Hey guys, there probably already is one of these somewhere, but i'm looking for some of the best pizza places to hit next week. I've been there once but didn't try any pizza and now i'm hungry.
I'll be staying somewhere along the mile.
My research so far has Giordanos and Gino's east in the lead.
(go hawks go)
(anything else i should check out with my gf? i'll have the 2nd and 3rd free)
I prefer Pizzeria Due in Chicago for traditional "Chicago Style Deep Dish" pizza. But there are a lot of other choices as well, especially if you are looking for more of the thin crust / hand tossed variety.
See I think Lou Malnati's makes the best thin crust. Their buttercrust is awesome.
Definately some type of pastry style crust. Some food show, I forget exactly who pointed out the pastry like quality of the crust and Lou (or whoever the owner is) wanted to quickly get away from that.
I havent been to Ginos East in a very long time but their sausage is a heart attack waiting to happen (good thing) and dont they have a cornmeal type crust? Its been too long for me to remember.
Giordianos is probably my first choice when Im back b/c I like their stuffed. Lou Malnatis and then Ginos East woudl be my top 3 choices.
Here's the thing about deep dish pizza:
They are basically all the same!
Pizzerio Uno (same as Due) invented it. Then Gino's East was started up and they hired one of their chefs and stole it. And Lou Malnati was a manager at Uno at some credit him and not Ike Sewell, Uno's founder, as the inventer of the stuff, and he eventually moved on and started his own place.
If you want something unique check out Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co., although you'd have to take a taxi or the L from where you're staying as its north a couple miles. They make pizza "pies" (like actually pies, not the term) and I'm pretty sure the place is still run by the mafia. It has a "NOSOUPFORYOU" kinda feel to it if you know what I mean.