Robert’s Pizza Debuts Detroit-Type Pie With Tripping Billy Aptitude

Detroit-style pizza is making its debut at Robert’s Pizza & Dough Co. in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, because of a partnership between proprietor Robert Garvey and Chicago native Billy Zureikat, the creator of the regionally well-known Tripping Billy Pizza, that may profit the Muscular Dystrophy Affiliation (MDA).

“We’ve needed so as to add a Detroit-style pizza to the menu for some time so we’re extremely excited to have the ability to associate up with Billy for our first,” Garvey stated. “It’s been a very long time coming!”

The Tripping Billy Pizza ($29) encompasses a shishito pepper cream sauce, corn, pickled jalapenos, mozzarella, cheddar, scallions and roasted shishitos on Robert’s Detroit-style pizza crust. Fifty % of the proceeds of every Tripping Billy bought all through March will likely be donated to the MDA, which helps kids and adults residing with muscular dystrophy, ALS and neuromuscular ailments.

The Tripping Billy is simply the primary Detroit-style pizza that Robert’s Pizza will provide. Starting in April, the pizzeria will serve up a Detroit Pizza particular each week on Tuesdays. Visitors can count on a few of their favourite Robert’s Pizza recipes together with a number of new ones that Garvey is experimenting with within the kitchen.

The Tripping Billy Pizza (Robert’s Pizza & Dough Co.)

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Zureikat was profiled within the March 2023 difficulty of PMQ. After experiencing issues—resembling often tripping and falling for no obvious motive—that finally had been identified as limb girdle muscular dystrophy, Zureikat had to surrender enjoying basketball for recreation and sought solace within the kitchen. Working with a Detroit-style dough, he created what grew to become referred to as the Tripping Billy Pizza after shopping for too many shishito peppers at a neighborhood farmers market. In 2022, he started collaborating with pizza eating places throughout Chicago, adapting his recipe to completely different pizza types in addition to sandwiches and burgers. By these partnerships, he has raised greater than $37,000 for the MDA and hopes that, by means of his partnership with Robert’s Pizza, he’ll elevate that quantity even greater.

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Garvey and Zureikat initially met again in 2020 on Robert’s Take a look at Kitchen, a weekly sequence through the COVID-19 pandemic the place a choose few followers of Robert’s Pizza received to affix Garvey for a Fb Dwell streamcast whereas making an attempt considered one of his pies. Zureikat tried the Smoking Goose Meatery Pizza with duck prosciutto, Calabrian chiles, roasted cherry tomatoes, roasted mushrooms, mozzarella, and trillium (triple cream) cheese pizza.

Since then, Zureikat and Garvey have been ready for the fitting second to work collectively. They reconnected in 2022, whereas Garvey was growing a Detroit-style pizza dough recipe, and it appeared like the right alternative to carry Zureikat in.

“In case you’ve tried Robert’s dough earlier than, then you recognize it’s actually particular,” Zureikat stated. “He and I made a decision to take it to a different stage with the true Tripping Billy expertise by providing it to you in its unique kind.”

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