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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2013, 02:12:27 PM »
Thought it was going to be a fun thread... moving on...
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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2013, 03:00:42 PM »
If Perry and I agree on something, it must be right.  :-D
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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2013, 03:07:37 PM »
That's funny because I think it's a pretty interesting thread and I would love for people to keep posting.

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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2013, 03:11:27 PM »
'twas a joke...
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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2013, 03:19:23 PM »
Should I have easily been able to figure that out, or am I totally Asperger in that department?

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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2013, 03:32:52 PM »
If Perry and I agree on something, it must be right.  :-D

A bipartisan smack down of Chicago deep dish casserole <g>


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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2013, 04:18:25 PM »
Should I have easily been able to figure that out, or am I totally Asperger in that department?
Probably not... I have a "unique" dry sense of humor... sorry
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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2013, 05:36:01 PM »
Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, sent Jon Stewart a Chicago deep dish pizza.
Jon offered it to a dog. Dog declined to eat it.

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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2013, 05:38:59 PM »
I love dogs.
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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2013, 08:16:24 PM »
I love dogs.
Yes, they show good judgment.

Chicago deep dish is just too much for me.  I can't eat even half a wedge the key word being wedge here.  It's just way too heavy.
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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #50 on: November 15, 2013, 10:07:08 PM »
Giordano's Responds to Jon Stewart and The Daily Show

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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2013, 02:38:58 PM »
I'm more inclined to believe that before deep dish, Chicago was not known for pizza at all, just like Columbus isn't known for pizza at all. If someone in Columbus invents a style of pizza that eventually goes on to become known everywhere as "Columbus style pizza," Columbus will still never be known for the style of pizza you can most easily find here now just because it was available here before the invention of "Columbus style pizza." For all I know, the style of pizza you typically find in Columbus may be essentially the same thing as "Chicago thin" pizza.

You know what that tells me? It tells me Chicago isn't known for its thin crust much of anywhere beyond the boundaries of Chicagoland.

Nothing personal, Chicago.

It should be.  There are thin crust places better than most of the deep dish or stuffed pizzas.
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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2013, 03:21:30 PM »
It should be.  There are thin crust places better than most of the deep dish or stuffed pizzas.

Yes but that type of thin crust isn't unique to Chicago - it's ubiquitous all over the midwestern USA, and in mid-Canada.  I grew up in Minneapolis, and would never consider thin crust pizza in Chicago to be special because as a kid, that was how pizza was everywhere!  Deep dish, on the other hand, is rare in Minneapolis and you have to go to restaurants that specialize in Chicago-style deep dish to get it.

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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2013, 01:47:39 AM »
Yes but that type of thin crust isn't unique to Chicago - it's ubiquitous all over the midwestern USA, and in mid-Canada.  I grew up in Minneapolis, and would never consider thin crust pizza in Chicago to be special because as a kid, that was how pizza was everywhere!  Deep dish, on the other hand, is rare in Minneapolis and you have to go to restaurants that specialize in Chicago-style deep dish to get it.

I agree, 2 of the best or at least my favirite Chicago thin crust would be Savoy's and Old World Pizza. We'll be heading to Savoy's for one of my daughter's son's birthday, 15 years in Heaven!! We always take her out to her place of choice. The deep dish I would agree with others that it is more of a hot dish with a crust. Edwardo's used to do a fairly good one for MN but I don't think they're around anymore

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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2013, 09:34:05 PM »
Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, sent Jon Stewart a Chicago deep dish pizza.
Jon offered it to a dog. Dog declined to eat it.

https://vine.co/v/htuPhpgwQpV
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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #55 on: November 17, 2013, 09:37:08 PM »
That Daily Show segment depressed me because I realized that "the media" is actually considering "the tower rivalry" news. Sad commentary.
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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #56 on: November 18, 2013, 09:17:05 AM »
Definitely thoroughly entertained by this thread...

As for the dog, I wonder if the same dog would eat a NY slice? 

I've known plenty of dogs who have dug into a Chicago deep dish pizza...  :-D
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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #57 on: November 18, 2013, 09:18:33 AM »
I've known plenty of dogs who have dug into a Chicago deep dish pizza...  :-D

"known" being the operative word.  ;)
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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #58 on: November 18, 2013, 09:22:06 AM »
"known" being the operative word.  ;)
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Re: Is Chicago style pizza, "pizza"?
« Reply #59 on: November 18, 2013, 02:13:56 PM »
Someone needs to go out on the streets and ask people to describe pizza.  How many average joes out there are going to say "200 gram balls of dough covered with 80 grams of san marzanos, covered with 100 grams of fresh mozzarella."  I think most of them will say something along the lines "dough sauce and cheese."

What I mean is, I think the general description you would get of pizza from the general public would apply to chicago deep dish as well as it would apply to NY, Neapolitan or sicilian pizza.

Maybe we should call all pizza by it's true name "open face calzone"
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