Note: My blogs this week will be recapping our eventful and fun Labor Day weekend...
Mark and I met in Chicago (Evanston technically) at Northwestern University. I lived there for 2 years after graduating and Mark lived there for 1 extra year, so we both spent a good amount of time there. One of the best things about Chicago is Chicago style pizza. Our favorite place for Chicago style pizza is Giordano's. Now let me warn you, this is the best pizza you'll ever eat because it's so darn good and you can't compare it to any pizza you've ever eaten before. So, because it's delicious and it's in a league of it's own, I guarantee you it will be the best pizza you ever eat.
There are several reasons why this pizza is different. First, the pizza crust is just not any type of pizza dough. It's actually like a buttery flaky pie crust. Layered on the crust is about an inch of mozzarella cheese. As you can see in the pictures, the pizza sauce actually goes on top of the pizza.
A cool thing about Giordano's is that they actually deliver anywhere in the country. They actually charge the same price as if you picked up the pizza in Chicago, but you have to pay for overnight FedEx delivery. Shipping prices vary by distance, of course, but to ship from Chicago to NJ, it ends up being about $50 for 1 pizza. It is cheaper, however, to order more than one pizza at a time (you'll save some on shipping), so I think it's about $70 for 2 pizzas. I've ordered it twice since we've lived in NJ, both as a surprise for Mark's birthday. $50 sure is a lot for one pizza, but it's not that much if you compare it to the cost of going out to dinner.
Most recently, we had it delivered over the Labor Day weekend and enjoyed it with our friends TJ and Michele, who were visiting from Wisconsin. Two pizzas lasted the 4 of us about 2-3 meals. It is filling (you won't be able to eat more than 2 slices at a time) and oh so delicious! My mouth is watering just looking at these pictures!
|"Windy City Special" with sausage, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and pepperoni|
P.S. We were hungry and so I didn't get to take a picture of a whole pizza. That's why all the pictures are only of partial pizzas.