The Square Beyond Compare: 8 Facts You Must Know About Detroit-Style Pizza

January 24, 2017


It’s the true square beyond compare. Detroit-style pizza was reportedly born in the late 1940’s at a Detroit speakeasy-turned-bar-turned-pizza joint called Buddy’s Rendezvous (now a member of the PMQ Pizza Hall of Fame). Owner Gus Guerra’s Italian mother-in-law created a square, pan-baked, Sicilian-style pizza that was the cat’s meow with World War II GIs returning from Europe. Men’s Journal calls it “America’s Most Overlooked Pie,” but it has lately become all the rage with hipsters at Emmy Squared in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Here are 8 useful facts you need to know about Detroit’s greatest export since the