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(Chicago Trib)   For the first time since 2007, the Taste of Chicago actually turned a profit. Must've been the pizza   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 71
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2013-09-29 05:37:25 PM  
Mid-Westerners do love their Hot Dish Casserole
 
2013-09-29 05:48:47 PM  
I forgot all about it
/lives in Chicago
 
2013-09-29 06:03:55 PM  
Main-page interthread  tard pizza fight? Main-page interthread  tard pizza fight.

/Stuff your pieholes with whatever you prefer and STFU already
 
2013-09-29 06:19:56 PM  
New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.
 
2013-09-29 06:34:46 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.


And yet it is the NY Style pizza that is far more popular than the Deep Dish crap.
 
2013-09-29 06:36:13 PM  
Back-to-back pizza troll threads. Thanks, Obama!
 
2013-09-29 06:38:51 PM  

mbillips: Back-to-back pizza troll threads. Thanks, Obama!


It's like Troll Christmas in September!
 
2013-09-29 06:38:51 PM  
Pizza trifecta in full delicious force.
 
2013-09-29 06:41:30 PM  

Infobahn: Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.

And yet it is the NY Style pizza that is far more popular than the Deep Dish crap.


Hotdogs are more popular than fillet mingot.
 
2013-09-29 06:41:57 PM  

Infobahn: Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.

And yet it is the NY Style pizza that is far more popular than the Deep Dish crap.


Hey. All styles of pizza have their place in this world. You might as well say one style of beer is the best.
 
2013-09-29 06:42:40 PM  

max_pooper: Infobahn: Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.

And yet it is the NY Style pizza that is far more popular than the Deep Dish crap.

Hotdogs are more popular than fillet mingot.


Mingot? Thanks autocorrect.
 
2013-09-29 06:42:45 PM  
Pizza is not how you spell cheese soup.
 
2013-09-29 06:48:17 PM  
Went to the Taste once. ONCE. Overpriced snack sized portions of chain food, next to about a billion smelly teenagers with no place to sit or wash your hands. Give me a Hotpocket any day.
 
2013-09-29 06:52:08 PM  
Mods must got the munchies.
 
2013-09-29 06:54:11 PM  

Infobahn: Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.

And yet it is the NY Style pizza that is far more popular than the Deep Dish crap.


Thus obviously, the best pizza is from a chain.

/Better ingredients. Better pizza.
 
2013-09-29 06:54:43 PM  
Must've been the way Chicago rapes the vendors.
 
2013-09-29 06:55:24 PM  
I said this before and I'll say it again. They don't put enough of the topping on the pizza pie these days. It upsets me and makes me want to kick the pizza makers ass.
 
2013-09-29 06:58:20 PM  
Looks like state fair food, but they put in class in lieu of hyperobesity.
 
2013-09-29 06:59:15 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I forgot all about it
/lives in Chicago


Me too.Yet they sold 1.5M tickets.

/ Welcomes the tourist money
 
2013-09-29 07:06:01 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I forgot all about it
/lives in Chicago


Same here.

/Stopped going when I saw McDonalds there along with Harold's Chicken Shack.
 
2013-09-29 07:08:06 PM  

BetterMetalSnake: Went to the Taste once. ONCE. Overpriced snack sized portions of chain food, next to about a billion smelly teenagers with no place to sit or wash your hands. Give me a Hotpocket any day.


Same with the food fairs around here.  They are stupidly expensive for what you get and seating was a pain.  Just easier to do the restaurant week events instead.
 
2013-09-29 07:12:37 PM  
Fun fact: The goon that was giving the tour guide on the boat that was shiat in by Dave Matthews Band told them as they pass under the bridge they could look up and open for a taste of Chicago.
 
2013-09-29 07:13:53 PM  

max_pooper: Infobahn: Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.

And yet it is the NY Style pizza that is far more popular than the Deep Dish crap.

Hotdogs are more popular than fillet mingot.


Not to mention cheaper; is NY pizza cheaper than Chicago's?


/have you ever seen a stakeout in a movie or TV show where the pizza take-away was Chicago style?
 
2013-09-29 07:16:59 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: max_pooper: Infobahn: Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.

And yet it is the NY Style pizza that is far more popular than the Deep Dish crap.

Hotdogs are more popular than fillet mingot.

Not to mention cheaper; is NY pizza cheaper than Chicago's?


