A proper Detroit pizza isn’t made in just any pan—to get the trademark square crust with a crunchy exterior and caramelized cheese edge, you need a deep, thick steel pan. And while Detroit-style pizza doesn’t get quite the hype of Chicago deep-dish pies or NYC slices, its devotees are equally serious about their pizza (especially the corner slices). The now-famous square pizza made its debut at Buddy’s Pizza in 1946, and it’s continued to be praised as Detroit’s best ever since. But Detroit restaurants don’t stick to square pizzas exclusively: at pizzerias around the city, you can find pizza by the slice or the pie made in a variety of styles.

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