Pizza. It's an on-going debate that I have with people. Some people feel strongly about Chicago pizza and others (like myself) just think it's alright. I'm a fan of NY pizza personally and as any true New Yorker will say, "It's in the water"...and I always agree. I personally can't consider anything you have to eat with a knife and fork as pizza, which is why I'm not a huge fan of deep dish. Pizza is meant to be thin, folded in half and pawed with one (or two) hands. After hearing rave reviews about Chicago staples like Lou Malnati's, Gino's East, Aurelio's and Pequod's, I tried them and none of them impressed me. I had given up on good pizza in this city until I tried La Madia. Yes, it's a little more upscale, the toppings are a little fancier, but it's damn good pizza.
I wouldn't say that La Madia is a place that I frequent, but I've eaten there enough times to know that everything on their menu is so good. Their pizzas are stellar with the pepperoni with truffle oil as my favorite on the menu and their salads are good enough to fill you up before you get to the main course. The last few times I've been there I was able to try a few of their entrees and all were just as good as their pizzas. Although I've been keeping myself on a pretty strict gluten free diet for digestive reasons, I had to sneak in a slice of pizza to soak up the one too many glasses of wine I had at happy hour just prior to dinner...and it was well worth it.
Can you tell that Matt and I went to Baskin Robbins for dessert after dinner? In case you're wondering, I went with a scoop World Class Chocolate. ;)
|What stand do you take in the great pizza debate? Are you like me and think that thin crust/big sliced pizzas are the way to go? Or are you a thicker crust type of person that likes the heartier version of the pie?|
Also, congrats to Mary from Babble+Bloom for winning the Zia & Rita Giveaway!