When you think of Chicago pizza, the image of the tall wall of crust containing a thick slab of molten cheese and the layer of sauce on top comes to mind. Deep dish/pan pizza is the Chicago-style pizza. But because of its sheer decadence by nature of the giant slices with ungodly amounts of cheese, deep dish remains an investment of time, money, and effort best saved for special occasions. Enter the Chicago thin crust pizza.

Differing from New York pizza in many ways (I won’t get into them now), one of the more interesting differences is the way Chicago thin crust is served. “Party cut” or “tavern cut” into squares, the thin crust pizza offers non-homogenous pieces (inside crustless, outside with crust, and tiny outside triangles). Perhaps a subtle tribute to the Cartesian grid of arterial streets in the city, the way the pizza for the masses in Chicago is cut is a tradition worth noting.

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  1. gloriousgadabout reblogged this from windycity and added:
    THIS is Chicago-style pizza.
  2. trish-runs-the-world-away reblogged this from suitsandboots and added:
    Oh, pizza, how I miss you. I’ve been living in new orleans for 3.5 years and not once did it occur to me that i’ve never...
  3. urbanpaddle reblogged this from jhilla
  4. bettycrockaflockaflame reblogged this from certifiedholic and added:
    I was thinking about this place today. I saw it on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and I HAVE to go.
  5. curious-earth reblogged this from windycity and added:
    I love you, Chicago pizza. I actually didn’t realize square slices were a Chicago exclusive, that’s what I grew up with...
  6. quenchless said: I want to go to there and never leave.
  7. djnewlife reblogged this from irunchi and added:
    I’ve been all over and NO ONE tops Chicago’s variety and quality of pizza. Sorry NYC, you’re not even close…still love...
  8. chrispazen reblogged this from windycity and added:
    I need to go home.
  9. sonyc-its-cool reblogged this from suitsandboots and added:
    Word to your mother, cousin, and in-laws. Chicago thin crust rules the world.
  10. certifiedholic reblogged this from windycity
  11. metropotamia reblogged this from suitsandboots and added:
    Let me tell you about the butter thin-crust at Pizano’s. Oh shit. If you’re stuck working late, make your boss buy you a...
  12. jakethebabe reblogged this from windycity and added:
    Sometimes I enjoy the chicago thin crust more than the deep dish and this totally makes me miss home.
  13. porking reblogged this from suitsandboots and added:
    missing home right about now
  14. manshion said: and with that, it is decided, pizza is for lunch.
  15. 8bitian reblogged this from suitsandboots and added:
    Everybody knows about...dish, but Chicago-style
  16. windycity reblogged this from nachodiet and added:
    I know what I’m seeking out for lunch now.
  17. nachodiet reblogged this from jhilla and added:
    leading into my favorite tommy tweet of all time, “I have a dream that all pizza will be one day judged not by its shape...
  18. irunchi reblogged this from suitsandboots and added:
  19. stylegirlfriend said: why would you put that up at 1030 in the morning? now all I can think about is midwestern pizza (which I think - perhaps with bias - is totally better than the stuff they serve in nyc)
  20. thesilentist said: OK, so, where’s your favorite thin-crust pizza?
  21. jhilla reblogged this from suitsandboots and added:
    Pizza. I’m deathly serious about this. I will miss you
  22. jhilla said: Fuck yes, thank you for posting this.
  23. superdanger-us said: am getting lou malnatis as soon as possible on friday.
  24. suitsandboots posted this