My Book Signing at Cloverleaf Pizza
I want to thank Marie Easterby, owner of Cloverleaf Pizza, for her support in hosting my book signing party at her restaurant. I also want thank the staff, especially Christy, for going above and beyond throughout the day. It was a lot of fun and a great success. I feel blessed to have so many friends and family there to support me on my venture. Here are a few photographs from the event.
If you live in Southeastern Michigan and have never checked out Cloverleaf, you really should! Here’s why:
In 1946 pizza wasn’t being served at many places in Detroit but soon many took their first bite of what is now famously known as Detroit-style pizza when Cloverleaf founder, Gus Guerra and his wife Anna (Passalacqua) first introduced her mother’s recipe – the thick crusted, square pie topped first with a layer of cheese followed with a layer of tomato sauce – at their first bar Buddy’s Rendezvous. Gus Guerra sold Buddy’s in 1953 along with his pizza recipe and purchased Cloverleaf Bar in East Detroit, now known as the City of Eastpointe. Cloverleaf has grown from a small neighborhood bar which Gus described as looking like “a little white farm house” into the Eastside institution it is today.