10 November 2006


Originally uploaded by deepfry.
my mom rocks! look what i got in the mail. two frozen chicago style deep dish pizzas, which are now safely tucked away in the freezer. she sent it to my office so it wouldn't sit all day defrosting. doug, in the mailroom, put the pizzas (in a giant box) into the loading dock freezer and duct taped it shut since things have disappeared from that freezer.

i have two pizzas: one cheese, one veggie. so now the big questions:
1. when do i eat them?
2. do i share them with friends?


Anonymous Ryan Dawe-Stotz said...

Wow. Is your mom interested in adopting a well-behaved (at least when anyone's looking) boy who, although he has a living mother, wouldn't turn down one who sends Malnati's pies? That said, I am professionally bound as a purveyor of NY-style pizza to disavow any drooling over Chicago pizzas, so I didn't write this.

12:13 AM  
Blogger Deepfry said...

well, it's not your fault that Chicago-style pizza is clearly tastier than New York style pizza. The latter, i think, is just easier to reproduce.

...and, yes, this is a challenge to the folks at Provisions

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Ryan Dawe-Stotz said...

Oh, the stories I could tell about trying to hire pizza cooks for Provisions. Chicago vs. NY came into play in no small way. That we were left to hire raw, uneducated talent in lieu of known culinary lights around town should offer you more than a little on which to chew.

Yes, NY-style is easier to produce, especially in our oven. Even so, I have tried to produce a Gino's East-style pie from a reputedly test recipe and the results left me wondering if indeed life held any meaning at all. The less said about my attempts at a Lou Malnati's-style pizza the better. But, hey, that's what Internet commerce is for, no?

I have talked with a couple of fellow Chicago pizza fans about making a field trip to Stepina's in Springburg. They claim a Chicago-style pizza, but the last time I had it was long before I made The Pilgrimage to Chicago, so I can't vouch for it. Either way it's worth a trip out there to get it off our consciences. And if it's too disgusting to eat there's probably somewhere close with a decent burger and a mechanical bull, so it's not as if the night would be an abject waste of time.

12:02 AM  
Blogger Deepfry said...

i'd pretty much eat my hat if Stepina's "Famous Chicago Style Pizza" could actually produce a pizza to my liking. but then again, i'm a huge snob. i guess i'd give it a try...and i think this is me inviting myself along.

12:21 AM  
Anonymous april said...

you *know* you want to wait 1.5 weeks and eat one of them when I visit!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Deepfry said...

i think we can probably work something out.

3:16 PM  

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