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18
May
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The Detroit-Style Pizza Trend Proves It’s Hip to Be Square

Detroit-style pies are heating up pizza ovens well beyond the Motor City. CHRISTINA IZZO MAY 16, 2018 Real-deal Detroit pies use Wisconsin brick cheese, a semisoft variety that has the tang of cheddar but a higher fat content for optimum melt.  Photography by Hunter Townsend When it comes to pizza, are you Team Chicago or […]

26
Apr
The Hill Online

Michigan Dem: Detroit-style pizza ‘sweeping the nation’

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) fired back at Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday in an ongoing argument over which style of U.S. pizza reigns supreme, declaring that Detroit-style pies are “sweeping the nation.” “Don’t get too saucy. Detroit-style is what’s sweeping the nation,” Peters tweeted in response to Murphy’s claim that pizza from places other than New York, New […]

25
Apr
Restaurant Hospitality

Detroit-style pizza finds its niche outside Motor City

Customers across the country are digging the “red top” Across the country, Detroit-style pizza is gaining popularity, even in markets like New York and Chicago that often shun an outsider’s pie. The popularity of the “red top,” a nickname for the pies that are finished with sauce, is coinciding with the revival of the Motor […]

09
Mar
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The Ten Best Pizza Places in Denver — 2018 Edition

The Ten Best Pizza Places in Denver — 2018 Edition A classic Detroit-style pan, complete with stripes of sauce. Paul Joyner Photography Blue Pan Pizza 3930 West 32nd Avenue, 720-456-7666 3509 East 12th Avenue, 720-519-0944 Who knew that Denver would embrace Detroit-style pizza when Blue Pan Pizza debuted in 2015 in West Highland? Under the focused eye […]

14
Feb
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Fox 31 Visted Blue Pan for National Pizza Day!

Video to make your mouth water: National Pizza Day   DENVER — Melted cheese with thick spicy sauce and the aroma of fresh basil … and that crust. You can almost taste it just by the sound when it breaks. Friday was National Pizza Day. There are as many styles of pizza as there are […]

08
Nov
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Eat Here: 100 Restaurants We Can’t Live Without

Blue Pan Pizza 3930 West 32nd Avenue, 720-456-7666 3509 East 12th Avenue, 720-519-0944 bluepandenver.com Who knew that Denver would embrace Detroit-style pizza when Blue Pan Pizza debuted in 2015 in West Highland? Under the focused eye of chef and co-founder Jeff “Smoke” Smokevitch (who now runs two Blue Pan locations with partner Giles Flanagin), the cozy […]

04
Nov
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Food and Wine Loves blue pan and Detroit Style Pizza

Prepare to Fall in Love With This Underappreciated Style of Pizza Courtesy of Paul Joyner Unless you’re lucky enough to hail from Detroit, in which case you already know. David Landsel November 01, 2017 You never forget your first Detroit-style pizza. Mine was at Buddy’s, one of the oldest pizzerias in the Motor City. Sitting at the corner […]

01
Nov
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5280 Magazine – Where to Find Denver’s Best Pizza

Clockwise from top left: Blue Pan Pizza’s Brooklyn Bridge; Enzo’s End Pizzeria’s Spinaci; Pizzeria Lui’s Lawn Boy; a seasonal pie from Brava! Pizzeria & Cafe. Photo by Aaron Colussi Blue Pan Pizza Blue Pan Pizza opened a spacious second location in Congress Park in August (the original is in Highland) to feed the growing horde […]

12
Oct
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THRILLIST – DENVER’S BEST PIZZA RESTAURANTS

BLUE PAN WEST HIGHLANDS & CONGRESS PARK Best for Detroit-style pies Yes, this place serves other kinds of pizza (you’ll find New York, Italian, and Chicago-style pies on the menu), but that’s not what you’re here for. The specialty from award-winning pizzaiolo Jeff “Smoke” Smokevitch is the addictive Detroit-style pies which transform often-trashed crust into the […]

25
Aug
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5280 Magazine • Blue Pan Pizza Opens in Congress Park

Blue Pan’s second location opened last night. Blue Pan Pizza Opens in Congress Park The beloved pizzeria opened the doors to its new outpost last night—and the house was packed. BY DENISE MICKELSEN | AUGUST 24, 2017 There’s a lot going on in Congress Park dining these days (Sweet Cooie’s and 12@Madison are prime examples), as Denver restaurateurs cater to the densely packed […]

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