Sharing a brick wall with Mercury Burger Bar, Grandma Bob’s is newest neighbor in Detroit’s Corktown. Dave & John Kwiatkowski, the brother duo behind Grandma Bob’s, transformed the space that once was their mother’s retail shop into a homemade pizza parlor. Grandma Bob’s offers seven specialty pies that are not what you would expect from your average pizza joint, including the Coney and Taco. Grandma Bob’s also offers three vegetarian pies: Cheese, Pear & Fig, and Potato & Pepper. I paid a visit to their soft opening a couple weeks ago. Check it out!
Potato & Pepper: Roasted red pepper, sliced yukon gold potato, rosemary and thyme, fried egg, finished with pecorino romano cheese. The fried egg was a nice addition, with a rich, silky yolk that didn’t consume the whole pie. It added just enough without taking over the pizza. I liked the buttery yukon gold potato paired with the roasted red pepper. This is the perfect pizza if you want something light, but want a little more than just a classic cheese pie. I usually order my pies well done, but I didn’t need to here, Grandma Bob’s pizza was cooked perfectly.
Pepperoni: Pepperoni, honey drizzle, and fresh oregano. Simple, classic, yet different with the honey drizzle. I just love it when the cheese gets all bubbly and browned up.
The space has an industrial vibe, equipped with a bar made from old shipping containers, and retractable garage doors (perfect for Summer). My favorite thing about Grandma Bob’s is the huge mosaic pizza slice on the wall opposite of the bar. Grandma Bob’s offers beer, wine, and cocktails, all reasonably priced. Guests order at the bar and their pie is delivered to their table pipping hot. Grandma Bob’s will eventually offer pizza by the slice, ideal for late night bar crowds.