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Detroit-style pizzeria Michigan & Trumbull opens in Corktown


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Detroit-style pizza and its square, deep-dish charm continues to rise in popularity across the country. As part of that movement, a new Detroit-style pizzeria opened in Corktown on Wednesday.

The new eatery, Michigan & Trumbull, is located in a refurbished garage at 1441 W. Elizabeth St., next to McShane's. It’s named after a major intersection nearby that has a celebrated baseball backstory, as it was once the location of the old Tiger Stadium.
Michigan & Trumbull is run by married duo Kristen Calverley and Nate Peck, who both hail from metro Detroit. The married duo first started serving Detroit-style pizza together in Pittsburgh, after they encountered a dearth of the pizza style in the area. Their first venture was in a Pittsburgh food hall run by the Galley group, a company which later hosted them in Detroit’s Fort Street Galley starting in July.

"The response has been overwhelmingly positive in Pittsburgh, people are disappointed to see us go," Calverley previously told Metro Times. "I think initially it was tough convincing people that the pizzas — particularly the signature caramelized cheese crust — was not 'burnt,' but eventually it caught on. I think it's helped a lot that Detroit-style pizza is everywhere now and extremely on trend."
The menu offers a selection of Detroit-themed pizzas, including the Woodward, the Vernor Vegan, and the Packard Pepperoni. The pizza menu also boasts another vegan option as well as a Buffalo Chicken option. Pizzas are made with either red or white sauce, and all can be made gluten free upon request for an extra dollar. Everything is made in-house, including the sauces, dough, pickled veggies, and sausage.