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New York Post Calls Detroit-Style Pizza a ‘Hipster Horror’ and More Intel

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A square pizza with pepperoni on a round table with a red and white checked tablecloth.
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

APPS — Detroit-based dining app Grubbable recently expanded to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and other southeast Michigan communities. The startup now serves 4,000 users and features a network of more than 135 restaurants and 400 farms and vendors. [EaterWire]

FOOD MEDIA — This week in WTF news, the editorial board for certified rag the New York Post writes a poorly researched, wholly ignorant critique of "the new hipster horror", Detroit-style pizza. The rant attempts to be pointedly humorous with cheap shots. The square pizza "isn’t topped with bullets" or "made with Flint River water," they write. Way to stay classy. [NYP]

COMING ATTRACTIONS — Developers of The Commons, a multipurpose community space on Mack Avenue featuring a coffee shop, are moving ahead with renovations. [Crain’s]

LONG READS — Critic Mark Kurlyandchik explores the cultural and political impact of gastrodiplomacy in Detroit with Peace Meal Kitchen. "Food is a language that everyone speaks," says founder Mana Heshmati. "And I've found that it's the easiest way to communicate with people. It's usually a good starting point to finding common ground with someone." [Freep]

DEVELOPMENTS — Apparently those pizza slice-shaped windows headed for the little Caesars’ headquarters are fancier than you might think. [Crain’s]

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