skip to Main Content

Where’s Deep Dish? Where’s Gino’s on Rush [Closed for Years]?

Deep Dish from Gino’s East in Chicago

Carol Helstosky’s  “Five Myths: Pizza” was as welcome as Friday nights in millions of households in the United States or even memories of long-ago breakfasts — when much younger, left-over slices served at room temperature since someone forgot to cover the box and put in the refrigerator overnight.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-pizza/2018/07/20/b879cd90-8b7c-11e8-a345-a1bf7847b375_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1f4390891813

Having read her wonderful book, published by the University of Chicago Press a decade ago — what other institution could send to the world such a classic, a fitting work in its academic history to my mind, I yearned again for Gino’s — not Gino’s East [on Superior, the east comes from its lakeward tilt away from Boul Mich and now other places — too chi-chi for a high school or college kid], but the haphazardly ready, graffitti filled, semi-clean, cash on the barrelhead — didn’t want to lose the margin between profit-and-loss by paying the credit card middleman — deep dish ambience of the city’s “Glitter Gulch.”

“Where’s mine” sleazy.

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/P/bo6166003.html

Sure, Uno’s, not far away, can claim the patent on deep dish; but Gino’s had perfected it — in a wonderfully Chicago way of exuberance.

Had “official” New York-style sort-of-thin crust slices in the spring, but longed to go back to my roots.

And oh yeah, the Safeway rising crust Supreme isn’t bad — not only on Fridays.

 

 

 

Back To Top