The Deep Dish Pizza
Chicago is well-known for all sorts of things: architecture, art, music, parks, etc. But Chicago’s greatest invention has to be the deep-dish style of pizza. It’s not like pizza you’ll find anywhere else — two crusts around a gooey, thick, delicious layer of cheese. This pizza comes in slices, but not like those you get in New York; you just might end up needing a knife and fork to tackle all the heaping goodness in a deep-dish serving!Deep-dish usually takes about 45 minutes to make; chefs take a nice thick pan and cover it with a layer of dough before adding the cheese and any toppings you might have ordered (Canadian bacon being an obvious choice) and then coating all that with a second layer of dough and tomato sauce. If you’re not familiar with deep-dish yet, don’t worry; you’ll find out it’s worth the wait soon enough. Just about every pizzeria worth visiting in Chicago will have deep-dish on the menu, so the next time you’re in the Windy City treat yourself to a local specialty!