Chicago is known for a number of food specialties, but at the top of the list is their deep dish pizza . Unlike the traditional pies most Americans are used to, Chicago deep dish is so big that it requires the use of a fork, and the toppings are added in reverse order so the sauce is on top. Next time you are craving pizza, forget about thin crust and go for a Chicago-style deep dish.
- More bang for your buck: Eating more than one slice of Chicago deep dish is a challenge, and you can pile the toppings onto its thick crust. This hearty pizza is guaranteed to fill up the whole family.
- An exciting mix of flavor and texture: The crust of Chicago-style pizza combines a crunchy exterior with a warm, doughy interior to provide the perfect bed for mounds of cheese, meats, veggies and sauce.
- Something new: Stop ordering the same old fast-food pizza. Cardboard crusts and meager toppings get boring fast. Skip the delivery and order a pizza that really delivers.
- Blazing heat: Because Chicago deep dish pizzas are built like casseroles, they lose heat much slower than regular pizza pies. That means more time to relax and enjoy good company instead of rushing to finish the pizza before it gets cold.
For the best Chicago-style deep dish in the San Francisco bay area, try Pizza Chicago . We have two locations open 7 days a week serving up high quality ingredients baked fresh to order. To order from us tonight, call (408) 329-7681 or visit our website.
The best pizza shops offer both great service and an amazing meal. To learn more about the role of pizza in America and the world, take a look at these links:
- The Huffington Post has an article about pizza as a healthy alternative to other fast foods .
- PizzaDelivery.com has compiled a brief history of pizza and the delivery service that evolved alongside it.
- Read about the history of pizza itself in this article from Wikipedia.
- Check out some of the unique toppings that are popular on pizzas around the world in this article from HowStuffWorks.com
- About.com has a great sangria recipe that will go perfectly with a deep-dish pie.
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Pizza is a delicious meal that nearly everyone enjoys. But if you think that all pizzas are equal, you are mistaken. Pizza is always good, but truly great pizzas come from only the best pizzerias. Here are a few things to look for if you want to make sure you are ordering the best pizza pie possible:
- The Right Toppings
A real Chicago style pizza will have piles of tangy tomato sauce and creamy mozzarella on top of real, hand-tossed pizza dough. You should also be able to find toppings like pepperoni, sausage, peppers and olives on the menu. The best pizzeria will have plenty of options for carnivores and vegetarians alike.
- Fresh Ingredients
The ingredients, all the way from the flour in the dough to the olive oil and the mozzarella cheese, should be fresh and delicious. How can you expect to have a perfect pizza without perfect ingredients? Your favorite pizzeria should have dairy-fresh cheese, garden-fresh tomatoes and no wilting veggies.
- Properly Cooked
You want the best pizza to be cooked to a crisp. The cheese should be melted, the crust should have some crunch to it, the toppings should be well-cooked and the whole thing should be served piping hot.
- Delicious Taste
In the end, what makes a perfect pizza perfect is really up to you. Choose the toppings you like and give it a try. A great pizzeria will blend all of the components into a masterfully crafted pie that will please any aficionado’s palate.
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Tiramisu is probably the most famous Italian dessert there is. It is delightfully sweet and refreshingly light. But where did this delicious dish come from? What is its history, and why does the name mean “pick me up”?
This video follows a travel writer around Treviso, Italy, where tiramisu is said to have originated. He seeks out many delicious variations and tries to discover who invented it. His search is interesting and entertaining, but in the end the origins of tiramisu matter less than the taste!
For delicious, authentic tiramisu, visit Pizza Chicago in San Jose and Palo Alto. We offer many delicious Italian desserts to complement our award winning pizzas. For more information, visit our website or call us at (408) 329-7681.
Pizza has been enjoyed for thousands of years. The Romans ate a form of pizza that was essentially a wheat bun, which over a few hundred years evolved into the cheesy, saucy creation that we all know and love. Given pizza’s convenient shape and serving style, it was only a matter of time before a few entrepreneurs started delivering pizza to happy and hungry customers.
