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View Poll Results: Capital of Pizza
New York 161 46.53%
Chicago 138 39.88%
other 47 13.58%
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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Chicago has lost this "contest" every single time. Chicago also lost horribly on the cable show "Pizza Wars"

"Chicagoans may love their pizza, but it really needs to stay in Chicago"

I have to laugh and smirk at people who "tried NYC style" anywhere but in NY and then claim they've tried NY pizza. These are usually moronic Chicagoans. If I based Chicago pizza on the Uno's Pizza that I had in Florida one time, I guess I'd think all Chicago pizza blows too.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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Chicago has lost this "contest" every single time. Chicago also lost horribly on the cable show "Pizza Wars"

"Chicagoans may love their pizza, but it really needs to stay in Chicago"

I have to laugh and smirk at people who "tried NYC style" anywhere but in NY and then claim they've tried NY pizza. These are usually moronic Chicagoans. If I based Chicago pizza on the Uno's Pizza that I had in Florida one time, I guess I'd think all Chicago pizza blows too.
here's a guy with an opinion
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: USA
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Chicago has lost this "contest" every single time. Chicago also lost horribly on the cable show "Pizza Wars"

"Chicagoans may love their pizza, but it really needs to stay in Chicago"

I have to laugh and smirk at people who "tried NYC style" anywhere but in NY and then claim they've tried NY pizza. These are usually moronic Chicagoans. If I based Chicago pizza on the Uno's Pizza that I had in Florida one time, I guess I'd think all Chicago pizza blows too.

Would you like an uber chic latte?
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Chicago has lost this "contest" every single time. Chicago also lost horribly on the cable show "Pizza Wars"

"Chicagoans may love their pizza, but it really needs to stay in Chicago"

I have to laugh and smirk at people who "tried NYC style" anywhere but in NY and then claim they've tried NY pizza. These are usually moronic Chicagoans. If I based Chicago pizza on the Uno's Pizza that I had in Florida one time, I guess I'd think all Chicago pizza blows too.
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here's a guy with an opinion
That is not an opinion, he is stating his facts on what he saw on the TV. Also I agree with him in that real NY Pizza is in NYC.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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That is not an opinion, he is stating his facts on what he saw on the TV. Also I agree with him in that real NY Pizza is in NYC.
I really don't care what he was stating- apparently you missed the big sarcasm symbol
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The Best Chicago Style pizza is on par with the Best NY Pizza, they just happen to be different styles. The one area where NY wins, is convenience; Chicago Pizza by the slice isnt really that great, where in NY its pretty much a culture. How often does somebody really have the time to sit down, order a whole pizza, and wait for it to cook (which at some Chicago place, could take up to 45min).
Yeah, the "pizza by the slice" offerings here suck. Bacci is the most ubiquitous, and their pizza is merely edible and best left for consuming when you're too drunk to care that you just paid five bucks for a slice of asslike pizza, albeit a huge slice. I've only found one really good (and supposedly very close to replicating NY-style) pizza-by-the-slice place, and that's Pronto 'Za on the corner of Division and Halsted. People rave about Pie-Eyed Pizzeria on the corner of Chicago and Milwaukee too, but I can't figure out why -- IMO their slices blow. Finally, there's Art of Pizza which IMO is the only place to consider getting stuffed pizza by the slice. The only other place I know that serves stuffed by the slice is Chicago's Pizza, but IMO their stuffed pizza is abysmal, which is too bad because there's a Chicago's right by me. But in either case, if you get a slice of stuffed, it's not like you can walk out and eat it on the go. You have to sit down and eat it.

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On a side note: Anybody ever notice how every Chicago pizza joint tends to serve drinks (usually Soda's) in those tall, red, frosted, plastic cups?
If you're really lucky you'll find an old-school pizza joint with blue-frosted plastic cups with an RC logo on it, and a soda fountain with RC, Diet Rite, and Nehi flavors.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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^ yeah, that's definitely one thing I like about NYC. Chicago needs more pizza by the slice places, or just walkup windows. I can only think of a handful of the walk-up places on the sidewalk, and as you said it's mearly food, not awesome pizza.

Normally for me pizza = drunk food
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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On a side note: Anybody ever notice how every Chicago pizza joint tends to serve drinks (usually Soda's) in those tall, red, frosted, plastic cups?
We drink pop in Chicago.

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That is not an opinion, he is stating his facts on what he saw on the TV. Also I agree with him in that real NY Pizza is in NYC.
Ditto what noid said.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I sure am curious about the quality of New York City and Chicago pizza. (I have never been to either city.)

I do the next best thing. I frequent a pizza place in Chatsworth called "Pizzaola." It is owned by former New Yorkers.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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We drink pop in Chicago.
Funny thing is I say pop 100% of the time, but for some reason I type it out as soda, lol
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