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Lou Malnati's Taste of Chicago mail order

javaandjazz Jan 29, 2008 05:24 AM

Anyone ever try ordering the pizza from out in Chicago? Just trying to think of a Valentine's gift for a guy. Thanks, Richie

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    GenieinTX Jan 29, 2008 06:26 AM

    I ordered two pizzas for Christmas year before last. It was really good and since it was for people who had never been to Chicago and would probably be their only taste of real Chicago pizza, I thought it was well worth the cost. I was pleased with it.

    1. choctastic Jan 29, 2008 07:08 AM

      Yes, we have gotten the pizza from Taste of Chicago, several years running. It is the worst Chicago pizza I've ever had, but we are lucky in that there is a fairly decent Chicago style pizza joint near us (Zachary's in San Ramon, CA). It didn't reheat really well, even in my friend's uber-kitchen. I didn't think it was worth the $60 for two pizzas, personally. I guess I would feel differently if there were no other alternative.

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        MGZ Jan 29, 2008 08:49 AM

        My wife and I receive two pies every christmas. Originally, we thought them dreadful. However, since they arrive each year, we decided to figure out if they can be prepared in such a way as to make them palatable. We have in fact developed a process whereby they come out quite good. Here are the rules:

        They must be prepared either the day after they arrive or within a week thereof. They must be thawed in a refrigerator overnight (make sure to wipe the moisture off the inside of the lid) and then let come towards room temperature on the counter (uncovered) prior to cooking. The oven must be completely preheated. Pay attention at the end of the cooking time as they seem to take less time than the package suggests.

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