Since childhood parties or Friday nights when our parents were too tired to cook after a long work week, we learned to delight in a slice of pizza. Perhaps you partook in Pizza Hut’s reading program, Book It!, where you would be awarded a Personal Pan Pizza for attaining a reading goal. While pizza, likely for this reason, has been my favorite food since second grade, my preferences have evolved. Flatbread, thin crust, thick crust, stuffed crust, and cauliflower are some options we have developed over centuries. It was only 80 years ago that Italian descendants, Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo, introduced the Chicago-style pizza at their Pizzeria Uno and gave us a reason to celebrate National Deep Dish Pizza Day.
If you can’t make it to the Windy City, we have Chicago pizza chain Giordano’s locations in Arvada and Downtown Denver, where you can bite into their “stuffed pizza.” Another option is Cheeseman Park’s “low-key neighborhood lair featuring Chicago-style pizza plus TV sports, trivia, pool & arcade games” Wyman’s #5.
The deep dish style did not remain solely in Chicago, as Detroit also got into the mix and created its own version. The obvious way to tell them apart is whether it’s round (Chicago) or rectangle (Detroit). There is a deeper difference within the crust as Detroit-style is thicker and chewier with cheese melting over, and Chicago tends to align with the traditional crust. Let us know which you prefer with these couple options for your next Detroit-style pie.