Someone in a boardroom a while back decided it would be a great, no, an amazing idea to create an item that would take critical market share away from the competition. And thus the Little Caesar's Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza was born.
'Detroit Style Pizza' on Serious Eats
Great big news today, as Little Caesars announces the release of its latest pizza creation, the DEEP!DEEP! Dish Detroit-style Pizza. Even better, the new pie is actually two pies, because "four corners of perfection weren't enough."
A late-night food truck serving pizza on Austin's East 6th Street bar strip sounds like a perfect combination—almost like pepperoni and melted cheese. But Detroit-style pizza? Most Austinites aren't familiar with it, including me.
It's unofficially Michigan Day on SE pizza site Slice. First Buddy's, now Loui's. The pizza at this Hazel Park, Michigan, joint is hefty and rectangular, meant to get you through a frigid winter evening like a giant pan of lasagna would.
The chewy, caramelized cheese where the slice touches the edge of the pan has a texture somewhere between crunchy and just short of beef jerky. If you could top the entire pie with that, it would either be heaven or the worst kind of overkill. I don't know which, but I wouldn't mind finding out.
This is rare: a New Yorker who travels somewhere outside NYC, eats pizza, and claims it superior to Big Apple pies. Who knew a Gothamite could admit such things?! ;) In this case, it's Buddy's, with its Detroit deep-dish pizza: So what makes Buddy's so great? As my dad likes to say, it all begins with a well-seasoned and greased blue steel pan. The dough rises in the pan, before brick cheese and then sauce is added. Different toppings find their way to different layers of the pizza. Brick cheese is also an important part of the whole equation....