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The city’s greatest pies aren’t what the tourists are sold

Chicago’s Real Signature Pizza Is Crispy, Crunchy, and Nothing Like Deep Dish

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Location: IL-Chicago

Story Date: 7/22/2019

Publisher: Bon Appétit   

Author: Jason Diamond

I grew up knowing the Chicagoland suburb of Northbrook for a few things: its pee-wee hockey team, bar mitzvahs, and the pizza at Barnaby’s. When I recently found myself in the neighborhood at 5:30 on a Friday night, hungry and without dinner plans, I decided to stop into the popular local restaurant on my way back to the city. Not taking into account it was the start of the weekend, I drove around the small parking lot for ten minutes before a spot opened up. When I finally sat down among the birthday parties and family dinners, and my pizza made it to my table, I did what many of us tend to do these days: I Instagrammed my meal. A few minutes later I checked my comments and saw a response posted from a friend in Brooklyn: “Is that the way Chicago pizza is sliced? That is insanity.”

Place Category: Food & Drink

Story Category: Editor Picks and Top/Best/Coolest Lists