Last week, Dave, Sarah, Karen, and I enjoyed a nice dinner at Buddy’s Pizza. I had been to Buddy’s before, but probably not since high school, and Dave and Sarah had never been to Buddy’s at all. Buddy’s Pizza was first established in 1936 on the corner of Conant and Six Mile Roads as a neighborhood tavern, it didn’t serve pizza until 1946, when it created it’s signature Detroit-style square pizza. According to Wikipedia, Detroit-style pizza is “a square pizza, with a thick deep-dish crust (sometimes twice baked), and with sauce put on the pizza last.”
Dave and I started with the antipasto salad, which I remember really liking from my childhood since the cheese is cut up in tiny cubes (it’s weird the stuff you remember!). The salad consists of a chopped mixture of romaine hearts and iceberg lettuce topped with diced ham, salami, Wisconsin brick cheese and tomatoes with their house vinaigrette. We ordered the individual size and there was more than enough for the two of us and was as good as I remembered. Sarah and Karen split and order of Buddy’s bread.
For our pizza, Dave and I ordered a marghertia pizza with cheese, diced tomato, garlic, oregano, basil, asiago cheese and tomato basil sauce. Sarah created her own pizza topped with mushrooms and ham and Karen ordered a Hawaiian pizza with cheese, ham, pineapple and Buddy’s BBQ sauce. We all ordered the four corner size, which is nice because each slice has two really crispy edges. The crust overall was very crispy, though Dave said he preferred the pizza (also Detroit-style) at Sheild’s as it’s a little bit thicker and had a chewy yet crispier crust. I hadn’t been to Sheild’s recent enough to make the comparison.
We visited the Livonia location on Plymouth Road, but they have 9 locations in Southeast Michigan.