Year: 2017

Best Italian Dishes

From old-school pasta palaces to modern takes, from beloved Italian-American to authentic regional cooking, Food & Dining is on the hunt for Chicago’s best Italian food. We’re spending 31 days eating at restaurants big and small, across the city and suburbs, to bring you outstanding antipasti, pasta, pizza, entrees, wine, gelato, pastry and more. Check …

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These Out of Town Pizza Styles are Invading Chicago and We Don’t Hate It

A new wave of ambitious pizzaiolos is bringing delicious and often far-flung regional styles to Deep-Dish City. These hand-tossed, brick-fired beauties don’t buckle under the weight of even the most abundant toppings. About those toppings: Think vodka sauce with nut-free pesto or a “carbonara” of egg and house-cured pancetta. BEST PIE: Perfectly piquant sausage with …

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Why Are Chicagoans So Obsessed With Italian Sausage on Pizza – An Investigation

Pepperoni is America’s favorite pizza topping. There’s really no debate. In poll after poll, pepperoni has the No. 1 spot locked down. Look at the pizza emoji on your phone. That’s a slice of pepperoni pizza. But stop by many cherished pizzerias in Chicago, and it’s a different story. Italian sausage enjoys a popularity at …

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