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New Pizza in Skokie

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chicago maven Dec 4, 2012 09:49 AM

Yet another kosher pizza shop is scheduled to open in Skokie very soon. It is called Soul Surfing Pizza and is located where Malibu used to be, next door to Ken's. It is under new ownership and management and I wish them well.

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  1. weinstein5 RE: chicago maven Dec 4, 2012 10:48 PM

    If this is accurate it sounds like it might be good - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1...

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      KA2CSH RE: chicago maven Dec 6, 2012 02:28 PM

      From what I understand:

      1) It's kosher under the cRc, although the cRc is not mentioned in their signage or any observable front window cRc logo
      2) Was sold be Ken from Ken's diner to Debra who used to have something to do with the Hershey's Ice Cream shop (on Oakton St?) in Skokie
      3) Had been looking for capital until a few days ago: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1...

      I know more, but I reserve the right to remain silent.

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        weinstein5 RE: KA2CSH Dec 6, 2012 08:02 PM

        interesting - if the pizza is half as good as the pictures look it will be fun to try -

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          lenchik RE: weinstein5 Dec 7, 2012 08:29 AM

          So is there a definite opening date?

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            KA2CSH RE: lenchik Dec 7, 2012 10:30 AM

            From what I understand, they've been open for business since 2 weeks ago.

            They were reviewed in a closed Facebook group "Chicago Jewish Central" a couple of days ago.

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              chicago maven RE: KA2CSH Dec 10, 2012 12:42 PM

              They just officially opened this past weekend. So far I am hearing some good feedback. Have any of you gone yet?

      2. weinstein5 RE: chicago maven Dec 10, 2012 05:18 PM

        Went tonight - still the Malibu decor - this was their first night open - talking to the owner sound like they had a open night issues but nothing too major - They do not have to go menus yet - they do offer tasting that is $12 per person - and for each person there is a 12" pizza that you select.

        I carried out two pies tonight - Large cheese for the kids and a small italian Italian Sausage - they were thin crust - I did not ask about deep dish but now onto the pizzas - were excellent - IMHO the best Kosher pizza I have had - as good if not better than EJs -

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          lenchik RE: weinstein5 Dec 11, 2012 07:41 AM

          Even better the Tel Aviv?:)

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            weinstein5 RE: lenchik Dec 11, 2012 12:25 PM

            IMO yes- eating the sausage pizza was little disconcerting because it looked exactly like a traif pizza - but it was dleicious!

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              lenchik RE: weinstein5 Dec 12, 2012 08:18 AM

              Ooooh! I have had fake pepperoni pizza at Jerusalem Pizza in Detroit, i LIKED it:) Can't wait to try!

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          LBaer RE: chicago maven Dec 30, 2012 12:01 PM

          Check out their menu on their website: www.soulsurfingpizza.com

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            weinstein5 RE: LBaer Dec 30, 2012 12:29 PM

            It is good to see a menu finally -

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              danpeikes RE: weinstein5 Dec 30, 2012 02:38 PM

              no prices on the menu :(

          2. weinstein5 RE: chicago maven Jan 15, 2013 12:41 PM

            Went again last with a friend from Baltimore - was concerned when we went because no one was in the restaurant - but turns out Monday is there slow night - no one to the food-

            Everything was delicious - the stand out was the Cheeseburger Calzone - if this is what a cheeseburger tastes like I can see why people love them - it was fabulous!

            We also ended up trying the bruschetta which was good but could have been warment - the italian wedding soupd which was excellent - the pizzas we tried by doing half and half included the italian sausage, meatball, carmelized onion, araugla and the gyros - all were excellent!

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              lenchik RE: weinstein5 Jan 17, 2013 01:13 PM

              We also went there a couple of week ago. I LOVED the pizza. I wasn't too crazy about the interior or the service. I also don't like the fact that now you have to enter the place from the street, which creates an extra freezing draft inside the restaurant, so if you are sitting at one of the booths close to the door, you can get sick very easily. Despite all that I will DEFINITELY keep ordering the pizza forever:) We had a plain cheese pizza as well as one with fake pepperoni, both delicious! Really great stuff!!! So Good!

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              grumpus RE: chicago maven Feb 13, 2013 08:30 PM

              This place rocks! Thus far we've tried the sweet potato fries, caramelized pizza (caramelized onions and roasted garlic), and plain cheese pizza. Truly the best kosher pizza in Chicagoland. The crust is thin, tasty and crispy, the sauce tastes homemade, and balances out the toppings nicely. I'm in love with the caramelized onion pizza - it's savory but not salty, and sweet in a natural and understated way. We highly recommend Soul Surfing Pizza (despite its weird name), and really hope that they make it. Having tasted their offerings, we simply can't imagine eating pizza from any other kosher place in town.

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                chicago maven RE: chicago maven Dec 28, 2013 09:18 PM

                The short lived Soul Surfing Pizza has closed. Great food but terrible management.

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                  weinstein5 RE: chicago maven Dec 29, 2013 07:26 AM

                  That is a shame - :-(

                  By far the best kosher pizza I ever had!

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