Here’s the challenge: devour Detroit, one pizza at a time.
Inspired by a story on the best pizzas in metro Detroit, I have landed on a noble goal: get an accurate education in Detroit pizza.
My curriculum: two pizzas a month (at least) for a year.
My coursework: this blog.
(Update: clearly I have not eaten as much pizza as I should have – but still working on it)
In my research on Detroit pizza, I was pleased to discover that Detroit is considered by James Beard Award-winning food journalist Alan Richman to be the 3rd best pizza city in the nation, just behind New York and San Fran, and perhaps surprisingly (though not to me) above #4 Chicago.
Little known to Detroit dwellers and outsiders alike, there is a Detroit-style pizza. But the mix of cultures and influences means that there’s a great variety of pies available in the metro area, so our selection is not limited to this one execution — though it is a fine style, and one of my favorites.
We all know sharing is caring; I plan to share with you my impressions as I sample all the pizza I can get my mouth around. I am starting out with a list of pizza places that will undoubtedly grow as time goes on. Please send your suggestions for places to visit, and I’ll add them to the destinations list!
- Buddy’s Pizza
- Amici’s Pizza
- Loui’s Pizza
- Crust Pizza and Wine Bar
- Luigi’s Original
- Dan Good’s
- Cloverleaf Bar
- DiNoto’s Genuine Italian
- Green Lantern
- Tomatoes Apizza
- Hungry Howie’s
- Lucky Duck’s
- Fresh Farm’s Market
- Cottage Inn
- Brooklyn Pizza
- Pizza Cutter
- Bricks (added 9/10)
- Royal Oak Brewery (added 9/10/09)
- Red Devil (added 9/11/09)
- Bob’s Pizza (added 9/11/09)
- Papa Ramano’s (added 9/11/09)
- Little Ceasar’s (added 9/11/09)
- Nikki’s (added 9/21/09)
- Aubree’s (added 9/26/09)
- Jerusalem Pizza (added 9/28/09)
- Frank’s Restaurant and Pizzaria (added 11/5/09)
- Sportsmans Pizzeria (added 11/5/09)
- Geno’s Pizza (added 1/31/10)