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There are only three types of American-born pizza that need to exist: New York, Chicago…and Detroit. You probably haven’t heard of the last one – it’s high time for a change.
Detroit-style pizza has yet to be discovered on a national level, especially when compared to its two age-old rivals. Both deserve their fame, but both have tragic flaws. Deep-dish Chicago-style often resembles lasagna over actual pizza (sorry, utensils), and thin-crust New York-style can leave you unsatisfied no matter how much you inhale.
Detroit-style pizza? Not a complaint in sight.
Still reeling from my Hopdoddy buzz (acquired only 30 hours earlier), I visited Dallas-based Liberty Burger. The concepts are similar — locally sourced, minimally processed beef, bison, chicken and turkey — but Liberty Burger has its unique twist on the burger patty: a blend of tenderloin, chuck and brisket.
The Dallas gourmet burger market is heating up with the recent opening of Hopdoddy Burger Bar. Born in Austin, Hopdoddy’s short history dates back to 2010.
Like many other burger joints of its kind, Hopdoddy’s focus is on quality beef (Premium Gold Angus), bison and other meat from livestock raised without antibiotics or hormones. At the bar, you’ll find regionally produced beers on tap and other libations.
I’ve enjoyed the pizza at Besa’s Pizza & Pasta plenty of times for dinner, but for some reason, it never occurred to me until last week to go for lunch. That’s too bad because I missed out on years of great lunch deals.
There are plenty of pizza joints near my Addison office. Many offer good lunch specials, but none quite as good as Besa’s.