Celebrating A Deep Dish Legend!
Happy birthday to Lou Malnati’s restaurant in Chicago – home of the iconic “Deep Dish Pizza” that Chicago is famous for!
LOU MALNATI’S TURNS 50!
That’s right: one of Chicago’s most famous restaurants just celebrated a delicious milestone – and a terrific blog has an interview with the Owner!
There are many Lou Malnati’s restaurants in Chicago and the surrounding area, but this one on Chicago’s Gold Coast is where I took friends and family when they came in from out of town – for this!
That’s a “half and half” version…a great way to try one side with sausage and black olives, while the other just loads on the vegetables and cheesy goodness that leads to pictures like this one:
Here’s The Recipe From Lou’s!
If you don’t live in Chicago, you can order from he restaurant and they are shipped to you frozen!
We’ve done it several times and they work great!
The restaurant even has posted the recipe for making one yourself!
This is their step by step method of making a Malnati’s Deep Dish Pizza, in case you want to try yourself!
- Every Malnati Chicago Classic starts with our secret recipe dough, patted out by hand and raised up high on the sides of a seasoned deep dish pizza pan.
- Next, slices of mozzarella cheese (a little extra cheese on the Malnati Chicago Classic!) are placed directly on the dough.
- And now, the good stuff…we layer our exclusive blend of lean sausage on the pizza, completely covering the cheese.
- The pizza is then topped with vine-ripened tomato sauce, a little chunky and a little saucy, the perfect topping for this authentic Chicago-style deep dish pizza.
- The final touch is an extra sprinkling of cheese and spices, and this pizza is ready for the oven.
- A pizza this good takes some time to bake, about 30 minutes, but be patient…it’s worth the wait!
- Grab your knife and fork and dig in!
There is nothing better than a bite of this….and nothing beats eating one in person, because no one has the perfect blend of sauce, cheese and topping as Lou does…you order immediately, because they take at least a half hour to bake – but you order some drinks, some salad and the time flies…and then it arrives and you dig in for a slice of greatness:
Happy 50th Birthday! 3.19.2021
I found out about this on the terrific Fooditor newsletter, which linked to this website that has an audio interview with Marc Malnati, the President of the business now.
As they note:
“Opened on St. Patrick’s Day, 1971, by his late father, they just opened a new store beneath Michigan Avenue and continue to slowly expand in Wisconsin. The company sells nearly six million pizzas a year, and are known as having a style of pizza based on the original source of authentic deep-dish in Chicago.”
I love hearing the stories of this great restaurant – and you can hear it by clicking on the link below:
Of course, there is all kinds of food in Chicago – and here is another classic – home of the “Cheezborger! Cheezborger!”