Loui Loui's is off to a fantastic start and Mike's dedication to authenticity as well as his business acumen will almost certainly make Loui Loui's a popular and beloved Louisville pizzeria for decades to come.
LOUISVILLE, KY (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
Loui Loui's has earned its Detroit Style Pizza Maker designation, making it the first and only pizzeria to serve authentic Detroit Style Pizza in Louisville. Loui Loui's was founded by Detroit native Mike Spurlock, who missed the unique flavor and texture of Detroit Style Pizza and wanted to bring it to the city where he now resides, Louisville. The Detroit Style Pizza Maker designation is the industry's measure of authenticity, awarded only to pizzerias that demonstrate adherence to best pizza making practices that yield true-to-style Detroit Style Pizza. Loui Loui's is located at 10212 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY, 40299.
“I grew up on Detroit Style Pizza and though Louisville has a lot of great pizzerias, there was nothing like it in my town. Detroit Style Pizza is in a class all its own, so I'm thrilled to be able to serve the same unique and delicious pizza I've always loved to Louisville. Based upon the response so far, Louisville loves this style as much as I do,” said Spurlock.
Spurlock and his crew earned the title Detroit Style Pizza Maker after enrolling in the Detroit Style Pizza Training Program, in which they trained alongside World Champion Pizza Maker Shawn Randazzo. Randazzo's mission is to make sure everyone gets a taste of an authentic Detroit Style Pizza.
“Baking authentic Detroit Style Pizza is an art, and I loved Mike's passion for premium flavor and quality in his pizza,” said Randazzo. “Loui Loui's is off to a fantastic start and Mike's dedication to authenticity as well as his business acumen will almost certainly make Loui Loui's a popular and beloved Louisville pizzeria for decades to come.”
Detroit Style Pizza, nicknamed “upside down pizza” or “red top pizza,” is made with a specific process that requires special attention to details such as dough hydration, proofing and deck oven baking. The dough is spread into well-seasoned square steel pans – the same types of pans originally used as parts trays at Detroit's auto plants – and then layered with pepperoni. Cheese is placed on top of the pepperoni before additional toppings are applied. Red sauce is ladled on top either before or after baking in deck ovens. The result is a thick pizza that features caramelized cheese on a thick crust that's chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Detroit Style Pizza was named World's Best Pizza at the 2012 International Pizza Expo, the industry's most prestigious award and event.
The Detroit Style Pizza Maker Training Program trains pizzeria owners, managers and staff how to properly prepare and bake authentic Detroit Style Pizza. The program also offers customized training for pizzeria operations, customer service and marketing to help graduates achieve business success.
In addition to traditional Detroit Style Pizzas, Loui Loui's serves a number of Detroit Style combo pies including the recently-added “Loui Kentucky,” a tribute to the unique Detroit Style flavors combined with the longtime Louisville favorite open-face sandwich, the Kentucky hot brown. Loui Loui's also features a number of Italian-influenced pastas featuring homemade sauces and secret spices, salads and a host of appetizers including house specialties Arancini, meatballs, hummus and chicken wings.
For more information about Loui Loui's, visit http://www.louilouis.com.
For more information about Detroit Style Pizza and the Detroit Style Pizza Maker Training Program, visit http://www.detroitstylepizza.com.
Detroit Style Pizza grants Detroit Style Pizza Maker designation to pizzerias that adhere to Detroit Style Pizza making best practices, and offers training and consulting programs to help pizzerias establish and grow their businesses. Learn more at http://www.detroitstylepizza.com.