Recipes by Kristin Riley

Kris Eats Out: Giordano’s in Chicago

Kris Eats Out: Giordano’s in Chicago

Food dreams do indeed come true.

Our visit to Chicago included a stop at world famous Giordano's Pizza

Yes, growing up watching the Food Network, I saw the famous Giordano’s deep dish pizza and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It looked amazing, yet as I was only 12 and lived in the middle of the prairies, it was rather out of my reach. The food magazines and cookbooks I read showcased the amazing Chicago deep dish pizza; making it out to be the most amazing pizza ever created.

This past weekend my food dream came true. Believe the hype. It’s epic.

We arrived in Chicago on Friday night, took in a conference session with our two year old and along with a friend of ours from California, walked over to Giordano’s on Randolph.

giordanosbGiordano's Pizza on Randolph in Chicago

Of course as all works of art take time, in this case, approximately 45 minutes to an hour, we had a few starters. We started our meal with the Giordano’s House Salad, and “The Best” Ripe Tomato Bruschetta.

Giordano's House Salad

Giordano's Bruschetta

Add in a bottle of Chianti.

Chianti at Giordano's

Make that two.

Enter the main event. The Chicago Classic. Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Onions and Green Peppers. Oh MY God.

Our visit to Chicago included a stop at world famous Giordano's Pizza


It was an experience. Perfect crust, that was both chewy and crunchy. Cheesy filling layered with pepperoni, mushrooms, onions and green peppers. