Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy swings by Supino for a slice while visiting Detroit


One bite, everyone knows the rules.

Anyone who is one of Dave Portnoy’s millions of Internet followers, anyway. The head of Barstool Sports is in Detroit this week to increase his company’s presence in Greektown Casino’s new sportsbook. Online gambling debuts in Michigan on Friday.

One of the University of Michigan alumni’s first stops when he landed this week was the Supino Pizzeria in Eastern Market.

In addition to sports and pop culture, Barstool Sports is known for Portnoy’s one-bite pizza reviews, where it takes a sample of a hot piece and gives it a score on a scale of 1 to 10.

“Not Detroit-style, interesting,” Portnoy said as he opened his Supino pizza box in front of the Eastern Market restaurant, which is open for takeout and plans to open a second location in New Center as early as next month.

“Well … very good. But a lot more New York style than Detroit style. This might fit the streets of New York in the Bronx … Brooklyn,” he said, while putting a freshly bought white on Supino Sweatshirt. “I like this.”

He gave it a score of 7.5.

“It’s interesting because everyone recommends Supino, but it’s not the Detroit style,” he said. “Get used to seeing my face because we’re going to Ann Arbor, we’re going to East Lansing … we go everywhere, try every pizza.”

He’s also visited a Detroit-style pizza mecca, Cloverleaf, according to Portnoy’s online check-ins.

“I’ve already done Buddy’s and Jets for the recording,” he wrote on Twitter.

A controversial figure, Portnoy has not only covered his Greektown sports book and pizza adventures, but has also actively raised money for small businesses across the country. Kid Rock donated $ 100,000 to the Barstool Fund, which has raised more than $ 28 million to date.

Portnoy said that every dollar deposited and wagered through the Barstool Sportsbook at Greektown Casino this weekend will be matched and deposited into the Barstool Fund.

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