As a native suburban Detroiter, I grew up just 6 miles north of Detroit. My parents, Jack and Sara, were huge fans of Detroit Style Pizza. Eating outside the home was a rare treat for our middle-class family.
My Mom was the 24-7-365 chef in our household. However, from time to time, she would say to my Dad, I'm not cooking tonight. We knew exactly what that meant...Detroit Style Pizza!
Since I moved to Dallas in 2001, I have longed for genuine Detroit Style Pizza. Luckily, my wife Kerry (Native Texan and Owner at Baller Mom Meals) told me to make it happen. So, I did. I went to Detroit, enlisted the services of Shawn Randazzo at the Detroit Style Pizza Co., learned how to make DSP , and now I'm making it for North Texans.
In 1946, Gus Guerra created
the first "Detroit Style Pizza."
Later, Gus opened Cloverleaf Pizza.
Today, Gus' creation has influenced several Detroit Style Pizza places across the USA.
Dough - 70% Hydration
Baked in a Deep Dish Pan
Caramelized Cheese Crust
Sauce on Top