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Piece pizza - how close to New Haven style?

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Enfielder Jul 25, 2012 05:44 PM

Hi Chicago hounds- I'll be in Chicago for a few days next week and want to hit both a DDP and a thin crust pizza place (along with the other 20 places on my list). It will probably be Lou's for the deep dish, and Piece looks like a great option for the thin based on reviews. "New Haven style" is a pretty specific pizza genre, so I was curious if anyone grew up in the New Haven area and can compare Piece to the Wooster Street pizzerias?

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    kathryn Jul 26, 2012 06:47 AM

    These descriptions and photos might help:
    http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2008/01/a-list-of-regional-pizza-styles-slideshow.html#show-85726
    http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives...

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      GourmetWednesday Jul 26, 2012 08:55 PM

      I haven't been to New Haven but the clam pizza, with a squeeze of lemon, and an awesome beer list will make for a fantastic Chicago experience. It is in a fun neighborhood to wander, and a short distance from the tourist hotbed of the Magnificent Mile and River North.

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      masha Jul 27, 2012 09:04 AM

      I didn't grow up in NH but spent time there many years ago. My memory is a bit faded of the Wooster St. pizzerias, but as I recall them, the pizza at Piece is pretty authentic. It's definitely an east-coast version of pizza and really delicious.

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        Shaggy Jul 27, 2012 10:34 AM

        I grew up in the area, I think Piece is New Haven style. I wouldn't say it's as good as the pizza in New Haven, but I think that's only because they push out a lot of volume and focus a lot on making beer as well. That said, it's really good, I just tend to limit to one topping to avoid a soupy pizza.

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