Eastpointe’s Cloverleaf will be featured on the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” show. Producers and a film crew will be at the restaurant March 2.

Eastpointe’s Cloverleaf will be featured on the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” show. Producers and a film crew will be at the restaurant March 2.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


Local restaurant to be featured on the Travel Channel

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published February 26, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Producers and a film crew of the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” will visit Eastpointe’s Cloverleaf Bar and Restaurant for its Detroit-style pizza March 2. 

Cloverleaf will open at 2 p.m. in order to allow production access to the kitchen to film staff preparing food for the day. 

Co-owners Jack Guerra and Marie Guerra Easterby are ecstatic about the network featuring Cloverleaf. Easterby said the network approached her about it last year. 

“They said they have people researching the best places around the country, and they said they’d like Cloverleaf on the show,” she said. 

“We’re so excited. We think it’s great for Cloverleaf, and we think it’s great for the city of Eastpointe. The Travel Channel talks about places to go everywhere, and for them to highlight Cloverleaf is wonderful. It’s nice to get out there nationally,” she added.  

Easterby said her father, Gus Guerra, founder of Cloverleaf, left Buddy’s Rendezvous to start his own restaurant.

“My dad started the Detroit-style pizza in 1946. It’s a square, thick pizza with caramelized corners,” said Easterby. 

The pizza goes through a couple “stretches,” and prior to the dough going into the oven, toppings are added with the sauce being added on top of the toppings, according to Easterby. 

Easterby is inviting everyone to come out to Cloverleaf March 2. 

“We want to welcome them to come out after 2 o’clock, enjoy some food and possibly be interviewed by the Travel Channel,” said Easterby.

“It’s nice to have the city of Eastpointe and the Cloverleaf as a destination with the Travel Channel,” she added.  

Eastpointe Mayor Suzanne Pixley said she was excited about the feature. 

“It highlights one of our multiple restaurants, but it’s also very exciting and positive for the city,” said Pixley. 

Cloverleaf has other locations in Chesterfield Township, Roseville, Macomb Township, Shelby Township and Sterling Heights.