I donít know if you saw Adam Kubanís link to my Detroit style pizzas on Slice, but I had to laugh when he posted Would someone just give Norma Detroit citizenship, already! I know Adam does look at my blog, but I never mentioned to him about my Detroit style pizzas.
No, I did not see Adam's link to your Detroit style pizzas. I usually do not look at Slice but only because I have enough to keep me busy at our forum. Also, I get plenty enough saturated with the subject of pizza here on this forum without having to torture myself more by looking at other websites that also deal with pizza. Also, when I am working on a particular project, such as the one on this thread, I try to remain completely focused on the task at hand and not get distracted by outside influences. Also, as you know, I am not a big fan of multi-tasking. I tried this recently, somewhat to my regret. You might find my recent episode at multi-tasking amusing.
Out of curiosity, I decided recently to revisit the Home Run Inn (HRI) thread, which dates back to 2007-2008. I wanted to see if I would be better today at reverse engineering and cloning HRI's dough and pizzas than back in 2007/2008, when I knew much less about how to reverse engineer and clone pizzas. As I was analyzing things anew, I found myself confusing HRI with Buddy's. There were just so many similarities. As you know, Buddy's started making pizzas in 1946. HRI started making pizzas in 1947. The founders of Buddy's and HRI were all Italians. Both Buddy's and HRI have only a handful of stores--nine each (although HRI also has a large frozen pizza business). The dough recipes of Buddy's and HRI are both simple. Buddy's dough recipe has only flour, water, yeast and maybe salt. HRI's dough recipe has flour, water, corn oil, yeast and salt. Gus Guerra at Buddy's came up with the dough recipe with his mother-in-law, and Nick Perrino at HRI came up with the HRI dough recipe with his mother-in-law. Both companies are routinely written up by the media, and their pizzas appear with regularity on lists of the best pizzas in the country. Yelp and other reviewers speak fondly of both companies and their pizzas, and Google Images is replete with photos of the pizzas of both companies. To confuse matters even worse, the CEOs of both companies, Robert Jacobs of Buddy's and Joe Perrino at HRI, both wear glasses and both are follicly-challenged (see the Jacobs photo at http://www.theoaklandpress.com/content/articles/2012/04/10/news/doc4f849d4486f32530686279.jpg
and the Perrino photo at http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2010-01/51917074.jpg
So, if something I write on this thread does not make sense, it may be because I didn't listen to myself when I strayed away from my practice of not multi-tasking.