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Offline CaptBob

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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2014, 11:54:54 PM »
Mark.....we were in Chicago a couple of weeks ago...... We love Pizzeria Via Stato on N State street. It's a very thin cracker style pizza and the veal meatballs are to die for.......and get the marinated olives to munch on.........

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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2014, 04:23:36 PM »
Mark.....we were in Chicago a couple of weeks ago...... We love Pizzeria Via Stato on N State street. It's a very thin cracker style pizza and the veal meatballs are to die for.......and get the marinated olives to munch on.........

Bob

Thanks, Bob. Looks like I should extend my stay for a couple weeks, based on the recommendations here!

Mark
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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2014, 08:38:29 PM »
You haven`t gone yet man?    8)
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« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2014, 11:26:20 AM »
You haven`t gone yet man?    8)

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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2014, 01:39:35 PM »
This is the week we leave for the mid west/Chicago. Monday I start the pizza hunt! Thanks again to all who contibuted ideas. I am sure we will eat well! ^^^ :drool:

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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2014, 02:46:39 PM »
Als Italian beef is the bomb.  Usually eat it a few times every time I go.  Gotta get my fill.  Not a big deep dish fan though so I can't recommend in that area.
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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2014, 03:13:04 PM »
Als Italian beef is the bomb.  Usually eat it a few times every time I go.  Gotta get my fill.  Not a big deep dish fan though so I can't recommend in that area.

Thanks.  I will be looking for Chicago thin. Coalfire is supposed to be good.
Beef will be a winner too.
Mark
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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2014, 03:21:27 PM »
Mark,
Hopefully some of the folks can recommend some great sausages makers & delicatessens too! You can bring a ton back in your luggage!  I can see you now, Sir, that is an igloo cooler, it will not fit in the overhead compartment!  Have a great trip!  Are you seeing MDQ? Look forward to a review of that too!
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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2014, 06:52:02 PM »
Mark,
  Are you seeing MDQ? Look forward to a review of that too!
Cheers,
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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2014, 09:20:16 AM »
I thought you mentioned you were going to a show at the theater. I guessed it had to be the Million Dollar Quartet, given the other upcoming performers at the Chicago theatre. But, I must have guessed wrong!? :-\
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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2014, 11:19:26 AM »
I thought you mentioned you were going to a show at the theater. I guessed it had to be the Million Dollar Quartet, given the other upcoming performers at the Chicago theatre. But, I must have guessed wrong!? :-\
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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2014, 02:54:02 PM »
NICE!
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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2014, 10:58:02 PM »
Well the Chicago trip is done!  As it turns out I only had two opportunities to eat pizza.
We drove to Coalfire the 1st day,  they were closed that day, Mon. Second choice was Pizzeria Via Strato, on State St. The pie was baked in a gas fired oven. The crust was VERY thin and crispy. White sauce, with house made sausage. Quite good! I asked what type of crust,  was told Roman.  I suggested perhaps not, at least not like any Roman style, we ate in Rome. The chef lived in Rome 4 years,  who am I too argue?
Next day I passed by a place called Dough Bros. With a name like that, I had to try it. NY style.
Had the house sausage with red sauce.  Very tasty!!!.
Overall,  except for the brevity, I enjoyed the Chicago pies I had.
Now don't get me started on my rental car getting towed.........

Mark
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Re: Chicago pizza and rooms
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2014, 11:03:42 PM »
Continued:
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