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Chicago-style deep dish pizza

JulesTei Mar 10, 2011 09:24 AM

Is there anywhere in Manhattan to get a good, Chicago-style deep dish pie? I haven't come across much in my search so far....

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    secondbecky Mar 11, 2011 11:49 AM

    There's a place down in the FiDi by my office, I'll try to check it out and report back next week.

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      secondbecky Mar 10, 2011 12:27 PM

      I think your best bet would be to find a recipe and try to make your own. mmmmm Malnati's. We are VERY protective of our "normal sized" crust here.

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      1. re: secondbecky
        Riverman500 Mar 10, 2011 01:24 PM

        How about Uno Chicago Grill in UWS? Is the deep dish pizza not any good? Never been.

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          JungMann Mar 11, 2011 11:43 AM

          I don't think Uno's is that bad, but it's more of a place to satisfy a desperate craving than a place for actually good deep dish.

      2. srsone Mar 10, 2011 09:30 AM

        your best bet would be to mail order malnatis.....


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          LeahBaila Mar 10, 2011 09:37 AM

          Agreed: http://www.tastesofchicago.com/catego...

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            JulesTei Mar 10, 2011 09:40 AM

            Haha, that's what I've been doing. They are quite delicious, a bit expensive though. It's crazy to me that there's not a single Chicago-style pizza joint here. Someone needs to hop on that...

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              srsone Mar 10, 2011 09:41 AM

              aint gonna happen...unless chicago wins a war and takes over new york

              new york has some very good pizza tho...have u tried the good ones?

              and im guessing your a chicago transplant?

              1. re: srsone
                JulesTei Mar 10, 2011 09:52 AM

                I'm not! But I went to Chicago for the first time earlier this year and fell in love with it. I figured without a doubt that I could find some in NYC, but have been sorely disappointed.

                The main thing I like is how much CHEESE there is on their pies. So if there are other great NY pizza joints that load on the toppings, I guess that would satisfy too. For the record, my favorite is Di Fara, but I'm down with a good gooey slice of Ray's or the truffle pie from Keste. Yum.

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                  srsone Mar 10, 2011 10:09 AM

                  it is good yes..and so is new york style..and new haven style..
                  but in new york and vice versa in chicago your not going to have much luck either way...
                  theres a reason why its pizza WARS...lol

                  1. re: JulesTei
                    JungMann Mar 10, 2011 10:56 AM

                    You might have some luck looking for "pizza gain" around Easter time. It's a stuffed pie that bears a passing resemblance to deep dish. Other than that, you're on the wrong side of the pizza wars to get your fix.

                    1. re: JungMann
                      bob96 Mar 12, 2011 09:27 PM

                      Don't think so. Unless there's a tomato version up in New Haven, "a pizza gain" (form "pizza chiena or piena [stuffed-full]') is the Neapolitan casatiello, or thick cheese and salumi double crust pie, sold in NY Italian delis and bakeries at holiday time. Uno is really the only easy source for Chicago deep-dish; there's a number of them in Manhattan. Having lived in Chicago for 6 years (and loved it), I could never ever understand the pleasures of this dish, or its even more awful thin-crust cousin. But 3 million Chicagoans can't be all wrong.

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                        srsone Mar 13, 2011 08:18 PM

                        but the other 304 million of us who eat the normal kind of pizza arent either.....

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                          bob96 Mar 14, 2011 06:37 PM

                          Agree--it still amazes me how hard it was to find even a pale copy of a NY slice in Chicago. On the other hand, try finding a Chicago hot dog in NY, and I don't mean @ Shake Shack.. I guess it all balances out.

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