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View Poll Results: Capital of Pizza
New York 160 46.65%
Chicago 137 39.94%
other 46 13.41%
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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Chicago by far, I was not impressed with pizza in NYC at all. But I've never really cared for thin crust. The worst was this pizza I had in Hoboken, NJ, I'm sure there are better places but it's not as easy to come across good pizza in NY or NJ as some make it out to be imo.
Is this post serious? This is equal to saying you couldn't find good mexican food in mexico
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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Chicago deep dish is more unique then the majority of cardboard pizza places in new york.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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Chicago deep dish is more unique then the majority of cardboard pizza places in new york.
You, I and everyone else knows nyc has fantastic pizza. Both cities offer fine options
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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NY style, because it's the perfect compliment to beer. Chi-style is just way too filling IMO.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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new haven is the best
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Is this post serious? This is equal to saying you couldn't find good mexican food in mexico
Please. Neopolitan pizza slaps American pizza around for fun.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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NY style, because it's the perfect compliment to beer. Chi-style is just way too filling IMO.
I agree. I'll eat thin style pizza in Chicago more than I would deep dish. Deep dish is delicious, don't get me wrong. But it's more of a filling MEAL. One or two slices and I'm stuffed. Deep dish is unique and great occasionally (especially in winter), but I'll take the many great thin crust options in Chicago before I go with deep dish most of the time.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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I think this is his point. NYC pizza is Neapolitan-based, which is why it's different than most places in the U.S.

Neapolitans dominated Italian migration to NYC through the 1950's (when Sicilians took over), which is why the really old school NYC pizzerias are mostly Neapolitan, and why the newer immigrant places are mostly Sicilian focaccrerias.

Of course, nowadays anyone can make pizza or Italian food, whether in Italy or wherever.

I will take Neapolitan over any kind of pizza, hands down. I was sad to see, last time in New York, that it was more difficult to find a good Neapolitan pizza than in years past. I've noticed more of an Americanized pizza presence in the city.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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I will take Neapolitan over any kind of pizza, hands down. I was sad to see, last time in New York, that it was more difficult to find a good Neapolitan pizza than in years past. I've noticed more of an Americanized pizza presence in the city.
Funny you say that, I noticed the opposite. Many spots are opening in New York serving a Neapolitan D.O.P Margherita, as opposed to the traditional New York Slice.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I voted Chicago. Chicago style is a much heartier meal. I also enjoy the thickness and richness of the sauce and the huge tomato chunks. It's usually a spicier pizza, too.

NY Pizza is just okay. I'm not a big fan of the thin crust even though I'm from the East Coast. NYC-style pizza is terribly overrated, imo.

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I agree. I'll eat thin style pizza in Chicago more than I would deep dish. Deep dish is delicious, don't get me wrong. But it's more of a filling MEAL. One or two slices and I'm stuffed. Deep dish is unique and great occasionally (especially in winter), but I'll take the many great thin crust options in Chicago before I go with deep dish most of the time.
Haha. I missed this post. Chicago pizza is more filling. But I like that. You know you've had a good meal when you just lean back away from the table and go "Ahhhhhhhh." It almost puts you right to sleep.
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