Is "Chicago style pizza" actually pizza?

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Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#1 Feb 19, 2014
Objection, your honor!

A city pizzeria owner has thrown down a deep dish taunt to blowhard Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: Put your mouth where my pizza is.

One day after the Queens-raised Scalia famously dissed an entire region of the nation by decrying Chicago-style pizza as “not pizza,” a fired-up Emmett Burke defended the 2-inch thick pies he churns out at his pie shop, Emmett’s.

“New Yorkers have the inferiority complex because the Chicago pizza is getting strong,” says Burke, a Midwestern transplant who opened his MacDougal St. eatery late last year to far better reviews than the one rendered by the High Court’s bombastic jurist.

Burke is so convinced his Chicago-style deep dish is superior that he’s willing to double down on his challenge to Scalia — by asking the Chief Justice of the Supreme Pizza Court of the United States to issue the final ruling:“Scalia can bring in his favorite New York pizza and we’ll bring ours — and we can have Jon Stewart taste it,” Emmett says.

The Queens-born Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, seen in 2011, once quipped that Chicago pies are a 'f--king casserole' and 'tomato sauce in a bread bowl.'.
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#2 Feb 19, 2014
I think it's more like tons of bread!
Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#3 Feb 19, 2014
Ditto...I grew up eating ny pizza and even worked in a pizza shop at one point, and after doing the dishes for a month, I became a pizza maker. I had to learn to toss the dough and how to "Do it right" as my boss (who I could barely understand because he had a really thick Italian accent) would say. There is a pizza shop somewheres in manhattan I love, it's the absolute best, but I can't recall the name. It might be Lombardi's, but I'm unsure. Chicago pizza is just gross to me...now that I'm talking about pizza, I think I'll head put later to buy one...
Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#4 Feb 19, 2014
Oops I meant I'll head out later to get one!
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#5 Feb 19, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
Ditto...I grew up eating ny pizza and even worked in a pizza shop at one point, and after doing the dishes for a month, I became a pizza maker. I had to learn to toss the dough and how to "Do it right" as my boss (who I could barely understand because he had a really thick Italian accent) would say. There is a pizza shop somewheres in manhattan I love, it's the absolute best, but I can't recall the name. It might be Lombardi's, but I'm unsure. Chicago pizza is just gross to me...now that I'm talking about pizza, I think I'll head put later to buy one...
Why do they make it so thick???
Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#6 Feb 19, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
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Why do they make it so thick???
They make it the way they like they're women out there lol!
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#7 Feb 19, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
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They make it the way they like they're women out there lol!
Women in Chicago are plump?
Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#8 Feb 19, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
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Women in Chicago are plump?
Not really... At least I don't think.

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#9 Feb 19, 2014
You've all never had a Chicago pizza if you think the dough is thick. It's not the dough that is thick ... it's the cheese and toppings:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago-style_pi...

Who doesn't like more cheese?

FWIW, the most popular pizza in Chicago is actually the thin style shown in the link, which I also think is better than NY style.

IMO all NY style pizza tastes like Sbarros at the food court in the mall. It's okay, but I prefer a thin crust or a deep dish.
DILF

Medford, NY

#11 Feb 20, 2014
I have yet to eat pizza that tasted better than NY pizza.

OK, now I'm fricken hungry!!!!
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#12 Feb 20, 2014
I wonder if they make Chicago style pizza in the South; not that I would want any, but curious! To much breading for me....

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#13 Feb 20, 2014
There is probably a pizza shop somewheres in the south that serves either style of pizza, just like they serve southern style food in the north.

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#14 Feb 20, 2014
Having traveled all over, I've found most pizza is similar. more or less toppings, more or less cheese, more or less sauce. etc. Chicago style is different: sloppier, more gooey, and more cheese. I like it!

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#15 Feb 20, 2014
There is one place by me that has a chicago style deep dish, but I haven't tried it (just found out about it). I'm not sure if it is real chicago style or an imposter, which usually just has a bunch of bread (I agree with Spirit … those are gross) as that wiki article says:

"Although the entire pizza is very thick, in traditional Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas, the crust itself is thin to medium in thickness, not to be confused with imitations created outside Chicago which use a much thicker crust."

So, a real deep dish should only have thin to medium thickness crust.

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#16 Feb 20, 2014
I bought my blackstone pizza oven because most everything around here is NY style, which is not bad, but not what I prefer.

I have the Chicago thin style down (I like the crust really thin … no more than an 1/8 of an inch and crispy, not flappy like a NY style). With that down, I’m going to perfect the Chicago deep dish. I’m going to use this guy’s recipe:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php...

If you check out the photos, that’s what a Chicago style deep dish pizza looks like. So good.

“....VETS”

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#17 Feb 20, 2014
made in Chicago ............ enough said
Alias

Jackson, MO

#18 Feb 20, 2014
There isn't much you can do wrong with a pizza of your choice.
There are specialty shops that make every imaginable style including
the type of crust they use and what seasonings or stuffing they like.
They'll put any topping you want on them and there is sure to be one you haven't begun to imagine.

I like pizza .. I prefer it thick and I do like Chicago style, but New York
style is just as pleasing to me. I've traveled and I'm hard pressed to
even create a pizza that someone hasn't already.

Unless it's terribly cooked, I'm not going to turn down a slice if you offer, especially when I'm hungry. Yum:)

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#19 Feb 20, 2014
You've never had ny style pizza until you've had Lombardi's.
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#20 Feb 21, 2014
MJS14 wrote:
There is probably a pizza shop somewheres in the south that serves either style of pizza, just like they serve southern style food in the north.
I just wanted to see what it looked like in real life!

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