So when I told people that I was moving to Chicago, they said – “You have got to try Chicago Deep Dish Pizza!”.
Last night I went to the famous Giordano’s Pizza so that I could try the famous deep dish pizza.
I didn’t have a reservation, so needless to say, I had to wait about an hour for a table. Once I was seated, I was informed that a deep dish pizza is at least 40 minutes of prep time!
What??? This must be some pizza!
I ordered a salad to enjoy while I waited and it came relatively quickly and it was very good, but the anticipation of the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza was killing me.
I consider myself a people watcher, so I amused myself with watching the other patrons at Giordano’s while I watched numerous deep dish pizzas go by.
Ok, now I’m really getting hungry!
So, while I am sitting here waiting for my pizza, I am doing some research on my phone about Giordano’s Deep Dish Pizza. Apparently it is a stuffed deep dish pizza that originated in Italy as an “Italian Easter Pie” and became quite famous. As I am watching them go by to other tables, I notice that the sauce is on top and they are very thick. The other patrons seem to be enjoying them immensely and my mouth is watering!
Just as I was about to give up…
OMG! That is a lot of dough!
By this time, I had been here for almost 2 hours and had only eaten a salad, so I was ready to dig in!
The pizza was very good and incredibly filling, but I think I prefer the thin crust.
There was no way I was going to eat the whole thing, but I put a pretty good dent in it!
I don’t think I have ever eaten that much cheese in one sitting in my life!
Maybe it is because I am not yet a native Chicagoan, but deep dish pizza just isn’t my thing.
If you come to Chicago, you have to try Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, just to be able to say that you have tried it and Giordano’s should be on your list!