New downtown Bangor eatery to serve Detroit-style pizza

Bangor Sandwich Co., a new downtown Bangor eatery opening later this month, will serve up Detroit-style pizza — a crispy, chewy pan pizza that owners Kim and Mark Hopper started making at home a few years ago to universal acclaim from their family.

The Hoppers plan to serve the pizza alongside subs, paninis, salads and ice cream at their new quick-service restaurant, located at 25 Hammond St., the former location of Jersey Subs & Sweets, which closed its Bangor location earlier this year. Jersey Subs opened a new location on Center Street in Brewer last month, in addition to its Old Town location.

Detroit-style pizza is a regional specialty new to the Bangor region, though Micucci Grocery and Slab Sicilian Street Food of Portland have made Sicilian pizza, a similar type, for years. In a crowded pizza scene in Bangor, the style may help them stand out.

“It’s not quite like a Chicago-style pan pizza, because it’s not as dense,” Mark Hopper said. “It has a caramelized cheese crust around the edge, but in the middle it’s a focaccia-based dough, which is soft and airy. It’s all about the crust.”

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