And so we're here to pay homage to that most superior of deep-dish pizzas, the deep-dish pizza to which all other so-called "deep dish" pizzas aspire to: Detroit deep dish.
First, it starts with a little bit of automotive history. Detroit might be its deep-dish pizza, but it is even more so the Motor City, and many local innovations over the past century are directly born from its automotive roots. Like our neighborhood-skewering freeways and vast swathes of parking lots. (No one said all innovation was inherently good.)
And so it is that, in 1946, Gus Guerra was looking to add new menu items to his struggling neighborhood bar, Buddy's Rendezvous at 6 Mile and Conant, and acquired a few unused blue steel (not the Zoolander pose, the grade of steel) industrial utility trays from a friend who worked at a factory.