Lou Malnati’s

Happy Birthday Lou Malnati’s!

On March 17th, 1971, (Yes, St. Patrick’s Day!), Lou Malnati opened his very first Deep Dish Pizza restaurant in Lincolnwood, IL. Lou’s was my very first deep dish and it has forever influenced my love of the style. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOU’S! Keep the deep dish coming!  

DD101: EXTRA – Always Room For Improvement 2 (Electric Pizzaloo)

2014! New year – New Recipe! No, it’s not the Chicago Thin Crust recipe. I’m still working on that. (If you are up for trying an intermediate level recipe and you have some skills, here’s my latest test recipe for Chicago style thin crust: click here to download the PDF ) Follow RealDeepDish on Facebook to check out the progress and join in on the fun. I have updated the main recipe for Deep Dish Pizza. (some of you know it as the Deep Dish Holy Grail Recipe) You can find it here: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF Why the update? Two reasons: 1) My crusts were turning out really thin (not always a bad thing), so I was a bit concerned about stability,… Read More »DD101: EXTRA – Always Room For Improvement 2 (Electric Pizzaloo)

Deep Dish 101 – Lesson 3 : Styles of Chicago Pizza and Maybe a Dough Recipe

Lesson 3 – Styles of Chicago Pizza and Maybe a Dough Recipe I was just working out what I was going to post for Lesson 3 when World Famous Pizza Master Tony Gemignani replied to a mini-rant that I had posted prior to some food porn photos in an earlier post (were you able to follow that run-on sentence?). But before I get to that, I should get to this: I had mentioned in an earlier lesson that I would tell you the deal about Chicago styles of pizza. Here’s the deal: There are TWO main styles of Chicago pizza – well, actually there are THREE (*Okay, maybe there’s 4 ). (Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition). The two main styles are: 1) Chicago Thin Crust… Read More »Deep Dish 101 – Lesson 3 : Styles of Chicago Pizza and Maybe a Dough Recipe