Monday, November 22, 2010

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

We just got back from the Windy City.  What a great trip.  Well.. all except our football team losing which was the reason for our trip.  But while in Chicago I told the family we needed to eat the food they are famous for.  So we set out to have some good steaks, hot dogs and deep dish pizza. 

My first thought of deep dish pizza would be just thick crust.  Soo wrong.  Did you know the sauce is put on top?  Well it is.  The first night in Chicago we went to a fabulous steak house, Bennys Chop House.  Really good steaks, really good!  Too bad I didn't get any pictures.  But that night we started planning our next nights meal, deep dish pizza.  Our waitress told us that everyone has their own favorite but hers was, Ginos East.  The next day we asked several people.  They all said Gino's East, but get there early.

So Gino's East it was.  We had skipped lunch and got there around 5:00.  Good thing.  There was already a line.  We only waited about 10 minutes before we were seated.  Our waiter explained that deep dish pizza takes 45 minutes to bake. 

We started with salad and some wings.  But then the pizza came.

The waiter brings it out in the pan it's cooked in and serves it up for you.  We had half sausage and half spinach and cheese.

This pizza is soo cheesy and the sauce is put on last.  Here's the sausage.

And here's the spinach and cheese.  It was very good.  The crust is crispy and buttery and the sauce tasted fresh made.  It was delicious.  In the end, the kids prefer the pizza were used to at home.  But we would definitely go back to Gino's East.  Sounds like another trip to Chicago for me!


Andrea said...

Mmmmmmm...maybe I need to take a trip to Chicago with you!

Marsh Mayhem said...

You were in Chicago and DIDN'T swing over to Naperville??? I vote for another trip! Glad you liked the deep dish ... we've become converted. The next time you're out here, you should try a Chicago-style dog. Delish!

Keersten said...

Oh that looks so very good! Definitely on my list of to try's.

Keersten said...

Oh that looks so very good! Definitely on my list of to try's.

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