Chicago: Lou Malnati's
Nelson @ Chicago: Famous for their deep dish pizza this is my first ever experience with it and practically minutes after landing. Vacations are for eating, right?
We ordered two deep dish pizza that took 30 minutes to be cooked, but well worth the wait. Surprisingly the veggie is more expensive than the meat pizza!
The Lou: Fresh enhanced spinach mix, mushrooms, and sliced roma tomatoes covered with a blend of mozzarella, romano and cheddar cheese ($18.85 for 12" Medium). I almost liked this one better than the meat pizza as the ingredients were really good. Yes, it is really thick with plenty of cheese making this a really heavy meal. Making it vegetables perhaps balances this a little. I liked the multiple types of cheese as well that gave it some extra flavour.
The Malnati Chicago Classic: "Lou Malnati's is legendary for its pizza in the pan, and here, sausage is the specialty of the house. Made with Lou's exclusive blend of lean sausage, some extra cheese, and vine-ripened tomato sauce on our famous Buttercrust" ($17.40 for 12" medium). Once again very thick and full of gooey cheese that comes out piping hot. There were huge chunks of tasty sausage as spread liberally throughout the pizza that it almost like eating a sausage patty (PS that's a good thing).
But the best part of the pizza? The crust. I usually don't even like the crust, but this crust was so buttery with a perfect flaky crisp texture that I couldn't get enough. So good. Probably the bottom of the pan is full of grease. Two slices and I was full. Anyway, my first experience with deep dish is very positive and definitely something I could eat more of. Can't believe this is my first time having it!
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