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Pizza Thunderdome: New York vs. Chicago

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Where is the better pizza?

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Pizza Thunderdome: New York vs. Chicago

Postby geiginni on Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:22 am

Don't think this one's been done yet. Kerble, anyone?

Have at it! I will weigh in later...
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Postby El Protoolio on Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:28 am

If we are talking super thin New York style pizza versus stuffed Chicago pan style pizza then New York style takes it. However, there are plenty of joints in Chicago that serve it up New York style. Giggios in Evanston is one excellent example.

Stuffed pizza can eat a dick.
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Postby Rick Reuben on Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:31 am

If New York style is synonymous with thin crust pie cut and Chicago style is synonymous with deep dish, then NY Style wins. But I can get great thin crust in Chicago, no problem. But it's way easier in NYC, especially if you are after just a slice to go and not going to sit down for a pie.

( I didn't read EPT's post as I was writing mine, although it loks like it. )
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Postby r0ck1r0ck2 on Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:31 am

El Protoolio wrote:
Stuffed pizza can eat a dick.


it's fine...

it's just not pizza..

NYcitytakesit!!
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Postby Wood Goblin on Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:40 am

This is tough! I really can't pick a favorite.

I will note, however, that Chicago style goes better with beer than NY style.
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Postby TheMilford on Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:41 am

PAH-LEEEEZE!

NYC.

Thank you!
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Postby zom-zom on Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:42 am

I don't know when "Chicago Style" became synonymous with Deep Dish pizza, but when I was a kid in the '60s we never had deep-dish Chicago pizza. Just super-thin pizzas.

And for my tastes, I've had much better pizzas in Chicago than New York.
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Postby TheMilford on Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:42 am

Wood Goblin wrote:This is tough! I really can't pick a favorite.

I will note, however, that Chicago style goes better with beer than NY style.


WHAT!

Are you a mortard?!

Beer and NYC pizza... perfection.
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Postby Wood Goblin on Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:46 am

TheMilford wrote:
Wood Goblin wrote:This is tough! I really can't pick a favorite.

I will note, however, that Chicago style goes better with beer than NY style.


WHAT!

Are you a mortard?!

Beer and NYC pizza... perfection.


I've studied this matter extensively. Chicago wins.

But! NY is better for lunch.
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Postby zom-zom on Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:52 am

Chicago has so much, much more and better food in general.
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Postby John George Peppers on Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:00 pm

Wood Goblin wrote: I've studied this matter extensively. Chicago wins.


You can get both in Chicago. New York style is for lunch or as a snack. Deep Dish is for dinner. Go eat a pie at Pequod's,you can order either style, and then tell me who has the best Pizza.

Also
Pizzaria Uno, the real Pizzaria downtown not the bullshit chain around the country
Gino's East
Lou Malnati's
Giordanos
...just to name a few....
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Postby itchy mcgoo on Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:08 pm

I am a glutton. I fear no lipids, but Chicago-style pizza is just too fucking much.
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A fucking mouthful of mediocre mozzarella. No thanks.

I like some deep dish, like Pequod's, but the standard tomato-topped Chicago heart attack pie, fuck off.

New York.

I'm not seeing much of either these days, it's mostly Spacca Napoli for me.

edit: Just noticed that the question is not on style, but location. Chicago has several styles and each is done very well. This city takes its pizza very seriously. I retract my vote and give it to the home team.
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Postby cjh on Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:14 pm

A few thoughts from Dan Lepard, perhaps the best baker in the UK, regarding the perfect pizza:

But the perfect pizza is another creature altogether, as rare as a sexy politician or a footballer with opinions on the works of Proust. I asked Lepard what he thought makes for this quasi-mythical food item. 'Flour, time and Italians,' he said. 'British flour is designed to be moist and heavy, because that's what we want for our tin loaves. To make a good pizza you need proper Italian double zero. Then you need to make the dough early and leave it to rise for a few hours. And the final thing is the people who make it. They have to be Italian.'


I'm sadly unfamiliar with either style but the one closest to that wins. Generally speaking, anything other than a thin crust is an abomination.
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Postby MWilke on Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:16 pm

I love them both and crave them at separate times. I'll never understand the vitriol NY style lovers have against Chicago style. In the majority, the New Yorkers I've met get downright offended by the idea of Chicago style pizza. I just don't understand.

For a lunch, a poker break, or a midnight snack, a thin slice is hard to top. But there are better ingredients and more flavors involved in Chicago-style.

Have it both ways people.

(I voted Chicago, FYI)
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Postby night_tools on Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:17 pm

itchy mcgoo wrote:I am a glutton. I fear no lipids, but Chicago-style pizza is just too fucking much.
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A fucking mouthful of mediocre mozzarella. No thanks.

I like some deep dish, like Pequod's, but the standard tomato-topped Chicago heart attack pie, fuck off.

New York.

I'm not seeing much of either these days, it's mostly Spacca Napoli for me.


Is that thing real? Is that a pie filled with mozzarella with tomato on top? Isn't that THE WRONG WAY ROUND?
You're a shit MD and I want my pizza money back.
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Postby John George Peppers on Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:39 pm

night_tools wrote:
itchy mcgoo wrote:I am a glutton. I fear no lipids, but Chicago-style pizza is just too fucking much.
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A fucking mouthful of mediocre mozzarella. No thanks.

I like some deep dish, like Pequod's, but the standard tomato-topped Chicago heart attack pie, fuck off.

New York.

I'm not seeing much of either these days, it's mostly Spacca Napoli for me.




Is that thing real? Is that a pie filled with mozzarella with tomato on top? Isn't that THE WRONG WAY ROUND?


Yea at shitty pizza places they will actually make pies like this. In no way does it relfect what a good deep dish pizza should look like.
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Postby Hexpane on Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:47 pm

I love a good deep dish, but I don't really consider it pizza

NYC wins
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Postby TheMilford on Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:04 pm

What is all this dribble about "better as a lunch or snack"?

I CALL BULLSHIT.

Have any of you had a NYC pie with olives and roasted peppers and anchovies?

Go to Lombardi's and get yourself a whole pie (they don't serve slices). You can get a wide selection of wonderful toppings.

Fucking beats any deep-dish or other-wise non-NY pizza.
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Postby zom-zom on Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:06 pm

TheMilford wrote:Fucking beats any deep-dish or other-wise non-NY pizza.


Try Italy. You can keep your filthy NY pizza.
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Postby yaledelay on Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:22 pm

zom-zom wrote:
TheMilford wrote:Fucking beats any deep-dish or other-wise non-NY pizza.


Try Italy. You can keep your filthy NY pizza.


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