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    Post #1 - July 6th, 2021, 11:54 am
    Post #1 - July 6th, 2021, 11:54 am Post #1 - July 6th, 2021, 11:54 am
    We had deep dish pizza from a new deep dish joint, George's. I had passed by the storefront a number of times before it opened, with my anticipation building each time. It was well worth the wait.

    We make deep dish at home and it's a fun project to tweak, er obsess over. To me, many of the local deep dish standard bearers taste too industrial and too bready and can't compare to the homemade version. So I was excited to try a new place trying to do a better job.

    Here's what George's site has to say about their pizza:

    George's wrote:Our pizza is unique in the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza landscape. It was inspired by several famous pizzerias. It has a Sourdough Focaccia Style Crust, Crispy Caramelized Cheese Edge, Cornmeal Base, and our Sweet Tomato Sauce. We use King Arthur Flour, Stanislaus Tomatoes, and Grande Cheese on our pizzas.

    It takes several days for each pizza's dough to individually cold ferment in its own container. This process gives every deep dish pizza a unique flavor and texture. We make only limited number of pizzas each day. This insures we provide the highest quality product to you.


    You can get a good sense of their style from the pictures on their website. There's also a hungry hound video with more information on George's style and inspiration.

    I really thought it hit the mark. The crust was light, crisp, and very flavorful. The cheese actually had taste! Very happy to have this place in the neighborhood.

    George’s Deep Dish
    6221 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60660
    773-801-1551
    http://georgesdeepdish.com/
    https://www.exploretock.com/georgesdeepdish/
  • Post #2 - July 6th, 2021, 12:45 pm
    Post #2 - July 6th, 2021, 12:45 pm Post #2 - July 6th, 2021, 12:45 pm
    Huh, I guess I haven't been on that stretch of Clark for a while. Sounds great. Thanks for the post!
    -Mary
  • Post #3 - July 8th, 2021, 4:12 am
    Post #3 - July 8th, 2021, 4:12 am Post #3 - July 8th, 2021, 4:12 am
    sounds like a spot i need to get to asap, wish it wasn't summer tho
  • Post #4 - July 8th, 2021, 11:52 pm
    Post #4 - July 8th, 2021, 11:52 pm Post #4 - July 8th, 2021, 11:52 pm
    Darren72 wrote: There's also a hungry hound video with more information on George's style and inspiration.


    Hungry Hound was only used for the long discontinued ABC7 material. Steve Dolinsky is now known as Steve Dolinsky.
  • Post #5 - July 19th, 2021, 5:32 am
    Post #5 - July 19th, 2021, 5:32 am Post #5 - July 19th, 2021, 5:32 am
    George Bumbaris' deep dish pizza might evoke memories of Burt's Place or Pequod's, but his inspiration came from obscure cult pies in Chicago.
    https://apple.news/A-JLTlDbYQFS-uTDMgen-3A
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #6 - July 19th, 2021, 7:55 am
    Post #6 - July 19th, 2021, 7:55 am Post #6 - July 19th, 2021, 7:55 am
    Dave148 wrote:George Bumbaris' deep dish pizza might evoke memories of Burt's Place or Pequod's, but his inspiration came from obscure cult pies in Chicago.
    https://apple.news/A-JLTlDbYQFS-uTDMgen-3A

    Such a fun review by Louisa!

    When you bite into a sausage slice, there’s a crackly crunch and meaty nuggets with gravitational pull through thick swirls of tomato and melty mozzarella. Caramelized and acidic flavors kick in before I notice the fennel and oregano typically found in the sausage and sauce aren’t there, so they don’t dominate the toppings. That lovely crust brings balance to a handheld universe.


    The owner notes that he thinks 25 pizzas a night is his maximum. Shades of Great Lakes...
    -Mary
  • Post #7 - July 19th, 2021, 6:07 pm
    Post #7 - July 19th, 2021, 6:07 pm Post #7 - July 19th, 2021, 6:07 pm
    Might have been fun to read but ... paywall.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #8 - July 19th, 2021, 6:35 pm
    Post #8 - July 19th, 2021, 6:35 pm Post #8 - July 19th, 2021, 6:35 pm
    The proprietor mentioning Barry's Spot as an inspiration (or at least with fondness) was a nice throwback. I remember running in there to grab slices for my dad 20-25 years ago. Predecessor to Art of Pizza's model of by-the-slice deep dish/pan offerings. I was surprised to see they didn't close until 2012. Would've guessed no later than the mid-2000's.

    The spaghetti pizza looked like a waste if you're limiting yourself to 25 pizzas/night. To each his own.
  • Post #9 - July 19th, 2021, 7:22 pm
    Post #9 - July 19th, 2021, 7:22 pm Post #9 - July 19th, 2021, 7:22 pm
    Katie wrote:Might have been fun to read but ... paywall.


    If you go directly to the website, don’t they give you 5 free articles a month?
  • Post #10 - July 19th, 2021, 7:42 pm
    Post #10 - July 19th, 2021, 7:42 pm Post #10 - July 19th, 2021, 7:42 pm
    Guess I used up my five free articles already.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #11 - July 19th, 2021, 7:43 pm
    Post #11 - July 19th, 2021, 7:43 pm Post #11 - July 19th, 2021, 7:43 pm
    Darren72 wrote:
    Katie wrote:Might have been fun to read but ... paywall.
    If you go directly to the website, don’t they give you 5 free articles a month?
    I thought they got rid of any type of allowance for content they deem to be of a certain demand, but in an incognito browser I was able to pull up the review just by going to the Trib's website (just now, I read it logged in under a subscription earlier). So it should be available.
    They can't keep track of any allowance on an incognito browser.
  • Post #12 - July 20th, 2021, 12:05 pm
    Post #12 - July 20th, 2021, 12:05 pm Post #12 - July 20th, 2021, 12:05 pm
    Thanks for the tip!
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"

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