Chicago is a 2 hour drive for me, but yesterday work had me close enough I decided to go to Spacca Napoli for lunch. It's been a little over a year since I've been, so I was pretty excited. Pizza was very good as usual, and I had the chance to speak with Jonathan for a few minutes. He is a class guy. We had some good pizza conversation, and he went on his way.
I sat as close to the oven as possible to watch the action. I ordered a margherita, and a bianca con bufala and washed them down with a Menabrea beer. The pizza maker was good, but he was not exceptionally speedy or amazing to watch...not that he should have been. I also learned my Neopolitan style pizza has come a loong way. I mean it's not quite as good as Spacca, but it's right there. That is exciting given my current limitations. I do think I prefer a puffier crust than traditional Neopolitan pies, but I flip flop on that sometimes. My phone was the only camera I had.