The Champions of Detroit-Style Pizza: Shawn Randazzo and Jeff Smokevich
We begin Season Two with a very special bittersweet tribute episode to Shawn Randazzo. Shawn, founder of the Detroit-Style Pizza Company, passed away last year at the far too young age of 44. Together with Jeff Smokevich of Brown Dog and Blue Pan Pizza in Colorado, these two Detroit-born natives were the next generation guys most responsible for inspiring the now ubiquitous Detroit-Style pizza renaissance, following 60 years as Detroit’s little secret. In this extended episode, they tell us all about their parallel journeys and present two demo’s, commenting on each other’s techniques as they show us the differences in their methods. Shawn also describes his battle with brain cancer and his hopes for beating it. Sadly, these are the last interviews he ever gave, so treasure them.
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