Better Than NYC Pizza?

This is rare: a New Yorker who travels somewhere outside NYC, eats pizza, and claims it superior to Big Apple pies. Who knew a Gothamite could admit such things?! ;) In this case, it's Buddy's, with its Detroit deep-dish pizza: So what makes Buddy's so great? As my dad likes to say, it all begins with a well-seasoned and greased blue steel pan. The dough rises in the pan, before brick cheese and then sauce is added. Different toppings find their way to different layers of the pizza. Brick cheese is also an important part of the whole equation.... More

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