Mootz and more
Mootz Pizzeria + Bar – 1230 Library Street in downtown Detroit – launched some big menu changes in December, adding items like the Bee Sting Pizza (topped with soppressata, mozzarella, basil and hot honey), a Buffalo Chicken Pizza, multiple hoagies, and pizza fries, which sound sexactly like you imagine. Operating Partner Lisa Walters said they got rid of a few items and made adjustments to others before the relaunch. Their drink menu now has a more simplified cocktail list, including the 1990 Chilly Willy, a mix of vodka, elderflower liqueur, violet liqueur, lemon, soda, and is named after the year the Chilly Willy float blew away at the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade. The pizzeria has also partnered with Petoskey Brewing Company for an exclusive handcrafted beer, the Mootz Witbier, an American wheat beer now sold at the restaurant. So what does the exclusive beer taste best with? “The pizzas, most definitely,” Walters said. Metro Intelligencer is a monthly column devoted to news stories, tidbits and gossip items about what's happening on the restaurant scene in the metro Detroit area. Metro Intelligencer is reported/created each month by Dana Casadei who can be reached at DanaCasadei@DowntownPublications.com with news items or tips, on or off the record.