In honor of Pi Day, let’s talk about pizza. Today, in America, there are over 20 different variations and styles. With over 75,000 pizzerias we have Neapolitan, Neo-Neapolitan, Sicilian, Stuffed, Chicago Deep dish, New York, Detroit, to even California style. But what style is the best?
In an imperfect world, if I had to choose one style, it would be Deep dish. It may sound cliché, but Deep dish pizza is different from the rest.This pizza is nowhere near an easy or quick eat. Its an endeavor from start to finish and that is what makes it appealing and appalling for many.
Here are three reasons that make deep dish pizza great.
A true dining experience – Be prepared to sacrifice some time because deep dish pizza typically takes around 45 minutes to cook. No, this is not a deal breaker because you will appreciate it more once it arrives at your table. Deep dish pizza is like a holiday, it’s a social meal that leads on anticipation. Time will pass by quickly offering you the opportunity to order a small appetizer, have a drink, and truly converse with your party.
3D Masterpiece – The most important feature of deep dish pizza is simply describing it as a pie. At about 1 ½ to 2 inches thick, deep dish pizza most definitely requires a fork and knife. Once you get the hang of navigating it, you will elate at the texture of the buttery crust and tomato sauce. Deep dish pizza is served best with just a few veggies and meat to break up the cheese because you will get plenty of cheese.
Chicago – Deep dish pizza is a keystone in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Said to be invented back in 1943, Chicago has created a legacy of renown pizzerias that constantly bring back tourists and locals wanting more. I had the luxury of traveling to Chicago last year eating at Lou Malnati’s, Giordano’s, and Pequod’s, the hype is real. Each place offered its signature style from the crust, type of cheese, to the different cut of sausage. Go book a flight.
Everyone will always have a favorite style of pizza. Although deep dish pizza is a monstrosity compared to New York-style and the rest, it’s a pizza worthy of its reputation. With generous amounts of cheese, rich tomato sauce, and a buttery crust that rivals croissants, deep dish pizza is a pie rather than a slice.
Travel to Chicago, I urge you to visit Lou’s, Giordano’s, and Pequod’s. They do offer shipping in the US. If you cannot make it to Chicago and live in the SoCal area, check out a chain called Rance’s Chicago Pizza. Rance’s is the closest thing you will get to an authentic Chicago pie so check them out with the link below.