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08
Jan
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Motor City Memories

My journey to Detroit-style pizza is personal. Growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, pizza was a staple of my childhood. I had to have it. I had to have LOTS of it. One of my most vivid childhood memories is finally figuring out the location of my family’s local pizzeria. I was approximately eight […]

31
Dec
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Where Denver food writers loved to eat in 2018.

Where Denver food writers loved to eat in 2018.  Following an Eater tradition, we asked a group of restaurant writers, journalists, bloggers, and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Their answers to the annual “Year in Eater” survey will be revealed in several posts this week. First up, the […]

13
Aug
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Blue Pan made the list of top 10 best gluten free pizzerias in the country. Thank you to all who voted!

Blue Pan made the list of top 10 best gluten-free pizzerias in the country. Gone are the days when going gluten-free meant a bleak future of tasteless meals. No matter the reason for forgoing wheat, diners can still tuck into one of America’s most popular comfort foods–pizza–at these 10 pizzerias offering gluten-free pies. BLUE PAN […]

18
Jun
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How Detroit secretly created the best pizza you’ve never tasted

If you ask your average New Yorker, all pizza falls into two basic categories: New York-style (i.e. real pizza) and everything else. But coming from Detroit – secretly one of the best pizza cities in the country – I know better. Moving to New York in the late aughts was exciting. It meant 4 am last call, not […]

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
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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
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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 […]

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