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post #16 of 27
The last time I had an Uno's pizza was when American Airlines used to serve it on it's non-transcontinental/intercontinental flights and that completely ruined anything with the Uno name on it for me...
post #17 of 27
My two kids LOVE Uno's so I've eaten there probably more than any other human being on the planet. I don't mind it but I do find that the quality is not the same across different Uno's.

Colabear, that thing you posted that you call a pizza just made me lose my appetite.
post #18 of 27
Ah, you are right that it's Gino's with the corn meal in the crust, not Lou Malnati's. Replace everything I said about Malnati's with Gino's. Now, I remember thinking Malnati's was comparable to Uno.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

My two kids LOVE Uno's so I've eaten there probably more than any other human being on the planet. I don't mind it but I do find that the quality is not the same across different Uno's.
Colabear, that thing you posted that you call a pizza just made me lose my appetite.

to be fair, that is not a pizza. It is a pizza pot pie.

I still need to try Great Lake Pizza...but it is kind of a pain to eat there on a normal schedule. Somebody visiting town might have better luck though.
post #20 of 27
Oh, and I almost forgot my absolute favorite pizza in Chicago (though I like the thin crust, not the deep dish): Edwardo's. They have fantastic thin crust pizzas with a good selection of toppings and high quality ingredients. I believe they do a deep dish version as well.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

My two kids LOVE Uno's so I've eaten there probably more than any other human being on the planet. I don't mind it but I do find that the quality is not the same across different Uno's.
Colabear, that thing you posted that you call a pizza just made me lose my appetite.

the best tasting food tend to look unappealing though because the focus is on the flavor. In that case, the crust that is crispy on the outside soft and springy in the inside that sucks in all the flavor of the simple and flavorful meat- tomato sauce topped with warm melted cheese doesn't sound so bad. Have you not been to exotic places? Because I'm afraid that you will starve if you go to one.
post #22 of 27
For a more bang for your buck type of deal, I also recommend going to this Brazilian steakhouse buffet called Brazzaz. 35$ serves you all can eat steaks of 15 variety of cuts, other meats like grilled shrimps, lamb, sausages, pork & chicken, it's a meat fest. And you also get a good selection from the salad bar and the hot bar. They also bring you warm cheese bread and fried plantains on your table. The perfect side for the steaks I would say is the mushroom truffled-risotto it's finger licking sooooo gooood : )

Right now at the Nordstrom Rack Chicago Ave. location, they have a lot of Thom Browne coats and knits, Jil Sander and Raf Simmons pieces all red tag marked down!!

and there is another great place I would recommend, but I prefer to keep it a secret : )
post #23 of 27
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post #24 of 27
I went to one of those Brazilian churascarias once. Once.
post #25 of 27
You can get Brazilian barbecue anywhere. There is nothing special about it in Chicago. If you want meat, I think you're better off going to one of the non-chain steakhouses.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

to be fair, that is not a pizza. It is a pizza pot pie.
I still need to try Great Lake Pizza...but it is kind of a pain to eat there on a normal schedule. Somebody visiting town might have better luck though.

+1 for Great Lakes Pizza... though I think it's more difficult for someone that doesn't live in the area and can't just take it to go as there's only like 6 tables at the restaurant

Also, for Hot Doug's - don't even think about it if it's a weekend day, there'll be an hour (if not more) wait.


Other recommendations - Longman & Eagle, Lula's,
post #27 of 27
Great Lakes and Spacca Napoli are both much better than any of the Chicago deep dish places.
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