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The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

Old 11-14-13, 05:50 PM
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The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

There should be an "Other" choice, but if I had to choose between the two, definitely NY.

My favorite region for pizza is Buffalo, but having grown up on it I'm a bit biased. I wish I could find a local joint or chain that came even close.
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I live in Chicago and haven't had deep dish pizza in at least 8 yrs. I like it but I prefer thin crust way more. Even though I voted ny style, I've never had pizza in ny. From what I see on tv it doesn't look very good. It always just looks like a undercooked giant wet floppy triangle. I prefer a crispy crusty pizza cut into squares. With that said I don't know if that's really what a ny pizza is like or just how it's portrayed on tv.
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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

Chicago has a way of taking something as simple as a hot dig or pizza and turn it into some monstrosity.

I voted NY.
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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

"REAL" Chicago Pizza is ok but I prefer a thin, thick, or "normal" crust. True deep dish is weird to me.

I had a guy gift me some Pizza from a well known place in Chicago and it was the first time I ever had real Chicago deep crust pizza like that. It was good but I wouldn't get that style on my own.
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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

I prefer the thicker Chicago style over the thin NY style but I don't care for actual deep dish pizza.

A lot of thin crust NY style pizzas use a particular type of sweeter tomato sauce that really gives me heartburn.
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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

NY, hands down. I don't consider deep dish pizza.
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Chicago Pizza thin crust all the way bitches!
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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

They both suck.
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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

Detroit style

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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

New Haven thin crust. Sally's, Pepe's and Modern are particular favorites.
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New Haven thin crust. Sally's, Pepe's and Modern are particular favorites.
There's a place near me that says they are "New Haven thin crust." I had no fucking clue what that meant , but I tried it...it was decent, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. Not better than traditional NY Style.
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Neither. I like Italian style. Thin, crispy crust and a real wood burning oven.
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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

I love all types of pizza, Napoli, Sicilian, Chicago or NY so it's hard for me to pick either one.

All are great, but if there was a gun to my head I would say: Napoli, Sicilian, Chicago or NY.

I'd die for a good slice of pizza.
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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

I love Chicago deep dish, but it's not the sort of thing you can have all the time. NY is more compulsively eatable.
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Detroit style

My choice as well. Only place that makes it in my area is Jet's and it's mighty fine!
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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

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I love Chicago deep dish, but it's not the sort of thing you can have all the time.
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There should be an "Other" choice, but if I had to choose between the two, definitely NY.

My favorite region for pizza is Buffalo, but having grown up on it I'm a bit biased. I wish I could find a local joint or chain that came even close.
I didn't grow up in Buffalo, but I went to Grad School there. I therefore do not share your birthplace bias, so I can state categorically that Buffalo, NY Pizza is OUTSTANDING!!! Crust is a little chewier than NY, but what really makes it is the spicy red sauce. But trying to find Buffalo pizza outside of Western NY is futile (with the exception of Las Vegas where Santora's has opened two stores). I would eat Buffalo pizza everyweek if I could (Hear that Bocce Club? It's time to expand).

Nevertheless, I prefer NY Pizza to Chicago Pizza, but Chicago Pizza done right is very good.

The worst regional style of pizza is St Louis Pizza. Put some ketchup on a crankcase and put CheezWhiz on the top and you can replicate the St Louis Pizza experience. And the worst part is St Louisianans think it's good.
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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

I was at Exchequer a few months back, was not that impressed but I am willing to try more, since I am a deep dish fan.
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We seem to have a thread on this every year, and every year it's a slaughter.
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Re: The Pizza War: New York vs. Chicago

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My favorite region for pizza is Buffalo, but having grown up on it I'm a bit biased. I wish I could find a local joint or chain that came even close.
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I didn't grow up in Buffalo, but I went to Grad School there. I therefore do not share your birthplace bias, so I can state categorically that Buffalo, NY Pizza is OUTSTANDING!!! Crust is a little chewier than NY, but what really makes it is the spicy red sauce. But trying to find Buffalo pizza outside of Western NY is futile (with the exception of Las Vegas where Santora's has opened two stores). I would eat Buffalo pizza everyweek if I could (Hear that Bocce Club? It's time to expand).
Totally agree, I live across the border from Buffalo and the pizza there is the best I've had anywhere.
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Not really sure about NY style, but I voted the thinner crust. Give me a thin fire baked pizza...it comes out a bit crispy and crunchy. The deep dish is way to much bread for me.
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Chicago Deep Dish from Gino's East.

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