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Best NYC Pizza in Chicago?

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Amelie Feb 10, 2008 05:31 AM

My mother and I are going to Chicago for a quick 2 day trip. She is from Manhattan and we have lived in Arkansas now for years. Whenever we travel to urban areas, we try to find good New York City style pizza. As you can guess, we rarely find anything close, but it is a fun game we play and we miss the pizza in New York so much.

Any suggestions on finding good NYC pizza in Chicago?

Your help is greatly appreciated. We are also going to try Chicago pizza (of course) but I will do a search on the board for a thread on the best Chicago pizza because I am sure that topic has already been explored in depth. I don't want to clutter this thread up with that sure to be overwhelming topic!

EDIT: Ok, I see that this topic has already been explored. Here is the link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/470355

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    wak RE: Amelie Feb 12, 2008 02:26 PM

    On a related note, there is an outstanding pizzeria called Coal Fire Pizza that serves a pizza, not suprisingly, cooked in a coal burning oven which is a style developed in NYC, although not what you would traditionally consider "NY Style" pizza.

    At any rate, its IMO the best pizza in town. Crispy crust that is suprisingly light and soft on the inside. Very fresh ingredients including a delicious spicy pepperoni, fresh herbs, and a wonderful white pizza among others.

    Not much to order there aside from Pizza, and it is BYO so you will need to bring your own beer/wine if you are drinking, but if you are open to something different, this is the first place I would recommend.

    Coal Fire
    1321 W. Grand Ave.
    312-226-2625
    Open 5pm-11 everyday but Monday.

    More info with pictures here: http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic....

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      swsidejim RE: wak Feb 13, 2008 06:18 AM

      I second the recommendation of Coal Fire. Great Place for New Haven Style Pizza. Great food, friendly owner who even invited me behind the counter to inspect the awesome pizza oven, and even showed how they make the pizza, & the supply of coal used to fire the oven.

      The pizza is the best I have had in the Chicago bar none, and I love that it is BYOB.

    2. nsxtasy RE: Amelie Feb 13, 2008 06:27 AM

      >> We are also going to try Chicago pizza (of course) but I will do a search on the board for a thread on the best Chicago pizza because I am sure that topic has already been explored in depth. <<

      Here are some links to make it easier for you to find them:
      www.chowhound.com/topics/327474
      www.chowhound.com/topics/319254

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        Amelie RE: nsxtasy Feb 13, 2008 04:56 PM

        Thank you so much, ns. You have been a great help.

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        citywayne RE: Amelie Feb 19, 2008 06:39 AM

        Try Pat's Pizza on Lincoln Ave. It's about 4 blocks N. of Fullerton Ave. Great thin crust pizza.

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