ANN ARBOR, MI-We’ve had an overwhelming response to our call for nominations for Michigan’s Best pizza, not only from our readers in Ann Arbor but from throughout the state.
Over 239 Michigan owned businesses were recognized by our readers as having some of the best pizza in the state. Which is pretty amazing, and by far the most number of nominations for any Michigan’s Best search.
We love the passion that our readers brought to their nominations. From emails that claimed their local establishment was “the best”, to posts that told us we could visit “just this one place” and call it quits, Michigan loves its pizza.
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Our favorite plea came from a reader who claimed that because his favorite pizzeria was so good that he now ‘has pants he can’t get into because of this pizza, and you have to try it”.
When we searched in 2013 for Michigan’s Best pizza, the focus was on finding the overall best pies in the state. And we found some amazing examples of pizza greatness, from Mani Osteria’s fantastic thin crust, wood fired version, to the Ambassador’s untraditional tostada pie.
Many of you have asked why we are revisiting this search again. The restaurant business is constantly changing and growing, and many new places have opened (or closed) since our previous search. Since almost every community in Michigan has a pizza place, we thought it might be time to revisit.
This time around our focus is to bring you the best of every kind of pizza, from thin crust to deep dish, wood fired to oven baked, traditional or innovative. We want to let you know the most unusual places to find an amazing pie, the best sit down restaurants for pizza, the most delicious carry out one’s there are.
Best pizza that won’t break the bank? Best pizza by the slice? Who has gluten free pizza? We’ll be looking for all of these things, and more. Have something you want us to seek out? Let us know, and we’ll see what we can do.
So vote for your local favorites in any or all of our 13 regional polls. You can vote every three hours starting now until Friday, September 30 at noon.
After that, Team Michigan’s Best will hit the road, in search of the best pizza and more. Please come join us on the road, as we taste our way across our great state. We love to hear not only your stories, but all the reasons why you love your local pizza joint. We’ll save you a slice.