Slice of Chicago: The Chicagoan
I’ve never been to Chicago before but I’ve often wanted to try a Chicago-style pizza. Known for their deep crust and ample amount of filling and sauce, it smacks in the face of all of the thin-crust pizzas that are readily available in the Vancouver area. And with Covid still going strong, there’s really no better time to stuff your face with a ton of carbs.
Now, to be fair, I never expected Slice of Chicago to be a truly authentic purveyor of Chicago-style pizzas. I mean, one look at the menu with their Butter Chicken and Tandoori pizzas and you should know better (perhaps this is due to their location in the Punjabi Market area of Vancouver). Still, we decided to order The Chicagoan ($23.99 for medium). At first glance, this might seem a bit expensive for a “medium” but don’t be fooled… this is a massive pizza.
The crust of the pizza rises up quite high and, at first glance, looks like it would be too much. However, it’s probably needed to contain the toppings: pepperoni, ham, ground beef, mushrooms, green peppers, shrimp, pineapple, olives, onions, mozzarella cheese and their Chicago-style sauce. I’ve heard that Chicago-style pizzas are usually much more saucy and, hence, difficult to eat by hand without covering yourself with a tomatoey mess.
Overall, the pizza was pretty good. The crust was somewhat thickish on the bottom (which is to be expected) but it had a nice crustiness to the bite. I also liked the variety of toppings on this pizza (although I wish they were piled a bit higher and with more sauce).
While this may not be representative of a true Chicago-style pizza, it’s still pretty good and definitely a filling meal.
5812 Fraser St
Posted on October 18, 2020, in Pizza, Restaurant Review and tagged Chicago-Style Pizza, Deep-Dish Pizza, Food, Pizza, Punjabi Market, restaurant review, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.