I love pizza–thick crust, thin crust, cracker crust, few toppings or loaded. But I have this weird Ahab/Moby thing going with “Chicago-style” deep dish pies. I’ve never had one I particularly liked.
So I was excited last night to try a new place that’s got all the buzz. You know how the write-ups go… Owner studied ChiPie for years, perfecting this-n-that, so good getting one is an underground, “meet me in the parking lot” deal, etc. Your order must be placed 24 hrs in advance, etc., etc.
Meh again, Chapter 243. Been to Chicago. Tried it lots of places, and other than bulk and weight, I’m mystified what this style has to recommend it over… pizza.
No judgement on those who think it’s pizza (or the subset who actually like it), but I conclude that I’m never going to find a Chicago pizza I’ll like.