October 20, 2009

What’s Your Favorite Chicago Pizza?

...is not a good enough question. Because thin crust pizza and deep dish pizza are completely different cuisines. Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago: Lou Malnatis It's all about the buttery, flaky crust. There's just nothing like it. And with cheese on the bottom, toppings in the middle and sauce on the top, it's really an ingenious upside-down creation of glory. If you're in Chicago, this is absolutely the first place you should check out. And if you're willing to take topping recommendations as well, pepperoni is the perfect pairing for this pizza pie. Now, your friends may try to get you to go to Giardanos, typically the other top competitor in arguments about the best deep dish pizza in Chicago. I have only recently begun to understand this argument, when I paired this pie with sausage and green peppers. Because it's a darker flavor than Malnatis sauce, darker flavor toppings like sausage make much more sense. But, Lou Malnatis still takes this category by a mile, and a crust. Best Thin Crust Pizza in Chicago: Aurelios This crispy pie has one of the most memorable pizza flavors you'll ever experience. What sets it apart from the competition is the super-sweet tomato sauce. It will change your mind about what pizza should taste like, and honestly, it's hard to go back to anything else . Definitely one to check out next time you're in Chicago. Now's where you tell me how wrong I am.