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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2011, 11:54:28 AM »
They're from Italy & I'm pretty sure that they are made by Paderno World Cuisine.  They are only 1" high, the picture looks a little deceiving.

Matt


Thank you, Sir, for the info!

I have to look deeper into those pans because not too long ago I had a slice of Sicilian pie from Marcello's and it was just amazingly good. Biting into a soft pillow is probably how to describe it best.

Don,

Thanks a bunch for the input. Very helpful and makes a decision easier.
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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2011, 12:26:05 PM »
Another pizzamaking dot com -er goes pro to rave reviews!  How cool is that!
Zane and I emailed a bunch back and forth last year on these pies, and I even drove an hour to meet up with his brother to split a 40 lb block of brick cheese he scored from Foremost to experiment with.  I did not get to meet him since he was not at work that day as planned, but like some covert black market deal it still worked out.  "I'm here for the cheese".  What?  Too funny, but these guys are definately passionate and serious and I think that already shows.
As far as the authenticity of these pies, well, that standard is not a standard at all.  All the famous Detroit style pizzerias have differences and change with the times.  And these changes for whatever reasons always result in "less" it seems.  The last Buddy's I had was a disappointment, and just last week I picked up a Loui's for my dad and OH NO, it ain't what is was from the time before and it was definately not an improvement.  What a shame.
So I would be willing to bet that VIA 313's pies are more authentic and true to what this style once was than what some of the originators are putting out today.  Which is just what one would expect and happens regularly from pizza dot com -ers.
So wishing VIA 313 all the best and happy to see Detroit being mentioned in the positive for a change.
Like the name too.  313 is the Detroit area code for those that may not be in the know.
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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2011, 10:05:11 PM »
Stopped by for a fix tonight, the slice was just as good as a pie to-order.  Pillowy guts, crispy edge and an excellent sauce.  If you are in Austin, Get some!

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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2012, 11:06:13 PM »
Tom...

http://hilahcooking.com/homemade-pizza/ Check it out. Brandon was featured on Hila Cooking (she's a local food blogger).
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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2012, 08:40:09 PM »
She is a little, umm, eccentric, eh?  I watched 5 or 8 of her videos, not sure what to think.  I liked the pizza one though.

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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2012, 09:11:56 PM »
Tom, I think the word you're looking for is annoying :)

I sincerely hope Brandon approaches Detroit style pizza a lot more seriously than NY, because most of that video had me cringing.

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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #48 on: January 02, 2012, 09:16:10 PM »
Tom, I think the word you're looking for is annoying :)

I sincerely hope Brandon approaches Detroit style pizza a lot more seriously than NY, because most of that video had me cringing.

I don't remember him remotely claiming it was NY pizza... nope, watched it again. Didn't hear him say "we're going to make NY pizza"... did hear them say home made pizza, but not NY style, so, there's that...

And yes... she's "different", but she has a loyal audience in the local area, so it's good PR for them here.

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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2012, 09:17:20 PM »
She is a little, umm, eccentric, eh?  I watched 5 or 8 of her videos, not sure what to think.  I liked the pizza one though.
She's got a hipster appeal in the area. Not exactly my cup of tea to watch, but some of the food she cooks is good.
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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #50 on: January 02, 2012, 09:22:12 PM »
I don't remember him remotely claiming it was NY pizza... nope, watched it again. Didn't hear him say "we're going to make NY pizza"... did hear them say home made pizza, but not NY style, so, there's that...

Fair enough.  How about:

I sincerely hope Brandon approaches Detroit style pizza a lot more seriously than non Detroit styles of pizzas, because most of that video had me cringing.

« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 03:21:36 AM by scott123 »

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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #51 on: January 02, 2012, 09:25:40 PM »
I am old fashioned I guess, but I hate to see pretty women curse.  I would rate her culinary skills up there with my 15 year old daughter.  Her chile sucked, she doesn't have a clue how to make tamales, and her salsa isn't worth spit.  I hate to piss on someones parade, but come on.....

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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #52 on: January 02, 2012, 09:27:51 PM »
Scott, I do not know what Detroit style is, but I can tell you that Via 313 pizza is Freaking Good pizza.  Those guys Rock.

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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2012, 10:31:18 PM »
Well... never mind then... me and my bright ideas...

