Monday, July 16, 2018

Chicago’s Historic Deep Dish Pizza

Brittany A. Louis, a New York-based media relations specialist, has more than seven years of experience in a variety of industries, including marketing and fashion. Outside of her current work as a freelance stylist and assistant, Brittany A. Louis enjoys experiencing the sights, sounds, and cuisine of major cities such as New Orleans and Chicago. 

While Chicago’s food scene ranges from high-end Michelin-star eateries to casual steak restaurants, the city is probably best known for its deep-dish style of pizza. A legacy of its sizable Italian population, scores of Italian restaurants call Chicago home. Not surprisingly, the city was named the Best Pizza City by travel site TripAdvisor. 

The first deep dish pizza was unveiled in 1943 by Italian-Americans Ric Riccardo and Ike Sewell, the proprietors of the first Pizzeria Uno. The thicker crust and hearty filling made a satisfying and resourceful meal for builders and workers during WWII. The pie has since grown in popularity. Today, there are over 130 Uno locations in 21 states.