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Deep Dish Pizza, Chicago
One thing is for certain about the history of Chicago pizza: In 1943, a restaurant started selling a new item under the name, "Deep Dish Pizza," and the city's food scene was never the same again. There is some debate over who was the genius behind the tasty variation on traditional pies, but the true identity remains a mystery. The creator may never be found, but his pizza, with layers of ingredients stacked like a casserole and finished with sauce on top, will live on forever.
The first thick pie was served in a restaurant on East Ohio Street by the name of The Pizzeria, which soon became Pizzeria Uno. The restaurant is still there today, but you can find a slice of deep dish on almost every street corner in the Windy City.
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