/have you ever seen a stakeout in a movie or TV show where the pizza take-away was Chicago style?


Nope and I've also never heard a server apologize that they only had Coke.
 
2013-09-29 07:21:23 PM  

BetterMetalSnake: Went to the Taste once. ONCE. Overpriced snack sized portions of chain food, next to about a billion smelly teenagers with no place to sit or wash your hands. Give me a Hotpocket any day.


This. I feel the same way about the various festivals like this that occur in my area. Everyone goes nuts over them, but I just don't see the appeal. You pay to park, then pay for admission, only for the privilege of paying for more things once you get in. It's always irked me.
 
2013-09-29 07:27:51 PM  
Must've sounds like an Eastern European name.  Not to judge, but possible into shady activities.  Again, I'm not, you know.
 
2013-09-29 07:31:28 PM  

Infobahn: Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.

And yet it is the NY Style pizza that is far more popular than the Deep Dish crap.


McDonald's serves more customers than In-n-Out - doesn't make it better.
 
2013-09-29 07:53:09 PM  
How can you NOT make money selling crappy food in Chicago?
 
2013-09-29 07:58:45 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.


Is it my imagination or are the deep dish pizzas everywhere being made with less stuffing and more crusting?
 
2013-09-29 07:58:46 PM  
Lou Malnat's, with extra sauce on top is farking delicious. However it's closer to a casserole than a pizza.

Still delicious.
 
2013-09-29 07:59:37 PM  
I live in Chicago and most of the people I know here never eat "Chicago style" pizza.  It was ordered for an event once and most of the people there were like 'seriously?  we don't want this shiat.'  Uno was started by a Texan businessman with no history in any food business.  It's garbage.

There are some excellent normal-type pizza places in this city.  Oh, and our hot dogs kick the ass of anywhere else.  Burgers, eh, same as everywhere.  Where we really fall down is the delis.  There are some OK-ish places if you like subs and italian beefs, but you have to look far and wide for anything like the deliciousness NY has on every other corner.

Oh, and the taste is stupid and sucks and is expensive.
 
2013-09-29 08:00:43 PM  
Also, I can't type. Lou Malnati's.
 
2013-09-29 08:03:27 PM  
I'm actually a heathen to both sides:  I prefer deep-dish by a narrow margin, but I prefer thin-crust to either.  To me, the crust is primarily a topping delivery system. That doesn't mean that the crust might as well be cardboard or whatever, there are definitely tastier and less-tasty crusts, but it's meant to supplement the pizza, not to be a separate component.  That big lump of crust around the edge of traditional pizza doesn't add anything but an edible handle.  It can be tasty, but I ordered pizza because I wanted PIZZA, not because I wanted breadsticks.  With deep-dish, the toppings go right up to the edge, which is good, but the sheer thickness of the crust fills you twice as fast without adding much flavor, which isn't good.

Plus, I just like the crispiness of thin-crust.  You can't get that in traditional without burning the pizza altogether, or in deep-dish without greasing/buttering the absolute shiat out of it.
 
2013-09-29 08:06:17 PM  

Rann Xerox: Stopped going when I saw McDonalds there along with Harold's Chicken Shack.


Don't be talking shiat about Harold's. Back in the 90's there was one next to the Greyhound station downtown. Where else could you see a menu where almost every item was misspelled, get a side of "braed" for $.10, or a giant box of lard fried french fries for $1.50?
 
2013-09-29 08:11:21 PM  

Bacontastesgood: I live in Chicago and most of the people I know here never eat "Chicago style" pizza.


I was going to write that but then I thought of Boston baked beans and Baltimore crab cakes.

I know Bostonians don't sit down daily to chow on baked beans. And I know your average Baltimore family isn't eating crab cakes every week.

Deep dish pizza is ours. It is good on occasion. People visiting here want it. Take their money and say thanks.
 
2013-09-29 08:24:54 PM  

max_pooper: Infobahn: Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.

And yet it is the NY Style pizza that is far more popular than the Deep Dish crap.

Hotdogs are more popular than fillet mingot.


Therefore .... people that eat Chicago Deep dish eat fillet 'mingot'????

/gots nothing
 
2013-09-29 08:31:54 PM  

CruJones: Also, I can't type. Lou Malnati's.


Either way, you misspelled Ginos.
/Now living in California, where pizza is a slice of American processed cheese food baked into a round chunk of cardboard.  Sigh.
 
