The Deep Dish Pizza
it is a food icon of Chicago hence it is the quintissential Chicago food things to do with a lot of big pizza restaurants (like lou malnati's, giordano's gino's east and pizzeria uno) and smaller joints and hall in the wall offering it and you must not leave chicago without tasting this wonderful and savory plus filling pizza. This pizza is unique because it is far from the roots of an original Italian pizza. It does not include thin crusts or delicate toppings, but rather it is made with a heavy, thick crust and large amounts of cheese, sauce and ingredients. Chicago-style pizza has a buttery crust up to three inches tall at the edge, slightly higher than the large amounts of cheese and chunky tomato sauce, acting as a large bowl. The term also refers to "stuffed" pizza, another Chicago style. While in Chicago most pizzerias serve thin-crust pizza, generally in a style characteristic to the city, the term Chicago-style pizza is used to describe this deep-dish style of pizza.
This World famous Style of Pizza (sorry new yorkers, it is better than yours hehehe) begins with a thick layer of dough made with olive oil and cornmeal laid into a deep round pan and pulled up by the sides, then parbaked before the toppings are added to give it greater spring; the pan is oiled heavily in order to create a fried effect on the outside of the crust. The crust is covered with cheese (generally sliced mozzarella) and meats, usually in a solid layer or patty, just above the crust. Italian sausage (a Chicago staple), as well as vegetables such as onions, mushrooms and bell peppers are also used. A sauce, usually uncooked, made from shredded or puréed tomatoes is added. eating the world famous chicago deep dish pizza in at least three locations, Lou Malnati's, Gino's East and Pizzeria Uno!
it is availabe everywhere and a slice cost $ 3.50 a slice and $ 24 for 1 whole (usually 8 big slices).
I stayed in Chicago for 2 days. During those 2 days the weather changed many times. I’ve seen windy, sunny, warm, freezing cold tornado and quiet Chicago!
The clouds at the tops of skyscrapers in the morning and two hours after a clear sky… The view from the stairs of Planetarium is amazing.
If you are completely new in...
If you are completely new in Chigago, take a bus tour. The tours are offered in every major hotel. Taking the tour you learn quickly where to go and where absolutely not to go. The rates are very reasonable ($15-20) and the duration is about 2 hours. The wedding: In the hotel a weddingcelebration was going on. Very nice !
In the picture: The happy bunch from Holland
There is no better way to...
There is no better way to spend St. Patrick's Day than in Chicago. The rivers are green and the party is jammin'! We went to a bar this year that had pennie pitchers...let me say that again....penny pitchers!
Since the winter holiday season is one of my favorite times of year in Chicago, here are some of my favorite fun things to do. For a complete list check out Explore Chicago or Winter Wonderloop
1) Museum of Science and Industry hosts Christmas Around the World featuring trees decorated by Chicago's ethnic communities (Nov. 18, 2010-Jan. 9, 2011)
2) Macy's is carrying on Marshall Field's tradition of the Walnut Room, the lighting of the 45 foot Christmas tree is November 6, 2010, the windows theme is "Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus" which hopefully will be better than the last two years, anyone else miss Marshall Field's? November 6, 2010-January ??, 2011
3) A couple of blocks from Macy's on State Street is the German Christkindlmarket, see separate tip in shopping, Nov 25-Dec 24, 2010, tree lighting ceremony at Daley Plaza, November 24, 2010 at 4:30pm
4) Live theater- "A Christmas Carol" at the Goodman, Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker", Do it yourself "Messiah" at the Harris Theater, "Santaland Diaries" and "Miracle on 34th Street" at the Theatre Building Chicago and "The Snow Queen" at Victory Gardens are just a few of the offerings. Click here for the Chicago Tribune's top 10 picks
5) Several of the downtown hotels have holiday teas. The Drake is probably the best known. Reservations are recommended, during the holidays there is harp music and sometimes Christmas carolers.
6) Nov 20, 2010-Magnificent Mile Lights Festival with a parade, fireworks, concerts, fireworks and more.
7) Lincoln Park Zoo has ZooLights Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights beginning Nov. 27, 2009 nightly Dec. 18, 2009–Jan 3, 2010 (excluding Dec. 24 & 25) 5–9 p.m.
8) Garfield Conservatory holiday flower show, November 26, 2010-January 9, 2011
9) Ice skating at Millennium Park
10) Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier Dec 2, 2010-Jan 2, 2011
11) On New Year's Eve, head to Buckingham Fountain for the fireworks display
12) Hancock Holiday Mountain Railroad Nov. 13, 2008-Dec. 30, 2008