On this #DeepDishPizzaDay we are here to praise not defend the delicacy that is Chicago pizza.
I'm not sure why Chicagoans must always defend our pizza. Yes, it is really more of a pie—like that is a bad thing! Sure, it is a bit of heavy meal as a single deep-dish pie can weigh up to 25 lbs. And, if you can forgive the double negative, it's NOT not as good as New York style pizza, it's DIFFERENT. And if you don't like it, we know a squirrel who will happily take a crust off your hands. (After all, who hasn't seen a Chicago squirrel carrying a piece of pizza larger than its entire body in its mouth?) I'll take Chicago's Pizza Squirrel over a Pizza Rat any day.
To quote (ahem) Chicagoan Vince Vaughn in Wedding Crashers, "It's a great band, it's a bad band, it's like pizza, baby. It's good no matter what."
So grab a 600 calories slice of your favorite Chicago-style deep dish pizza, a fork and knife (always), and dig in!
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