Buddy’s Pizza Celebrates the Old Neighborhood with a new Polish Pizza
Nothing reminds me of back home in Michigan like Buddy’s Pizza. Buddy’s Pizza has been operating in the Metro Detroit area since 1946. Their first location was on Six Mile Road and the location is still there to this day. This location has recently underwent renovations to enhance guest experience and preserve the heritage of Buddy’s Pizza. In honor of their 70 year anniversary and as a tribute to the old neighborhood, they are introducing a new menu item. This new menu item is an inspired polish pizza called The Hamtramack Special.
The Hamtramack Special features the traditional taste of sauerkraut and bread with the Buddy’s crust filling in for the classic rye. Locally-sourced toppings paired with the restaurant’s signature savory sauce create a dynamic blend of flavors reminiscent of stuffed cabbage. Special ingredients include kapusta-style sauerkraut from Ann Arbor’s The Brinery and thinly sliced kielbasa from Hamtramck’s Srodek’s, with Grosse Pointe Woods’ own Red Pelican Mustard on the side for dipping.
They tested the concept last year during a special fundraiser for the PNA Centennial Dancers – a local children’s Polish folkdance ensemble. People loved it and they sold over 100 pizzas in one day. Fans of the Polish pizza continue to ask for The Hamtrack Special. Buddy’s Pizza is excited to launch this Polish pizza at the Six Mile Location.
This is what Buddy’s Pizza vice-president, Wes Pikula, had to say about The Hamtramack Special.
“Hamtramck has always been a part of the Buddy’s Pizza story. Over the years, Buddy’s has been a member of the Hamtramck Rotary Club and locals have confused the original Detroit location as being in the city of Hamtramck because it is on the border,” “As we celebrate our 70th anniversary we wanted to create a fun way to play up the folklore behind Buddy’s historic Six Mile location – so, we did we what we do best. We made a pizza.” “There couldn’t be a better time to celebrate our Hamtramck heritage
The Six Mile location called Buddy’s Rendezvous Pizzeria features a refinished bocce room, bocce courts and bar area, as well as a larger-than-life mural created by local Street Artist Fel3000ft on the brick wall of the building adjacent to the north side of the restaurant.
To discover The Hamtramack Special for yourself head on over to the original location and enjoy a slice of history in the making.
17125 Conant St.
Detroit, MI 48212
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.