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Chicago style pizza

I actually worked at the Shepherd's Bush Hat Shop in about 1980 or 1981. In fact, I was working there before and during its opening. The theme was that from the street it looked like a women's boutique. But inside it was a speakeasy, serving...Chicago-style pizza. (As a New Jersey native, the very idea of calling this deep dish stuff "pizza" was, and is, repugnant, but that's another story...) They used the converted front half of a '57 Chevy to use as a salad bar. The cook was an Italian guy who was teaching himself English by reading The Times every day. And there was a really nice French girl who waited tables! I'm certain they hired me for my American accent mostly.
The question is...why on earth would you want to seek out Chicago "pizza" while in London?

May 19, 2014
Lorenzo9 in U.K./Ireland

Frankies Franks Arthur Avenue Bronx

Jersey style as in Trenton's famous 'Casino Dog'?

Established in 1935, the Casino Restaurant was born as a result of Canio (Tony) Sbarro's vision of serving a delicious Italian Hot Dog on a fresh topedo roll brimming with Casino's signature fried potatoes, green peppers and mustard.

The Casino Restaurant is also known by the nickname of "Tony Goes". According to the story, Canio was taking trips to the bakery or produce store for more fresh peppers and potatoes. The busier he became, the more trips he would make...

Trenton Makes, The World Takes!

13620 38th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

Sep 08, 2010
Lorenzo9 in Outer Boroughs

Where did Michele Lorie's in Trenton go??

Does anyone have any NEW info on Michele Lorie cheesecake? Might someone be using the recipe under a different name?

Jan 16, 2009
Lorenzo9 in Mid-Atlantic