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Patrick
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 11:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I always though Buscemi's had some of the best pizza. It was unique and tasty and each store was loaded with all sorts of pop and junk food. I used to go to the one on Gratiot just north of 8 mile near my old house. There is another one at 12 and Gratiot and one on Hoover. There is also one on Van Dyke and 18 and a former location at 14 and Schoenherr. Is it a franchise or is it family owned?
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Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 12:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why do I gotta be Mr. Pink?
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Blort
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Steve Buscemi rules. I wish he owned the party stores.
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Chitaku
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Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 1:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Family/Franchise

my friends worked there on the Hall rd location. They were sick bastards
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Ravine
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I used to frequent the 8 Mile/Gratiot location, back in the early 70's. The pizza-- which was absolutely superb-- was known as "spingueni." (sp?) Never knew why. Never questioned it. Didn't care. Ate lots of it.
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Devinc
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tania's in royal oak beats all other pizza.
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Goombah's was better.
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Was family owned and operated but now franchized by the family as well as supplied from their warehouse on Gratiot.
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Ja1mz
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Does anyone remember Dinos pizza from the 60s/70's? I think there was a store on Mack in GPW. During the recent cold snap I stopped in a local pizza place on 12/hoover called Paulies , and found out its run by the son of the original Dinos chain.
He said they still use the original Dinos recipe. Its still as good as I remember.
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Cambrian
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Louis's Pizza on Dequindre in Hazel Park is the best pie I've had and I'm tried damn near all of 'em.
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Patrick
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Louie's is pretty good so is the Green Lantern. I heard Aldo's on kelly made a good one too. east siders know pizza a lil better anyways!
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Zephyrprocess
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quote:

Does anyone remember Dinos pizza from the 60s/70's? I think there was a store on Mack in GPW



Ja1mz--that would be approx Roslyn & Mack, on the west side of the street, yes?

As I recall it, the ascendancy of Little Caesar's was their demise.
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Gtat44
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They had Dino's At Schoolcraft and Patton on the west side (sorry eastsiders) before 96 ran through there.


Also there was the Italian Tavern a couple doors down from Quik Save drug store on Kelly Road they had some top notch pizza before they closed down.
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Dan
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I must say of all the newbies, I think "Blort" has the best name.

Welcome BLORT
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Bobj
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Loui's is fantastic and most likely the best.

I went to East Detroit High School and ate at Buscemis many, many days! Great pizza, in the Spring we would buy pizza and hang out on the median on Gratiot and smoke certain "special" cigarettes.

My brother delivered for a Dino's on 9 Mile in Warren for probably 3 years - made pretty good money and we got free pizzas all the time. Whenever someone would call in a fake order and delivery was refused, the delivery guy got the pizza. Good times!
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Kiplinger
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Dino's and Red Devil were run by a family of brothers. I thought Dino's was bought out by Dominos.
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Ja1mz
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yup I think you're right Zephyrprocess..Mack and Rosyln..the owner of Little Paulies said the bigger chains use more Provolone than Mozzarella because of cost I guess...
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Eric_w
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I really like Buscemi's-they also have a store in Troy on Rochester Road north of Big Beaver. Good stuffed peperoni rolls too! They used to make a good Italian sub the Torpedo.
Loved Dino's too used to have one Fenkell by Beaverland St.There is a Dino's Pizza in Dearborn at Outer Drive & Monroe.
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Tammypio
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Bobj: My late brother worked at that Dinos on 9 Mile and Ryan for a couple of years too. I remember getting a lot of free pizzas! They were great pizzas!
Loui's in Hazel Park is very good, but I'm still a fan of the original Buddys on 6 and Conant.
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Blort
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Thanks.

I also like pizza. I have been eating a lot of Jet's latly.
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Gistok
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Yes Jet's is great pizza. Also Nona's on Harper near Allard in Harper Woods.
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Neilr
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The Pizza Place on Ford Road in Dearborn, delivery and take out only, has really good pizza and chicken. Also, it's halal if that matters to you.
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Enduro
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Jets is the best that delivers to Corktown (that I'm aware). I called Happy's during the NFL playoffs for some ribs and pizza. I was sorely disappointed.

There's a Gelato <sp> (Italian Ice Cream) place in Dearborn and another in Royal Oak that's not too bad. Of course, eating that smooth textured ice cream while you wait sure doesn't hurt.
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Chitaku
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Simple Miracles Downtown is awesome!
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Eastside_charlie
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Simple Miracles, i concur. Randolph/Farmer, Can't beat their prices, probably the best value Downtown.
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 11:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

if you took a bite of every pizza in the world #1 would be Buscemi's!
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Tammypio
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I remember that jingle...something like "I'm a pizza taster and I oughta know!" went with it.
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Waxx
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 12:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't know if anyone knows this, but there's a Buscemi's on Kercheval in Grosse Pointe Park about 3 blocks east of Alter. They're good-their subs and garlic bread are 2 die 4, but Mr.C's wipes 'em out hands down! Didja know that the Red Devil recently reopened? But it's under new management-I gotta check it out 1 day. But Buscemi's is 1 of the few pizza joints where u can still get $1 Snapples-rare, ain't it?
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Drm
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 7:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Jets is the best that delivers to Corktown (that I'm aware).



Have you tried Detroit Pizza Factory, Paul's Pizza, Sicily's, Amicci's, etc.?
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Supersport
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You're all on crack, Little Caesars is the best! $5 hot and ready!
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Jimaz
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We tried a Jet's "8-corner" pizza recently. The crust had just the right amount of crispiness.

