Although this is my first post, I am a huge fan of this website and have been making my own pies for several years now. Thanks to you all, I now make killer deep dish and Neapolitan pizzas for my wife and kids.
Having lived in Tampa for the past 6 years, where the pizza is so bad that Pizza Hut was actually voted "best pizza" a few years back, I have really come to appreciate the eleven years I lived in Chicago, and, oddly-enough it may seem, the small town I grew up in - Grand Haven, Michigan.
While everyone knows that Chicago has great pizza, one would have to be a West Michigan native to be familiar with Grand Haven's two amazing pizza joints - Clover Bar and Fricanos. Both of them have fantastic pizza. I only fully realized this years after moving away. Having grown up in a town with two great pizza places, I had nothing else to compare to until I moved away.
I am writing this post to ask if anyone is familiar with either of these places, and if so, have you been able to replicate them? I realize this is a long shot, but you never know. I know people who have worked at these restaurants, and even they were never privy to these closely guarded recipes. My best clue so far is that Clover Bar uses sage in their sauce...
Any knowledge/help appreciated.
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