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Chi-Town— love the stuffed pizza!

on September 30, 2010

This past week I spent two days in the windy city– going on a mini culinary adventure!

The part of my adventure that I want to share with all of you– is my Chicago pizza eating experience. Many of you know by reading my Facebook and blog posts that I adore NYC pizza.  However, I do have to hand it to Chicago, they have amazing pizza too– and their very own style of making it.

Chicago stuffed pizza (vs. deep dish that we see at Pizzeria Uno) is the idea of a deep dish pizza, however a thin layer of dough forms in a bowl in a high-sided pan and the toppings and cheese are added. Then, an additional layer of dough goes on top and is pressed to the sides of the bottom crust. The tomato sauce  goes on the very top of the pie (secret they put the sauce on top toward the end of the baking process).

I was lucky enough to enjoy stuffed pizza at two award winning venues, Girodano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza AND Bacino’s (btw try the spinach stuffed pizza at Bacinos)!

Here is a photo of Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza!

When traveling to the windy city make sure to check out one of these places… you will not be disappointed!

BTW– if you love the Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting experience– you most certainly should try this  amazing food and culture experience in Chicago!

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