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Old 06-14-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Kentucky
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Yes I had it, at the one on Man-O-War and Todd's Road. It was pretty good.

Chicago "old neighborhood pizza" is actually thin crust but different from NY; the bottom is thinner and crispy and more cheese and toppings are used. And it's cut in squares. Donatos comes pretty close.

The pan pizza associated with Chicago started downtown at a place maned Unos owned by a fella named Ike Sewell. A neighborhood place that used a thick, bready crust was Salernos on 16th St. And Home Run Inn, arguably the best pizza in Chicago, uses a thin crust but on the thicker side of thin.

I can talk pizza all day.

Here's a Chicago thin. See how crispy it looks?

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh92/Irishtom29/800px-Chicagothingcrust.jpg (broken link)
Didn't realize that! I don't care for the thicker pizza that I've always thought of as Chicago style. Now, I'll take a piece of that picture anyday!! LOL
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh92/Irishtom29/800px-Chicagothingcrust.jpg (broken link)
That's a greasy one.
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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There used to be an Unos in Louisville, is it still there? Nevermind, they have left Kentucky. Sorry!
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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calistoga in hamburg / walmart area. they are like a better version of panera that is not a real chain.

Jalepano's for mexican

Manderin for chinese / sushi

Miyako for Japonese

Planet Thai for Thai

Chipotle (yes i know they are a chain, but I love them) They beat the pants of Qdoba & Moes
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Todds Rd. area
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Siam Thai on New Circle is great!! I like Brooklyn Pizza near Andover.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Lexington
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And Home Run Inn, arguably the best pizza in Chicago, uses a thin crust but on the thicker side of thin.


I have had Home run Inn and it is okay. Now the best pizza in Chicago thats thin hands down Aurelios pizza, sausage and pepperoni oh man. For thick Pizza Giordano's is good up there. I miss Chicago food living here in Kentucky
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:52 AM
 
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Default I vote for Sawyer's

Really good burgers and casual fare. Fun sort of atmosphere right in the heart of everything. We've eaten there twice and we don't end up downtown that often looking for restaurants.

Sawyer's Downtown
325 W Main St
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 281-6022‎
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Kentucky
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Really good burgers and casual fare. Fun sort of atmosphere right in the heart of everything. We've eaten there twice and we don't end up downtown that often looking for restaurants.

Sawyer's Downtown
325 W Main St
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 281-6022‎
They have GREAT burgers and homemade chicken salad that is WONDERFUL!!!! I haven't been there in a long time... thanks for the reminder!
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:46 AM
 
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Really good burgers and casual fare. Fun sort of atmosphere right in the heart of everything. We've eaten there twice and we don't end up downtown that often looking for restaurants.

Sawyer's Downtown
325 W Main St
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 281-6022‎
I agree with this. It is unbelievable how good this place smells... yum..., and everything is so good.

I also would like to second (or third or whatever) Donato's and Sunrise Bakery. Yum, yum!
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Old 06-20-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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Mexican food: El Siete Llaugas (the 7 horses) Clays Mill Rd @ Keithshire Way
Chinese food: China Hut, Lane Allen Rd @ Gardenside Dr

Both of these are BY FAR the best low price Mexican & Chinese palces I have ever eaten. CH's fried rice & lomein are 10X better than any other place I have ever eat, and I've been to a lot of Chinese restaurants. 7H's food is always very fresh not over/ under cooked.
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