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  • Post #31 - August 29th, 2019, 7:15 pm
    Post #31 - August 29th, 2019, 7:15 pm Post #31 - August 29th, 2019, 7:15 pm
    Jet’s Pizza
    1805 N Harlem Ave, Chicago
    (and other locations)

    I was just watching the Bears game and during a player interview he mentioned
    Not Chicago, not New York, Jet’s all the way
    That jiggled my memory of both the restaurant at this location and friends mentioning how good Detroit style is.

    I wonder if anyone has tried it? I know a taste is in my future.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #32 - August 29th, 2019, 8:43 pm
    Post #32 - August 29th, 2019, 8:43 pm Post #32 - August 29th, 2019, 8:43 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:Jet’s Pizza
    1805 N Harlem Ave, Chicago
    (and other locations)

    I was just watching the Bears game and during a player interview he mentioned
    Not Chicago, not New York, Jet’s all the way
    That jiggled my memory of both the restaurant at this location and friends mentioning how good Detroit style is.

    I wonder if anyone has tried it? I know a taste is in my future.


    I believe this thread has posts with reviews and experiences at Jet's.
  • Post #33 - August 29th, 2019, 8:48 pm
    Post #33 - August 29th, 2019, 8:48 pm Post #33 - August 29th, 2019, 8:48 pm
    WhyBeeSea wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:Jet’s Pizza
    1805 N Harlem Ave, Chicago
    (and other locations)

    I was just watching the Bears game and during a player interview he mentioned
    Not Chicago, not New York, Jet’s all the way
    That jiggled my memory of both the restaurant at this location and friends mentioning how good Detroit style is.

    I wonder if anyone has tried it? I know a taste is in my future.


    I believe this thread has posts with reviews and experiences at Jet's.

    Correct. We merged the new query into an existing thread.

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  • Post #34 - August 29th, 2019, 10:05 pm
    Post #34 - August 29th, 2019, 10:05 pm Post #34 - August 29th, 2019, 10:05 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:Jet’s Pizza
    1805 N Harlem Ave, Chicago
    (and other locations)

    I was just watching the Bears game and during a player interview he mentioned
    Not Chicago, not New York, Jet’s all the way
    That jiggled my memory of both the restaurant at this location and friends mentioning how good Detroit style is.

    I wonder if anyone has tried it? I know a taste is in my future.
    I saw that interview as well and laughed. I just had Buddy's in Novi, MI last weekend (and it was great as always). Jet's is not true Detroit style other than it's square and has carmelized cheese. But I have to still say Jet's square pizza is my favorite chain pizza and I have no problem with it. I even like the sausage.

    Funny to see my last comment in this Jet's thread was right before I made it to Detroit in 2017 and tried Buddy's. I've not only been back many times to Detroit (going back a lot for business), I lived in the suburbs the entire summer last year so I was able to hit all of the famous Detroit style pizzerias. All of the ones I had were great and I still like Jet's as well.
  • Post #35 - August 29th, 2019, 10:05 pm
    Post #35 - August 29th, 2019, 10:05 pm Post #35 - August 29th, 2019, 10:05 pm
    Sauganaut wrote:It ain't no Buddy's Pizza of Detroit but it'll do.

    Thanks!

    I was wondering if it was an accurate representation of Detroit Style.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #36 - August 29th, 2019, 10:08 pm
    Post #36 - August 29th, 2019, 10:08 pm Post #36 - August 29th, 2019, 10:08 pm
    Ram4 wrote:I lived in the suburbs the entire summer last year so I was able to hit all of the famous Detroit style pizzerias. All of the ones I had were great and I still like Jet's as well.

    This speaks volumes too. :)
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #37 - October 21st, 2019, 11:39 am
    Post #37 - October 21st, 2019, 11:39 am Post #37 - October 21st, 2019, 11:39 am
    Well, I made it over last Friday.

    Detroit Style Deep Dish (not true Detroit style)

    Jet's Pizza
    1805 N Harlem Ave, Chicago

    A step above the other fast and cheap pizza places. It’s all about the crust.

    My preconceptions were; thick, doughy, just barely enough toppings to get by. Not so.

    1D1C73C5-5163-4A97-B1BA-03AA12D04188.jpeg 8 Corner

    We ordered the famous 8 corner which was actually 2 small, rectangular pizzas together to give you a large. With each piece having 2 outside edges gave you more of the nicely crunchy, browned cheese, well cooked dough that you came for.

    FFE0323B-C3A7-4F4A-8CBC-CB9554B64706.jpeg Caramelized edges

    If you order the sausage pizza it was heavier on the sauce, cheese which gave a nice balance to the crust. Even though the slices were large they were still manageable to eat by hand with a little droop. It was more like a double dough rather than the traditional Chicago pan. There was a little urgency initially to take a bite before the toppings slid. The sausage was in little, almost pedals (discs), flavor barely acceptable and plentiful.

    95565B3E-F2F3-4407-A76E-F5EB657E0ED7.jpeg Sausage Pizza

    The pepperoni side still had a nice amount of cheese but tended more towards the deli style with less sauce. Holding together better upon picking up. Pepperoni was featured in all the graphics in the restaurant. Is it the most popular choice in Detroit? ... or is it easier to display in a non-photo graphic?

