We arrived in Chicago late on a Wednesday night. We were so excited to try the world famous Chicago deep dish pizza that we neglected having dinner on the road in hopes of catching a pizzeria before it closed. Several GPS re-programmings later we stopped in a less than stellar part of Chicago only to discover the pizzeria had closed and we had missed our opportunity. With our stomachs disappointed we drove to the hotel in silence and ate from the cooler of goodies that we had collected on our trip - goat cheese from Colorado, deli meats from whichever Whole Foods we visited last and a loaf of bread from the Denver Bread Company.
The next day Chicago was hot and humid, not exactly deep dish pizza weather but we were on a mission. We opted to go to Pizzeria Uno where owner Ike Sewell and chef Rudy Malnati created in 1943 what would become a world famous style of pizza. When we arrived at the Ohio St location we entered a small waiting room where we were given a menu and told to place our order before being seated because it would take an hour for the pizza to be cooked and 30 minutes for us to get a seat. It didn't take too long before our names were called and we were seated at a small table a little too close to the side of the bar.