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Moonshine - great thin crust pizza

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Moonshine - great thin crust pizza

Shannon Clark | Mar 22, 2004 10:06 AM

So, this weekend we were on Division St. looking for a quick lunch between running some errands. Passing on Smoke Daddy we settled on Moonsshine.

It had been a few months since I last ate at Moonshine (last time I was there they had not yet gotten a license and were stil BYOB, fully stocked bar now). I also had only previously eaten dinner.

It turns out that for lunch they do not have quite the same menu, no ribs for example.

Instead, we decided to get the crab cakes and the thin crust pizza.

The crab cakes were good but nothing amazing.

On the other hand, the large, thin crust pepperonni and green chili pizza was amazing.

Freshly made and cooked to order, the crust was very thin and fully cooked, crispy on the edges. There was a thin layer of flavorful red sauce, a thin and flavorful layer of cheese and generous amounts of the very good toppings.

In short, perhaps the best thin crust pizza I have had in Chicago that was not wood-fired (and thus a different pizza altogether). Indeed, one of the best thin crusts I've had anywhere.

Just goes to show that sometimes place can surprise you.

Moonshine has a good mix of dishes with a slight southwest flavor (green chili sauce available on the side). All-in-all a great place and a good bargain.

Shannon

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