I have not had the pleasure of having any pizzas in Massachusetts. How does this differ from the Pizzas served in "Greektown" Detroit?
I have never been to Detroit but after doing a Google search of pizza places in the Greektown section of Detroit, including reviewing a list of food merchants in Greektown, the two names that came up most often in the pizza category were Pizza Papalis and Niki's. Pizza Papalis specializes mostly in the Chicago stuffed deep-dish style and a thin/flat pizza style (http://www.pizzapapalis.com/Pizza.aspx
). The stuffed deep-dish pizza can be seen in the YouTube video at
. The other Greektown pizzeria that came up in my search is Niki's (http://nikispizza.com/2010/?id=menu
). That restaurant specializes in a square pan pizza along the lines of the Detroit area Buddy's/Shield's/Cloverleaf/Jet's style of pan pizza. The Niki's square pizza can feature the standard toppings but one can also get "Greek" style toppings like lamb, feta cheese, etc. You can see an example of the latter in the YouTube video at
Like the Niki's pizzas, the Massachusetts Greek style pizzas are also pan pizzas but the pans are round. Also, the Massachusetts Greek style pizzas use mostly white cheddar cheese although there are some operators who blend white cheddar cheese with mozzarella cheese and/or provolone cheese. I don't know what all of the Detroit-area square pizza makers use as cheeses but Buddy's uses a brick cheese (or so I was told) and Jet's uses Grande mozzarella cheese. Many Massachusetts operators will offer Greek style toppings like feta cheese on specialty/gourmet pizzas, often along with spinach, olives, etc.
Maybe one of our members from the Detroit area can give you a better and more comprehensive explanation of the types of pizzas that one might expect to find in Greektown Detroit and how they relate, if at all, to the Massachusetts Greek style pizzas.