    2BB94A68-795A-4080-B9B5-B84088DC2407.jpeg Pepperoni pizza

    The crust inside was moist, soft (except where it was in contact with the pan). They have many different flavors that can be added to the outside and we went for the TurboCrust, a combination of butter, garlic and Romano cheese. I as planning to get plain to establish a baseline on this new pizza but the Turbo sounded so good I had to go with it. :)

    Almost dripping with the butter mixture prompted constant use of napkins. Imagine breadsticks dipped in a butter garlic sauce. Not a bad thing.

    To further guild the lily they also have dipping sauces. With my preconceived notion of too much bread I went with butter garlic. Not necessary with what came with the Turbo. The dipping sauce was served to me cold (boo) and after one dip I decided to pass. My Bride had a revelation using the Ranch Dressing though. Not so much that the dressing was so good but that it went so well with the pizza.

    All in all a pretty good pizza! I would never of imagined a pizza of this style making its way into my pizza rotation but it will, especially since My Bride enjoyed it so much.

    Worst thing that might turn people off is that it is greasy, buttery. The flavors are alright.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #38 - October 21st, 2019, 11:56 am
    Post #38 - October 21st, 2019, 11:56 am Post #38 - October 21st, 2019, 11:56 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:Pepperoni was featured in all the graphics in the restaurant. Is it the most popular choice in Detroit? ... or is it easier to display in a non-photo.


    Nationwide, pepperoni is by far the favorite topping. Chicago is an outlier as a sausage centric town.
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/most-popular-pizza-toppings-americans_l_5c5a02fee4b00187b555eea3
  • Post #39 - October 21st, 2019, 11:57 am
    Post #39 - October 21st, 2019, 11:57 am Post #39 - October 21st, 2019, 11:57 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:The sausage was in little, almost pedals (discs), flavor barely acceptable and plentiful.


    Michigan's lotus:
    the Buddha blesses us with
    petals of sausage

    --
    Those not wanting to go as far as Detroit, but willing to venture beyond 18th and Harlem, are advised to check out the Staymaker Restaurant at Journeyman Distillery in beautiful Three Oaks, just east of New Buffalo.
  • Post #40 - October 21st, 2019, 12:08 pm
    Post #40 - October 21st, 2019, 12:08 pm Post #40 - October 21st, 2019, 12:08 pm
    Santander wrote:
    --
    Those not wanting to go as far as Detroit, but willing to venture beyond 18th and Harlem.


    What’s at 18th and Harlem?
  • Post #41 - October 21st, 2019, 12:12 pm
    Post #41 - October 21st, 2019, 12:12 pm Post #41 - October 21st, 2019, 12:12 pm
    scottsol wrote:
    Santander wrote:
    --
    Those not wanting to go as far as Detroit, but willing to venture beyond 18th and Harlem.

    What’s at 18th and Harlem?

    If he said 19th I would imagine...

    ALDI
    2000 S Harlem Ave, North Riverside

    29065BA1-E5FC-4141-A703-53A3AFE480F1.jpeg
    76E29B57-A374-4291-B7B7-067D17B7227A.jpeg
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #42 - October 21st, 2019, 12:47 pm
    Post #42 - October 21st, 2019, 12:47 pm Post #42 - October 21st, 2019, 12:47 pm
    I figured it out. Santander thought that’s where your Jet’s was.
    Of course, that would have been correct if the address was 1805 South Harlem instead of 1805 North Harlem.
  • Post #43 - October 21st, 2019, 12:51 pm
    Post #43 - October 21st, 2019, 12:51 pm Post #43 - October 21st, 2019, 12:51 pm
    scottsol wrote:I figured it out. Santander thought that’s where your Jet’s was.
    Of course, that would have been correct if the address was 1805 South Harlem instead of 1805 North Harlem.


    Correct.
  • Post #44 - October 21st, 2019, 2:53 pm
    Post #44 - October 21st, 2019, 2:53 pm Post #44 - October 21st, 2019, 2:53 pm
    scottsol wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:Pepperoni was featured in all the graphics in the restaurant. Is it the most popular choice in Detroit? ... or is it easier to display in a non-photo.
    Nationwide, pepperoni is by far the favorite topping. Chicago is an outlier as a sausage centric town.
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/most-popular-pizza-toppings-americans_l_5c5a02fee4b00187b555eea3
    I view this as a chicken or the egg dilemma. The Italian sausage for pizza (pizza generally of course, but more so this ingredient) in most locations are terrible, flavorless typically-small pellets. Pepperoni is better in most locations. I assume equivalent quality pepperoni is cheaper than sausage, so the industry prefers it that way, otherwise there would have been an innovation to bring standard issue sausage closer to Chicago's.
  • Post #45 - October 21st, 2019, 3:14 pm
    Post #45 - October 21st, 2019, 3:14 pm Post #45 - October 21st, 2019, 3:14 pm
    bweiny wrote:
    scottsol wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:Pepperoni was featured in all the graphics in the restaurant. Is it the most popular choice in Detroit? ... or is it easier to display in a non-photo.
    Nationwide, pepperoni is by far the favorite topping. Chicago is an outlier as a sausage centric town.
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/most-popular-pizza-toppings-americans_l_5c5a02fee4b00187b555eea3
    I view this as a chicken or the egg dilemma. The Italian sausage for pizza (pizza generally of course, but more so this ingredient) in most locations are terrible, flavorless typically-small pellets. Pepperoni is better in most locations. I assume equivalent quality pepperoni is cheaper than sausage, so the industry prefers it that way, otherwise there would have been an innovation to bring standard issue sausage closer to Chicago's.

