I won’t quibble with their regions or who’s best because whatever. But this reads like someone watched a bunch of Food Channel “The top 10 Pizzas!!” and then hit google.
But the thing that REALLY makes me wonder what they’re smoking is the assertion that native Chicagoans don’t really eat deep-dish pizza, It’s only for tourists. Now, I’ve been living on the west coast for 20+ years, so maybe there’s been some big demographic shift, but I would seriously question that assertion. My visits back home usually involve at least one visit to a local place, and it is inevitably full of the same north side beer bellied Cubs fans in their cargo shorts and polos happily digging in to a large deep-dish sausage.
Thin style party cut pizza is great, don’t get me wrong. For birthdays, bbqs, and bar nights, little 3 bite pieces you can hold in one hand are obviously the way to go. You can’t really mingle while trying to keep a lake of molten cheese on your plate.
This isn’t the first time I’ve heard it, but it’s usually just hung out there as an assumed fact, like “New Yorkers never go to Times Square”. And the people I hear it from never seem to actually be from Chicago.
Well, yes. That seems self evident. Which is why I’m wondering where and when this assertion gained traction? I’ve heard this more than once, but only within the last year or so. I’m trying to determine if this is an actual new thing or some sort of weird Baader-Meinhoff effect.
I was trying to come up with some sort of category of people who live in chicago and not simply “don’t eat deep dish often.” but don’t eat deep dish at all, or only when visitors come. Growing up, while we certainly had thin crust more often (it’s easier, cheaper, and faster, after all) but the idea of not WANTING to eat deep dish is just… as the kids these days say, I can’t even.
I’m a tourist in New York and the last time I went to Times Square was the last. Hell on earth.
I like Hollywood Boulevard except for the tourist apocalypse around Hollywood & Vine. I stayed a few blocks away last time I was in LA and it was a great location except for having to run the gantlet to get to the Metro station.