3 Must-Try Chicago Pizza Styles


Although most Canadians tend to think of New York style slices when they think of American pizza, the Midwest offers a glut of different styles to sample. Midwestern variations tend to be heartier and more cheese heavy than their East Coast counterparts. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about just a few different types of pizza styles from the Midwestern city of Chicago alone!

Chicago Cast Iron

The Chicago cast iron pizza isn't as deep as the traditional Chicago style pizza, and it is sometimes referred to as a Southern Illinois style, due to its prevalence in the southern areas of Illinois, like Carbondale. The cheese runs up to the very edge of the crust, where it begins to become caramelized and crunchy, although this style lacks the traditional Chicago style's sweet, tangy tomato sauce. The ingredients, however, are buried below the cheese and the crust has its own unique flavor. It is buttery, oily, and, although dough heavy, quite crunchy.

Chicago Deep Dish

The Chicago style deep dish is so unique that there are those out there that don't even consider it a pizza. The deep dish style pizza is a layered dish that operates a lot like a cake or lasagna, with the sauce being the final ingredient in this style, rather than the cheese. The sauce itself is wholly unique to the construct, as well, with Chicago style sauce bearing a sweeter, tangier flavor than most tomato-based sauces you'll find. Finally, the dish is topped with a small amount of finely grated Parmesan cheese. Get ready for a savory, filling experience when it comes to Chicago style.

Chicago Stuffed Style

Chicago stuffed style is basically the same recipe and construct as a deep dish pizza, but with a crust that rises over the top of the dish itself, due to the fact that it is stuffed with cheese. This makes an already hearty dish incredibly filling. Although there is no definitive take on what sort of cheese can be used as the stuffing for this savory pie, the traditionalist take is to use mozzarella.

Chicago style pizzas are not for the faint of heart. They take a while to consume, and for most people, one slice is enough to fill them up for hours on end. If you're interested in sampling the goods, it's recommended that you make your way to the nearest restaurant that serves pizza or to other establishments, such as a local sports bar.


9 May 2016

How to Save Money When Eating Out

Welcome to my website. My name is Joanne Taylor. My family and I love eating out at restaurants, but with there being five of us, it can get expensive. In order to be able to continue to indulge in the luxury of eating at restaurants, my husband and I have come up with ways to order and save money. We always thought that ordering kids meals for young children was the cheapest way to go. But we found in many cases, it’s less expensive to order one regular meal and let our two youngest children split it. We make use of coupons whenever possible, restaurant daily specials, early bird specials, and other money savers. I’m going to share some of the ways we’ve been creative in the hope that you will find some useful tips.