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  • Post #31 - June 13th, 2018, 9:40 pm
    Post #31 - June 13th, 2018, 9:40 pm Post #31 - June 13th, 2018, 9:40 pm
    Ideal Machine wrote:Oh, Dante's crushes Jimmy's! Everyone* agrees on this!

    I most certainly do not agree, Jimmy's "crushes" Dante's by a wide margin.

    I just did a back to back of Dante's Lawrence Ave and Jimmy's on Lincoln, Dante's then, about ten minutes after finishing Dante's, Jimmy's. Both sausage slices.

    On every single pizza marker, except for size, Jimmy's was superior. Though, I'd bet if you weighed the two slices they would be about equal.

    Jimmy's crust was crisp with depth of flavor, sausage, which is house made at Jimmy's, chunkier with ballanced flavor and texture, better quality cheese and the slice at Jimmy's was served hotter. Jimmy's sausage slice was also fifty cents less at $4.

    No pictures, I must have had a smudge on my lens, and overall Dante's was not bad, just that Jimmy's was noticeably better. At least to my taste, and I'm the one making this post. :)

    Jimmy's Pizza Cafe, Count me a Fan!
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #32 - June 14th, 2018, 10:38 am
    Post #32 - June 14th, 2018, 10:38 am Post #32 - June 14th, 2018, 10:38 am
    Ram4 wrote:I've yet to have any New York style slices in the entire Chicago area that impress me.


    Curious if you've had great NY style anywhere else? I think some of the offerings here match up decently or better than "typical" NY shops. It's comparing to the top tier that we fall short.
  • Post #33 - June 14th, 2018, 11:42 am
    Post #33 - June 14th, 2018, 11:42 am Post #33 - June 14th, 2018, 11:42 am
    Dough Bros on 400 N State is surprisingly good for NYC style pizza. I have enjoyed it both catered into the office and as a quick slice for lunch. I imagine it could be a perfect 1/2 combo with Rossi's!!!!

    Chico
  • Post #34 - June 14th, 2018, 1:47 pm
    Post #34 - June 14th, 2018, 1:47 pm Post #34 - June 14th, 2018, 1:47 pm
    dudefella wrote:
    Ram4 wrote:I've yet to have any New York style slices in the entire Chicago area that impress me.


    Curious if you've had great NY style anywhere else? I think some of the offerings here match up decently or better than "typical" NY shops. It's comparing to the top tier that we fall short.
    Great question. When I'm referring to slices I don't include the coal oven versions - just the gas oven "street slice" variety. First off, I've never been to NYC itself, so I have not yet had it at the source which I am fully aware of as being a must. I am not basing my local (or anywhere else but NYC) experiences on what it must be in the Big Apple itself. But an example of WTF - I had a slice at DiFara's in Caesars Palace last month. It was awful. I've had much better at Sbarro and even the Brooklyn style at Domino's. On the other hand would that deter me from visiting the location in Brooklyn? Absolutely not. I am sure DiFara's in Brooklyn is probably amazing. But we will see.

    I honestly can't think of a specific version of this pizza that has made me think it was incredible (though I am sure I've had a couple around the country that I really liked - I just can't place them!). If Dante's and Jimmy's match up well against typical NY pizza joints (except the top tier) then that's a shame because I am not finding myself going out of my way to have them. I would much rather go to Vito and Nick's, Barnaby's of Northbrook, and Wells Bros (Racine) to name a few thin joints or have deep dish at Malnati's or Pequod's, or even a Detroit square style at Union Squared. I may be on the East Coast later this summer. So we shall see... :wink:

    I am a fan of the Grimaldi's locations around the country that I've had. I'd go there over Dante's/Jimmy's for sure.

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