of things we miss from Florida when we are in Chicago - grouper, stone crab claws, and pizza!
we have two places we like here and since the demise of Homemade Pizza we have few choices we really like in our neighborhood up north. but here- we love the outpost of Grimaldi's from under the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC... a long time favorite
Grimaldi’s history of coal-fired brick oven pizza cooking can be traced to the first pizzeria in America back in 1905. Coal-fired brick oven cooking gives pizza a unique smoky flavor and a crisp crust that is just not possible with gas, convection, or wood oven.
there are several in the area although not one really close by- but the pizza is excellent (the one we regularly order is shown above) and worth a journey!
and when we want to have pizza - last minute right around us... we like VIP (Village Idiot Pizza) which is small and family owned with very very good wood fired oven pizza-
my favorite is also "Adam's Favorite" I am happy he is willing to share!
Phil likes "the Flatlander" and also "the Butcher" (shown below)
so while we do miss many of the ethnic foods Chicago offers - we do have good pizza available!