Enjoy, gentlemen...
« Last Edit: January 02, 2012, 10:34:49 PM by Ronzo »
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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2012, 11:14:26 PM »
Ron, I like your ideas. This is an invaluable thread and I'm grateful that you posted that video.  It didn't, imo, show Brandon in a very favorable light from a perspective of pizza obsessives, but my feelings about Via 313 do not reflect in any way my feelings towards you and your contribution to this forum.
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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #55 on: January 03, 2012, 09:20:48 PM »
Don't get all mad, Ron, I enjoyed that particular video, and like you say she has a following and almost all publicity is good publicity.

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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #56 on: January 04, 2012, 03:24:19 AM »
I've been stalking the forums on Pizzamaking.com for some time and I always thought that if there was one forum where users treated each with respect and avoided the common pitfalls that make the vast majority of forums useless rubbish full of angry people that sit behind keyboards all day it was this one.  My reasoning was always that these forums were full of 'do'ers' as opposed to 'haters' if you will.  However this thread takes the cake and prompted me to finally open an account here as I cannot believe the comments I continued to read. 

First of all, I live in Austin.  I don't know these guys personally, I did however eat their pizza last week.  Whether it's 'authentic' (whatever that means, honestly outside of a VPN certification how would any of us know what is 'authentic' ??) or not is irrelevant to me and honestly outside of a few select people on this thread nobody else really cares either.   What I do know is that they were busy and that my pizza was unlike anything I had ever had before in the other cities I called home.  Detroit style pizza is killer and like TScarborough said above, I'll be back for more.

Secondly, after Ronzo posted that 'cooking' video I gave it a watch.  I then promptly watched a bunch of Hilah's videos and did some research on her (she is all over the place and has a large following from what I can gather).  Was it my cup of tea?  Not really, however not everything is about me, or you, etc etc etc.   Not everything is for me, or for you either, etc.  Sometimes we are simply not the target audience for whatever is out there.  These video's are annoying to me, but that's ok.  That just means it's not for me.   What is being lost in the noise here and not being considered is the audience to which Brandon was speaking to and the goal of her videos as a whole.  With her 'act' she probably fills a niche market of slacker/hipster types that probably don't do a ton of cooking.  Do you think that anybody going on her show talking overly technical about anything will attract the viewers she is targeting?  Or do you think that by keeping it simple that she is able to hit her audience?  Just because you and I and the rest of us pizza geeks get off on bakers %'s, hydration points, cold rises, starters, etc doesn't mean that everybody will be interested in that.  I dug a little deeper and found that Brandon trained with Tony Gemignani (a simple Google search brought it up pretty quick), I'm guessing the Via 313 guys know their stuff and their audience at any particular moment.   Scott I respect you based on your history of solid posts and insight but I think you are off point this time.  Also, that reminds me of when Tony Gemignani did a series of web videos for Men's Health Magazine last year (they were 'dumbed' down as well as you can imagine), someone posted it over on Slice and the negative comments immediately began to fly because in the video Tony used a rolling pin.  People lost it saying he wasn't true to the roots of Neapolitan pizza on and on and on.  Just like the Hilah video, they too were not the target audience for that.

Finally, for god's sake their pizza is very good and earning positive reviews but instead of treating them like proud fellow forum members gone public and good, I see the opposite taking place here.   ???

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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #57 on: January 04, 2012, 07:52:51 AM »
Yeah, I feel bad about slagging her cooking because she explicitly states that her audience is non-cooking types.

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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #58 on: January 04, 2012, 09:59:31 AM »
Yeah, I feel bad about slagging her cooking because she explicitly states that her audience is non-cooking types.
And that is *exactly* why Brandon was so... non-serious... about the pizza.


I'm sick of the "if the chimney it's coming out of doesn't meet my standards, it ain't smoke" mentality - reminds me of religious zealots I've dealt with, and I have no patience for that.

They're doing good things and using whatever advantage they can to get people thinking about their place and their pie. I see anything that gets people thinking about eating better tasting food, and getting them interested in trying new things on their own as a positive. This kind of social advertising is working for them and they're building a following rather quickly - naysayers and parade-rainers be d*mned...


By the way, Tom, I wasn't getting all mad... just frustrated at the black cloud looming over the thread.


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Re: Detroit Style in Austin... VIA 313
« Reply #59 on: January 04, 2012, 10:04:47 AM »
fearitself, you summed it up better than I did. Thanks.
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