We were considering trying Sorrento's on Van Dyke in Utica. I think it's been there for a long time, since the 60s? Are there any opinions about Sorrento's?
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Rbdetsport
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Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 3:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hall Road and Hiedenrich- Buscemis pizza
19 Mile and Garfield- Buscemis pizza
22 Mile and Hayes- Buscemis pizza

And yes, Louis Pizza is the best.
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Seanharper
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 12:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Buscemi's is an east side institution, great as always. A late friend was a nephew of the founder and worked there for years.

Carlo's Pizza (another eastside institution) is some great pie too. Rumor is that Carlo is the uncle of "Papa John" who is supposedly from the metro area.
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Danny
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Steve Buscemi owns a lot of franchised convenient stores and pizza bars throughout Macomb County cities. One the proud Italian family businesses in Metro Detroit areas.
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Michmeister
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Red Devil re-opened? At the old locale?
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Schoolcraft
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If I was a Wizard I would turn you all in to muppets and control all of you from my living room with my XBOX.
Best pizza is NIKIS Greek town.
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Adamjab19
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I have been eating Sorrento's for a long time! (about 12 years or so...) I have always enjoyed their pizza and was the only pizza that was brought into my house while I was growing up. Try their bread sticks with the pizza sauce. I enjoy their ham and mushroom, but whatever topping you get would be fine!
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Chitaku
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As a regular connoisseur of Nikkis (four times a week I grab a drunken slice), i Will say it is not the best.
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Gibran
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MrC's amd Buscemis what a great sense memory, I remember many nights searching for enough change to buy a slice of pizza from one of the two...The Denby crowd of 77 must have spent a a lot if our disposable income there...thanks for the memory.
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Genesyxx
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My girl was talking about going there this weekend. I never heard of the place. According to their severly underdeveloped website, all of their locations are in Macomb County. Is that right? I'd hate to travel a good half hour for some slices.
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Superaygun
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Gibran, you mentioned the Denby crowd of 1977. i have two sisters, one class of '77 and one of '78! were you a Thespian there, by chance? perhaps you knew them...
loved Mr. C's; as a kid that was our regular spot when we lived in EEV.
yeah, whatever happened to Red Devil? still around?
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Waxx
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My uncle (now a resident of Milwaukee, WI) is a '78 Alumni of Denby HS. I'll ask him next time he comes back 2 the D. And Yes, Red Devil is still around, it recently reopened, and it's black-owned now. I haven't eaten there since '94! Where I work is not 2 far from it but I'll check it out 1 of these days.
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Gibran
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No was not a Thespian, but knew many Jill L and Janice were sisters that come to mind...great productions at the time...
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Superaygun
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no way, Gibran! i am Jill and Janice's little sister!! how funny!
yes, Waxx, ask your uncle if he remembers these two pretty blonde sisters from Denby...let me know how Red Devil is if you do check it out. haven't even thought about that place since i was a little kid...
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Gibran
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Really, wow I been searching for Jill for a long time...tell her John S says hello....I remember spending time at your parents home....in the late seventies...
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Gibran
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Your sisters were extremely talented and great people....They went off to NY and I tried to find out how Jill was doing through mutual friends..
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Superaygun
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i haven't talked to her in a while, but i will definitely relay the message! she is married living in NY and works as a writer for Screen Gems. Jan is married with two daughters and living in SCS. they still keep in touch a lot of their friends from Denby, in fact. i know Jill was even in town for the Thespian reunion back in '05.

sorry to derail the thread, guys! back to pizza...
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Gibran
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last thing...Thanks so very much...I think you were just a little person when I knew your sisters.....I am so glad she made it in NY, I always knew she would,,,, your sisters represented the best in Denby from that time...I was a class officer and we really had a great class. Pizza, oh yes that's how this started :}
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Superaygun
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LOL! sure thing, Gibran. :-) if you have any other shout-outs for J & J feel free to email 'em to me at fromthelionsmouth at yahoo dot com. i'm sure Jill would be flattered to know that you remember her fondly!
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Gibran
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Thank is I will...you can reach me at jsassin@uark.edu....
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Gibran
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Who remembers Milroys Fish and Chips?
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Urbanize
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Buscami's won;t be receiving my business anymore. Last time I ate some pizza from there (last weekend), I had Food Poisoning the rest of that night. If I get my pizza from any party store, it will be Mr. C's in Grosse Pointe.
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Yaktown
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I love a good pizza thread! I just wish Buscemi's had manifest destiny and open a store on the westside. Other than that, the best pizza I've had recently is Cottage Inn. Their sauce is so good, it's almost TOO good. However, they are a little pricey. Last month I had a pie from Pizza Express. The sauce was too sweet and the toppings kinda bland, I won't patronize them anymore. And nice recall on the Dino's Pizza! I remember they did have great pizza in the late 70's/early 80's.
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Urbanize
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Cottage Inn, NOW you're talking. They just opened one over on Mack and Alter rd. The pizza was good unfortunately, tat's one of the only ones in the city limits, let along the east side and service is horrible.
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Yes, Cottage Inn, Chicken Mediterranean. I also miss one that, yes, Pizza Hut had about three years ago....their Chicago Style Pizza. Great crust. I also like Green Lantern. Green Lantern was my first pizza....in 1957. I'm old.

LIAB
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Soomka1
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There was a place on Little Mack just before 12 Mile in SCS that had the best pizza. We moved in 2000, so I don't know if they are still there but it was the best.
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Enduro
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Speaking of sweet pizza has anyone had (I guess they're still open) Roma pizza in Southgate? The sauce was soooo sweet it was like eating candy and if you ever ate inside it was like being in a New Jersey gangster film. Kind of creepy yet cool.
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When I was a little kid we use to go to Milroys all the time. I don't remember where it was, but I remember walking into the building.
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Gibran
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There was one on Kelly road across from Guardian Angels....if you wen there between 1975-77 on a friday night I could have cooked your dinner...

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