2013-09-29 08:41:09 PM  

Bacontastesgood: I live in Chicago and most of the people I know here never eat "Chicago style" pizza.  It was ordered for an event once and most of the people there were like 'seriously?  we don't want this shiat.'  Uno was started by a Texan businessman with no history in any food business.  It's garbage.

There are some excellent normal-type pizza places in this city.  Oh, and our hot dogs kick the ass of anywhere else.  Burgers, eh, same as everywhere.  Where we really fall down is the delis.  There are some OK-ish places if you like subs and italian beefs, but you have to look far and wide for anything like the deliciousness NY has on every other corner.

Oh, and the taste is stupid and sucks and is expensive.


Everything you said. I never ate "Chicago" pizza unless someone was visiting me who had never been to Chicago before. Regular pizzas, which includes everything from Grandma Sicilian-style to the hand-tossed that New Yorkers have somehow co-opted as somehow being theirs, can be found all over the city at little mom and pop delivery places. If someone visited me and wanted to taste something quinticentially Chicago, I'd order Chicken Vesuvio. I would never willing order the dense, out-of-balance "Chicago" pizza.
 
2013-09-29 08:41:39 PM  

rkiller1: Now living in California, where pizza is a slice of American processed cheese food baked into a round chunk of cardboard. Sigh.


When I lived in LA, the company lunch room had "bratwurst" day.

WTF you morons hotdogs are not bratwurst WTF
 
2013-09-29 08:45:04 PM  
Only Chicago would keep a money losing operation running for six years.  In any other city - they would of shut it down after the second.
 
2013-09-29 08:51:25 PM  
For the first time since 2007, the Taste of Chicago actually turned a profit.

And I daresay quite a few stomachs.

macbethpei2012.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-29 08:51:47 PM  

gingerjet: Only Chicago would keep a money losing operation running for six years.  In any other city - they would of shut it down after the second.


Cuz Chicago's a big ghetto where nobody ain't got no money

chuckmanchicagonostalgia.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-29 08:55:44 PM  
So the Mob stayed away?
 
2013-09-29 08:58:55 PM  
TOC has always been a great opportunity to weave through massive crowds of idiots, usually in oppressive heat, and spend way too much money on (tickets to buy) whatever crap the restaurants figured out they could crank out of a rented trailer.

Huh. Sausage sandwich and corn on a stick? So glad I made the trip in.
 
2013-09-29 09:09:30 PM  
I made pizza from scratch tonight. Hand-tossed the dough, our own toppings... was delicious.

/stuck in South Dakota
//oh god
 
2013-09-29 09:12:41 PM  
Is it wise to have two NYC/Chicago pizza trolling threads going at once?  There can be only so many people who give a shiat about this feud.
 
2013-09-29 09:20:52 PM  
Lou Malnati's had a booth at the taste, which looked pretty damn good for a slice of thick-crust.  But I didn't go there to have something I could eat any time.
 
2013-09-29 09:31:30 PM  

Omegamerc: max_pooper: Infobahn: Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.

And yet it is the NY Style pizza that is far more popular than the Deep Dish crap.

Hotdogs are more popular than fillet mingot.

Therefore .... people that eat Chicago Deep dish eat fillet 'mingot'????

/gots nothing


Do you know why they make NY pizza slices foldable?  So it's easier for you to get it through the slot of a trash can, after you take that first mouthwatering bite.  And remember, cardboard can be recycled, so scrape the shiat off that "crust" and dispose of it in a designated container.  Also, don't spit that first mouthwatering bite onto the sidewalk, hawk into the street.  You're a visitor, show some manners.
 
2013-09-29 09:37:13 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York pizza is flat and flavorless.

Chicago Deep Dish is the one true pizza.


Chicago style is flat cut into squares and better than both of those .
 
2013-09-29 09:39:28 PM  
When I read this, being from Burbank, CA, I immediately thought of this place:

media-cdn.tripadvisor.com

A restaurant down the street from me owned by actor Joe Mantegna. Only been in there a couple of times and was completely underwhelmed. Way too pricey for what you get, and the food is only mediocre at best.

The iconic Pinks is much better, as was the place that stood on same lot as Taste of Chicago years ago, an eatery called simply -- if somewhat inelegantly -- "The Hot Dog" ("Where 8 inches is just average" was the boast featured on their sign, duplicated on hats, t-shirts and bumper stickers.)
 
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