Sunday, December 03, 2006
The Art of Pizza, Chicago
I'm not a huge fan of bread, and hence, I'd never really liked Chicago deep dish pizza. But when I heard that Chicago also has its own unique thin crust pizza, I had to come check it out. This place (3033 North Ashland Avenue at Nelson Street, 773-327-5600) is considered to be one of the best in town...for both the deep dish and thin crust versions.
I was actually a bit surprised to see it offered in slices (apparently, this is supposed to be cut up into squares instead), but obviously didn't matter much taste-wise. Being in Chicago, I had to order the quintessential sausage variety, which was already being kept impressively warm in their heater rather than needing a reheat in the oven like New York style pizza. And of course, being Chicago style, the cheese was on top rather than the other way around.
Admittedly though, I still didn't really like it. I could see why people felt this place had a nice crust, as it was decently flaky and buttery. And the toppings were hearty. But this "thin crust" still provided too much of a bread taste for me, even if it was much thinner than deep dish pizza. Well, at least I got to try one of the better pizza joints around Chicago. I suppose I should have ordered the deep dish afterwards to do it justice, but I really didn't want to eat any more bread after that.
Digested at 3:48 PM
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