🥊 Pizza championship final: Detroit vs. Chicago
It had to be this way.
- The battle for Axios Local pizza supremacy is down to Detroit and Chicago.
💭 Joe's thought bubble: There's no debate between these two extra-bready pizza styles: Detroit is king. The legion of Detroit-style imitators cropping up across the country says it all. Everyone wants to be like Detroit.
- The crispy crust bursting with flavor is the perfect contrast to the deep dish dough. Complaints about the spotty sauce are myopic. Grab a butter knife and spread the sauce around however you like.
- We've also got variety. One of the city's most revered pizzarias, Supino, serves up thinner, East coast-style pies cooked to perfection.
The other side (from Axios Chicago's Monica Eng): I have faithfully loved my Chicago styles — from tavern to stuffed to deep dish — for half a century, but in recent years I've fallen hard for Detroit's yeasty dough, slightly sweet sauce and crackly caramelized edges.
- Do I still love it when my beau brings me a box of Buddy's from a roadtrip to Detroit? Of course! But with all the great pizza styles — including Detroit — right here in our amazing pie town, I'm already well-supplied.
Vote here until 3 pm. Winning city gets a pizza party!
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