FORKS, KNIVES AND FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Look No Further Than Gino’s East
By Kevin Bautista
Chameleon Food Blogger
Gino’s East is home of the deep dish pizza that changed my life.
One thing I must say about this place, first of all, is the amount of really awesome graffiti that people leave behind after their meal at the place. Unfortunately when i went the original restaurant on Superior, the wait was around an hour and 15 minutes. My friends and I were simply too hungry to even fathom that kind of wait, so we headed on over to the Gino’s East on Wells. Disregarding the fact that we weren’t sitting in the original Gino’s East, I still thoroughly enjoyed my night of great talks and a-frickn’-mazing pizza.
I’m sure I’ve already posted a blog about pizza before, but who cares? This place seriously has no competitors in my opinion. There are no other restaurants that will ever come close to serving a Chicago-style deep dish pizza like Gino’s East does. It’s all about the deep dish.
There is one tradeoff that comes with a deep dish pizza order, though, but only one. The tradeoff is that you have to wait for about 45 minutes for the pizza to come to your table. (Trust me… it’s worth it!!!)
Let me remind you that this is one of those kinds of pizzas where you can’t just pick up a slice and bite into it. For most Chicago-style deep dish pizzas, you’re going to have to eat them with a fork & knife. No, this is not blasphemous to those of you who aren’t from the Chicagoland area, and yes, we hate ketchup on our hot dogs. What’s that you say? People put ketchup on hot dogs? Gross.
Even if you share a pie with your friends (“pie” can be short for “pizza”), you will likely not have room for desserts. Heck, you might even head home with some leftovers…
… but seriously, Chicago-style deep dish pizza is to die for.
… and you haven’t lived until you’ve had one.
… REAL Chicago-style deep dish pizza, that is.
Look no further than Gino’s East.
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