    Your right as it doesn’t hold a candle to Chicago Sausage but it was plentiful and flavorful enough.

    Rather than nuggets you described it was more pinched disks. :)

    I preferred the sausage pizza as the balance of crust, meat, sauce and cheese was more in line with Chicago style. Droopy with the wetness and weight.

    The pepperoni had less sauce so it appeared more bready but not as bready as most cheap chains. The pepperoni wasn’t top of the line either.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #46 - October 21st, 2019, 3:32 pm
    Post #46 - October 21st, 2019, 3:32 pm Post #46 - October 21st, 2019, 3:32 pm
    Fact: Jets is a large corporate chain.
  • Post #47 - October 21st, 2019, 3:39 pm
    Post #47 - October 21st, 2019, 3:39 pm Post #47 - October 21st, 2019, 3:39 pm
    WhyBeeSea wrote:Fact: Jets is a large corporate chain.

    Correct. Many locations in Chicago and around the country.

    Compared to the other large corporate chains; Domino’s, Little Caesars, Papa John’s, etc this tasty crust would make it top of the heap.

    During my life there were occasions where this type of pizza is required and this would be my choice.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #48 - October 21st, 2019, 3:44 pm
    Post #48 - October 21st, 2019, 3:44 pm Post #48 - October 21st, 2019, 3:44 pm
    There's a Jets coming to Wabash and Roosevelt (if not already open).
  • Post #49 - October 21st, 2019, 4:48 pm
    Post #49 - October 21st, 2019, 4:48 pm Post #49 - October 21st, 2019, 4:48 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    WhyBeeSea wrote:Fact: Jets is a large corporate chain.

    Correct. Many locations in Chicago and around the country.

    Compared to the other large corporate chains; Domino’s, Little Caesars, Papa John’s, etc this tasty crust would make it top of the heap.

    During my life there were occasions where this type of pizza is required and this would be my choice.


    Good news about chains is they produce a pretty consistent product and can't be coerced by the friendliness of their customers.
  • Post #50 - October 21st, 2019, 4:57 pm
    Post #50 - October 21st, 2019, 4:57 pm Post #50 - October 21st, 2019, 4:57 pm
    WhyBeeSea wrote:Good news about chains is they produce a pretty consistent product and can't be coerced by the friendliness of their customers.


    Hence no good reviews by GWiv :)
  • Post #51 - October 21st, 2019, 6:07 pm
    Post #51 - October 21st, 2019, 6:07 pm Post #51 - October 21st, 2019, 6:07 pm
    WhyBeeSea wrote:Good news about chains is they produce a pretty consistent product and can't be coerced by the friendliness of their customers.

    scottsol wrote:Hence no good reviews by GWiv :)

    Nail on the head, exactly why I've never been to Jet's Pizza.
    No schmooze, I cruise.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #52 - October 21st, 2019, 9:14 pm
    Post #52 - October 21st, 2019, 9:14 pm Post #52 - October 21st, 2019, 9:14 pm
    When feeding large groups of teens, detroit-style pizza is a huge hit. I understand it is not gourmet, but I much prefer it to the other choices for feeding hordes of teens.
  • Post #53 - October 22nd, 2019, 7:14 am
    Post #53 - October 22nd, 2019, 7:14 am Post #53 - October 22nd, 2019, 7:14 am
    AmyBailey wrote:When feeding large groups of teens, detroit-style pizza is a huge hit. I understand it is not gourmet, but I much prefer it to the other choices for feeding hordes of teens.

    It is a great pizza. I make it at home via recipe from SeriousEats.com, though someday I would like to try Jet's.

    My family are mostly thin-crust types, but they do like a Detroit over the Chicago stuffed pizza.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #54 - October 22nd, 2019, 8:00 am
    Post #54 - October 22nd, 2019, 8:00 am Post #54 - October 22nd, 2019, 8:00 am
    spinynorman99 wrote:There's a Jets coming to Wabash and Roosevelt (if not already open).

    Photos from yesterday (Oct 21, 2019):

    IMG_4795.jpg

    IMG_4797.jpg

    Jet's Pizza
    1140 S Wabash
  • Post #55 - October 22nd, 2019, 8:14 am
    Post #55 - October 22nd, 2019, 8:14 am Post #55 - October 22nd, 2019, 8:14 am
    Rene G wrote:
    spinynorman99 wrote:There's a Jets coming to Wabash and Roosevelt (if not already open).


    Jet's Pizza
    1140 S Wabash


    So a couple of weeks?

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