Chicago: Deep Dish Pizza
An obvious but-oh-so-essential must-visit dish on our list is Chicago’s infamous (and scientifically-proven irresistible) deep dish pizza.
Pizza made its way onto menus back in 1905. As Italian populations grew in U.S. cities, local entrepreneurs added their own unique twists to this instant favorite. In Chi-town that twist went deep by making a crust that reaches up the sides of the baking pan, making it taller and thicker. Unlike the traditional version, cheese is sprinkled on the bottom of a deep dish pizza instead of across the top, with sauce and fillings sandwiched in between.
Who can we thank for this carb-filled fantasy? Deep dish can be traced back to 1943, when the restaurant that came to be known as Pizzeria Uno opened. Many still claim Uno as the ultimate slice. We recommend trying as many as possible and making up your own mind.