Chicago Pies Barely Make List of "Best Pizzas in America"

The highest-ranked city pizza was Pequod’s deep dish with sausage and pepperoni

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    The highest-ranked city pizza was Pequod’s deep dish with sausage and pepperoni, which came in at no. 38 on the list.

    Chicago is known for its deep-dish pizza, but some of the city’s most well-known zas were buried deep in a recent list of America’s best pizzas.

    The Daily Meal has released its annual list of the “101 Best Pizzas in America” and the cheesy Chicago-style pizza didn’t even make the top 10.

    In fact, the highest-ranked city pizza was Pequod’s deep dish with sausage and pepperoni, which came in at no. 38 on the list.

    Pequod’s was closely followed by Nellcote and Spacca, which made the list at no. 42 and 43.

    Other Chicago-style zas included in the ranking were CoalFire Pizza and Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.

    The rankings could come as a surprise for the many Chicagoans who put the city’s pizza on a cheese-filled, saucy pedestal.
    The Daily Meal said the decision was based on votes from 77 panelists from across the country, who tasted pizzas from roughly 700 restaurants.

    The top pizzas named on the list were Frank Pepe’s in New Haven, Connecticut and Di Fara in Brooklyn, New York.

    Adding to the disappointment, the number of New York eateries to make the list was double that of Chicago’s. The two cities have long battled over pizza.

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