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Restaurant Tue Aug 17 2010

Pizza at its Finest

pizza.JPGSince moving to Chicago three years ago I've been in search for good Neapolitan pizza. I was spoiled in St. Paul with Punch Pizza and have been trying to find a replacement in my new city. There are plenty of good pizza places in Chicago - Piece, Art of Pizza, Cafe Luigi - but nothing beats the fresh ingredients, chewy crust and wonderfully gooey-ness of Neapolitan pizza.

I can't tell you how happy I was to have found Nella Pizzeria in Lincoln Park a couple of months ago - the food is great, people are friendly and the atmosphere is fun. This Italian-style pizza is made with the freshest ingredients - San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil - and cooked for 90 seconds in a wood-fired oven heated up to 1000 degrees.

Punch is still (and probably always will be) my favorite, but Nella is a close second. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Nella Pizzeria
2423 North Clark Street

*Photo by Aaron Landry

 
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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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