Blue Pan’s new Congress Park location is open and dishing Detroit-style pizza

There’s a new spot in Denver to get your Detroit-style pizza fix, and it’s a familiar name.

Blue Pan Pizza, Congress Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Blue Pan Pizza, Congress Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

There’s a new spot in Denver to get your Detroit-style pizza fix, and it’s a familiar name. Blue Pan Pizza just opened its second location at 3509 E. 12th Ave. in Congress Park.

Including Blue Pan’s original West Highland location at 3930 W. 32nd Ave., this makes only two places that we know of to get Detroit pizza here in Denver. The Good Son, which had a short run serving the regionally unique pizza on East Colfax, closed last September.

For our guide to all the pizza in Denver, Blue Pan owner Giles Flanagin explained what makes a pizza Detroit:

“The main thing that makes Detroit-style pizza unique was the pan that [the creator] originally used. It was an automotive parts pan made out of blue steel,” Flanagin said.

“He was an immigrant from Sicily and wanted to make a Sicilian pizza. The pan was very critical to getting the crust to caramelize the way that it does.”

Hours at the Congress Park Blue Pan are, for now, 4 to 10 p.m. daily. Lunch hours will be added later.

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Ashley Dean

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Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.