The first modern pizza may have also been the first pizza ever delivered. In 1889, in honor of the visit of Queen Margherita and King Umberto to the city of Naples, a famous pizza chef named Raffaele Esposito hand delivered his new style of pizza to the royal couple. Later named the Pizza Margherita, it was made with the patriotic colors of red tomatoes, white mozzarella and green basil.
The Postwar Pizza
Pizza remained almost exclusively an Italian treat until American G.I.’s in World War II discovered the delicious meal and brought it back to the United States where they opened restaurants and pizzerias . A few of these small pizza shops began delivering pizza with the rise of car culture in the 1950s, but the idea did not catch on until a few big companies decided to make it the focus of their business in the 1960s.
Since then, pizza delivery has been a major part of life in America and around the world. The pizza delivery business has developed new technologies to keep delivery pizzas fresh. First heated bags helped to keep the pizza hat and fresh on longer deliveries. Then the widespread use of the internet brought about the option of online ordering. In July 2000, pizza was even delivered to the crew on the International Space Station.
If you are hungry for more than history, call Pizza Chicago at (408) 329-7681 and order the best deep dish, Chicago style pizza in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit our website to learn more about our menu and happy hour specials.
Want to learn more about the topics covered in our recent blog posts? If you’d like to get a little adventurous with your pizza toppings or you want to know more about the classic Chicago-style deep dish pizza, then you might find these resources on both informative and helpful.
- Check out the sweet health benefits of shiitake mushrooms on WHFoods.com.
- Visit WhatsCookingAmerica.com to read a page about the strange and wonderful history of artichokes as food.
- Read about the history of the original Chicago-style pizza by reading this article from StreetDirectory.com.
- Read about how pizza got its start in ancient times on this page from Passion-4-Pizza.com.
- See what else makes a Chicago-style pizza so special in this article from eHow.com.
Living in California means living near a lot of great eateries, but finding the best one can be a bit of a chore.
This iPhone app can help you find places to eat based on lots of criteria. You can just give your iPhone a shake and see what comes up, or you can set specific parameters to narrow down your choices. If you’re seeking awesome pizza, you can search for your favorite restaurant by name and get the location displayed onscreen.
Pick up your iPhone and give us a call at Pizza Chicago of San Jose and Palo Alto. We proudly offer the best Chicago-style pizza in all of California. Our number is (408) 329-7681. You can see our menu on our website, and even place an order online.
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Chicago style deep-dish pizza was invented back in 1943. Since then, no other kind of pizza has come close to capturing the gastronomic following that this legendary pie enjoys.
A Little History
Possibly invented by pre-Greek civilizations , flatbreads were heated on stones and seasoned with cheeses, spices, herbs, and even some fruits. In the 16th century, tomatoes were brought to the Old World and the first simple pizza was made in Naples.
Pizzaioli, Neapolitan pizza makers, immigrated to the U.S. in the beginning of the 20th century, and brought their skills along with them. Since then, the pizza recipe was passed down, modified, and eventually variety known as deep dish pizza stood apart from the rest.
The Secret is in The Crust
Actually, the secret is in the pan. The dough is heavy and thick, pressed into the bottom and up the sides of the traditional “deep dish” pizza pan. The sides of the pan are oiled, which creates a fried effect on the edges of the dough.
The dough is partially baked and then rapidly cooled, which gives it the trademark spongy texture. Deep-dish pizza is made backwards : first the cheese is laid out over the mostly-cooked crust, and then the toppings of meat and sausage are covered by a lot of rich sauce.
Chicago style pizza has come a long way since 1943, and today you can enjoy some delicious variations or stick to the true classic deep dish pizza. Either way, you’ll see why no other pizza can come close.
October is National Pizza Month. Don’t wait that long to try authentic Chicago style pizza. For the best pizza in California, call Pizza Chicago of San Jose and Palo Alto at (408) 329-7681. We offer pizza delivery, take-out, and a roomy, comfortable restaurant to relax in. Check out our website for our online menus .
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