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party in the usa: chicago deep dish & the blues

October 7, 2009

after leaving nebraska in the morning, and driving through iowa all day, i arrived in chicago just in time for dinner.

lou malnati’s for some chicago-style deep dish pizza!!! 

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i split a combo platter to start-it came with mozzarella sticks, cheddar cubes, breaded zucchini and mushrooms. i went to town on the zucchini and shrooms until i remembered i still had pizza coming!

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mmm…fried zucchini with ranch dressing…why must you be so good?

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for my pizza i got an individual sized “lou” which had all my favorite toppings: spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes.

the individual was the perfect size…not too big, not too small…and super affordable!

look at all that cheese…and the roma tomatoes…doesn’t it look good?

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it was doughy, cheesy, sauce-y and most importantly yummy 🙂 the only thing i would do different is order a larger pizza to split with tom, i prefer the crust to pizza ratio better on larger slices, if that makes any sense.

after our dinner, i headed over to kingston mines to listen to the blues.

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kingston mines was fun. the reviews said it was a bit touristy, and there were a few tourists there…but it was still a great atmosphere.

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after a day stuck in the car, it was nice to relax and listen to the live music. i was exhausted though and called it a night around 1AM in order to get an early start on sightseeing the next morning.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2009 9:35 pm

    I want all yoru breaded cheese, sticks, everything. I love cheese sticks, so yummy!

  2. lesouefsbrouilles permalink
    October 8, 2009 12:24 am

    oooo deep dish pizza my favorite!! fried anything is soooo good, especially dunked in ranch!

  3. October 8, 2009 1:43 pm

    I live in Chicagoland, and think that Lou Malnotti’s pizza is the best – the crust in particular.

    Now I want some!

  4. October 8, 2009 9:35 pm

    Ha! Crust to cheese ratio makes PERFECT sense! There’s a pizza I order when I’m feeling cheese bready. I get double mushrooms, double cheese, no sauce. And I have to get a medium or larger, because the crust to cheese ratio is off in a small.

  5. October 10, 2009 12:08 pm

    mmmm that pizza looks delish! Seriously. I need some now! 😛 Also love the starters…fried (anything) with ranch is always good haha.

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