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Happy National Detroit-Style Pizza Day!

It’s National Detroit-Style Pizza Day! To celebrate, a pair of conversations. First, Karen Dybis. The author of “Detroit Style Pizza: A Doughtown History” and friend of the pod meets me at Buddy’s on Conant and Six Mile (McNichols) in Detroit. Book: https://www.amazon.com/Detroit-Style-Pizza-Doughtown-American/dp/1467151947  Second, Wesley Pikula. With more than 40 years of experience starting as a dishwasher, he knows the pizza business and Buddy’s better than anyone. We talk...

Love Potato Chips? Here's A Free Preview Of The New Book "Better Made In Michigan"

Detroiters love our potato chips. It’s so very Detroit, right up there with coneys and Faygo. It’s almost like you can’t imagine the Motor City without the salty taste of this simple snack food. But did you know the rise of what we know today as one of the pantheon of Detroit foods is a story in itself? More than forty local chip companies once fed the never-ending appetite for salty snacks here, including New Era, Everkrisp, Krun-Chee, Mello Crisp, Wolverine and Vita-Boy. Only Better Made...

BOOK SNEAK PEEK: The Ford-Wyoming Drive-In, "My Favorite Place On Earth"

If there’s something that’s almost inextricably tied to car culture, it’s the drive-in movie theatre. Detroit, being an epicenter of that, had some of the most amazing ones. Today, it’s the Ford-Wyoming in Dearborn that still stands. Having just finished this book by Karen Dybis (you may have seen her byline before with the Detroit News or DetroitUnspun), instead of going through some sort of in-depth review, we asked if she’d share a sample chapter of her creation “Ford Wyoming Drive-in: Cars...

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