Chicago may be known for its deep dish, but for a family of transplants (particularly mine) from the East Coast, the search for good New York style pizza is a serious and often tedious one. So when I was home for the holidays my father laid out his latest plan—a pizza crawl, similar to a pub crawl but with slices of pizza from different restaurants across the city.
Naturally score cards were drawn up—judging things like “sauce-to-cheese ratio,” crust density and “drippiness factor”—and our route was mapped. On the day of our crawl we piled in the car (paper plates, scissors, bottled water and napkins in hand) and set out in search of the perfect New York slice.
Stop #1: Slices (inside New York Bagel Deli)
While there are numerous New York Bagel Delis around the city we visited the one on North Dearborn just behind the Merchandise Mart. Not the drippiest slice I’ve ever had but the cheese on this pizza was absolutely incredible.Continue Reading…