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Re: Burts Place closed
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2015, 11:59:23 AM »
Very suprised he didn't try to sell.
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Re: Burts Place closed
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2015, 06:03:43 PM »
Very suprised he didn't try to sell.

Earlier TV interviews with him suggested that he wanted to close Burt's when he was no longer the person making the pizzas, but this Chicago Tribune article suggests he may have changed his mind on that:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-burts-place-morton-grove-pizza-closes-20151029-story.html
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Katz said he wants the restaurant to continue under new ownership.

“I’d like to find somebody that has the heart to run a store like that. It would be an opportunity for someone who wanted a place that’s had a reputation of 50 years. If someone wanted the name ‘Burt’s Place,’ that’s the draw. It would be the recipes, the location, a bundle situation.”
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Re: Burts Place closed
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 05:21:08 PM »
His business probably was slow. He had a good uptick with he was on Bourdains show but it was a pain in the butt eating there. We only went once  but we had to pre order our pizzas which made it difficult.

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Re: Burts Place closed
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 01:34:12 PM »
Plus i heard there are a bunch of jerks on the internet teaching everyone who is interested how to make great pizza at home!

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Re: Burts Place closed
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 08:46:16 PM »
Hah. Quite honestly my pizza has gotten pretty good and i do prefer it over others in Chicago so you make a good point!

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Re: Burts Place closed
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2015, 09:42:16 PM »
Sigh, the best pizza dough ever.  Sour and flaky.  The trick was to order the extra toppings, otherwise it was too much dough.

Just tonight I was thinking of finding out the secret to his dough flavor, but now its too late. 

Anyhow, Pequiod's around the corner is second best, especially if they're not extremely busy. 

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Re: Burts Place closed
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2015, 10:06:32 AM »
You are right, there was a lot of dough. I think that is my biggest gripe with deep dish pizza. I like it deep to fill it with chesse and toppings but some places just make it all dough.