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Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Who has the best pizza in America? That's very disputable, but Chicago has a very likely contender with its deep dish pizza. Invented at the famed Pizzeria Uno, the style means an inches-high, parbaked crust made with olive oil and cornmeal and alternating servings of puréed tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, and layers of Italian sausage.

dreamalittledream dreamalittledream 4 years
As a New Yorker, I have to say NY style pizza all the way! Although I do like deep-dish (and LOVEE Chicago as a city!) I feel like it's not really 'pizza'. To me, the definition of a pizza is it's fast food/eat-ability nature. Pizza, to me, should be able to be eaten standing up, walking, etc. The Chicago style pizza is a sit-down, unbuckle your belt meal! Delicious too, just different!
loveisblind loveisblind 5 years
I prefer thin crust pizza and as being a native Chicagoan myself, I would say once in a while I want deep dish. The flavors are nothing spectacular but its all about the pound of cheese that comes with your slice and the crust. The fillings itself are nothing spectacular, again. If I were to get some, I usually get sausage or spinach.
soapbox soapbox 5 years
I'm from a coastal state and I love Chicago deep dish pizza. I'll admit though that nothing tops brooklyn pizza.
lizlee89 lizlee89 5 years
eww; no. I won't say that no non-Chicago resident will like Chicago-style pizza; obviously many do. but if you live in any coastal city in the U.S. (not sure about the mid-west areas, etc.) this pizza is so different than what you're used to (unless you frequent a place that serves Chicago-style). it literally tastes like a pie, but in a really wierd, thick, mealy way. if you're visiting, yeah, you might want to try it. go to Uno, but don't wait longer than an hour (which was even a lot to me) - it's really not worth it...