... AND PIZZAPLEX IS A MUST VISIT!

When you walk into PizzaPlex in Southwest Detroit, you’ll more than likely be greeted by managing partner, Nate Hannon. If this is your first time, he’ll explain different styles of Neapolitan-style pizza on the menu, talk about the company culture, and offer suggestions to order. The into may even develop into a full conversation. That’s because there’s a lot to say about PizzaPlex, Detroit’s newest pizzeria. With a fusion of good ideas, great food, and conscious individuals, the seemingly unassuming restaurant is slated to become a favorite in Southwest Detroit.

Managing Partner of PizzaPlex, Nat Hannon. 

Managing Partner of PizzaPlex, Nat Hannon. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Neapolitan Style Pizza

Partner/owners of PizzaPlex, Alessandra Carreon and Drew McUsic, work hard to create an authentic Neapolitan experience. They partnered with Fabiano Cristiano, a pizza maker from Italy, to educate their employees on traditional recipes that are hundreds of years old. The ingredients are either locally sourced, grown in house, or directly from Italy. They even pursued a Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN) certification, a first for a restaurant in the city of Detroit. Order any pizza off the menu, and you’ll taste the difference immediately. The crust is crispy and doughy all at the same time, with flavorful tomato sauce topped with olive oil, cheese, and fresh basil.

Hannon points to where PizzaPlex’s tomatoes are sourced, in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius, Italy.

Hannon points to where PizzaPlex’s tomatoes are sourced, in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius, Italy.

Creative Programming

The partners of PizzaPlex are working towards creating a culture of community. They are envisioning plans for dinner and a movie specials, open mic nights, and have a great happy hour. From 5-7pm, you can grab a Margherita Pizza and Margarita for $10. Also available during happy hour is the Cable Car Cocktail $3, Marinara Plex (vegan) $3, and Tiramisu $3. If you have a few dollars to spare, we recommend taking part in “sospeso” culture. It’s the pay-it-forward idea that you pick up the tab for another individual. Anyone can come into PizzaPlex and redeem the prepaid item, no questions asked.

The interior of PizzaPlex with a live herb wall. 

The interior of PizzaPlex with a live herb wall. 

Company Culture

From competitive wages, health care, paid vacation & sick days, as well as IRA options, the owners of PizzaPlex work hard to ensure a positive company culture. The service industry is notoriously slow to adopt ethical working practices, so PizzaPlex is taking an important initiative by joining the ranks of Detroit restaurants that are prioritizing social justice. If you’re looking to support businesses who prioritize promoting community in all the right ways, definitely check out PizzaPlex.

Tammisha Givantt shows off a pizza she just pulled out of the oven. 

Tammisha Givantt shows off a pizza she just pulled out of the oven. 

xoxo,

Candice Simons, j'adore Detroit

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