Wednesday, January 30, 2013

[Real Detroit] Buddy's Restaurant + Pizzeria

Photo by Nicole Rupersburg.

Buddy's Restaurant + Pizzeria is Detroit's original original. This is where "Detroit-style deep dish" was born over 65 years ago, and it is Detroit's most famous pizza. How famous is Buddy's famous pizza? Well, it's been covered by the New York Times and New York Post and Food Network and Food + Wine and GQ and Oprah Magazine and Parade Magazine and Zagat. That famous.

If you don't know what Detroit-style deep dish is, you must be new here. It is those dense square pizzas with the crispy edges where the cheese bubbles over and fuses to the sides. It is a heavy, industrial-grade pizza that perfectly suits our industrial-sized Detroit appetites. It is the pizza of the people – not the fancy, dainty pizzas with toppings that had to clear customs, but simple, hearty pizza for the working man. Buddy's Pizza is Detroit. Detroit is Buddy's Pizza.

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