DINING OUT NEAPOLITAN, BUT WITH STYLE
Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine|April 2021
American House—the Siren Hall spinoff—is making darn good pizza.
CARLY SIMPSON

CHEF/OWNER MICHAEL PETERSON is putting a twist on the classic Neapolitan at his latest venture—American House Wood Fired Pizza in Elk Rapids. He follows the rules when it comes to making and baking the dough. Ingredients: Caputo 00 flour, water, yeast and fresh salt. Texture: Thin and puffy. But when it comes to toppings, Michael and his team shake it up with ingredients like fennel sausage, leeks, blackened shrimp and crispy Brussels sprouts. Michael's favorite pizza, the Jack Straw, features Parmesan Mornay sauce, mozzarella, fontina, fingerling potatoes, bacon, scallions and spicy sour cream.

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