Mustard Pizza Is Pretty Much What It Sounds Like
It also weirdly doesn’t sound all that bad.
What do you like on your pizza? Go ahead. Shout it out.
I’m hearing a lot of pepperoni and peppers (not even going to acknowledge you pineapple fans). One thing I’m pretty sure I didn’t hear: mustard.
It actually doesn’t sound as unappealing as you might initially think. Made in a square-ish pan, the pie features a thick crust (I guess that’s the Detroit part?) slathered with spicy brown mustard and topped with corned beef, sauerkraut and a heap of sharp cheddar cheese.
Yes, it does sound like more like an open-face Reuben sandwich than your traditional pizza. Don’t go in expecting tomato sauce or mozzarella cheese on your Mustard Pizza – you won’t find a bit of it.
But those who have tried it – including Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the pizzeria’s owners last week – say it’s not bad, if also not quite pizza.
Oh, and it’s also not really a Detroit thing; it was actually invented in Trenton, New Jersey, which is where the Lions & Tigers & Squares co-owners say they discovered it.
"The #mustardpizza is pretty good it’s like a hot sandwich on crust," wrote one bold Instagrammer who set out to try it and report back. "The thing I liked about the Detroit style is that the crust has like crispy cheese around the side and the cheese is a sharp Wisconsin cheddar. So the cheddar with the vinegar taste of the sauerkraut and mustard combined nicely. It’s specific but I enjoyed it."
Where some see a chance to try something new, others see a marketing opportunity.
French’s mustard recently posted a photo of a pallet of spicy mustard on Facebook with the following caption: "Some call it an abomination. We call it innovation. A round of applause for the #mustardpizza, by Lions & Tigers & Squares Detroit Pizza. To up your game, a pallet of the finest spicy mustard is coming your way."