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New Yorker looking for pizza in Chicago


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New Yorker looking for pizza in Chicago

pastoralia | Nov 9, 2006 08:33 PM

I'm coming to Chicago from NYC with my fiancee the day after Thanksgiving (I know, bad idea but it's the only day I can take her). She's never been to the Midwest and I've tried to explain how pizza is different there.

I'm originally from Milwaukee so I'm very familiar with the thin crust, cut into squares pizza that I grew up with (Pepi's, Zaffiro's, Ann's, etc). I've never had the deep dish or pan pizza in Chicago and I've always wanted to try. I've had Edwardo's at it's Milwaukee location and I seem to remember the stuffed spinach was so-so, the thin crust version, however, was a huge favorite. I prowl around Chowhound I get a lot of mixed opinions about the best places, just like you'd get in NYC (IMO the best pizzarias in NYC are-in order- Grimaldi's, Lombardi's, Totonno's).

What surprises me is some from Chicago say Pizzeria Uno which, here in NYC is like a tourist joke chain. When I see people in a Pizzeria Uno I think: "Was TGI Fridays closed?" I've heard good things about Pizzaro's and just when I think I've made up my mind I read something bad. Maybe I should just take her to the Billy Goat and be done with it.

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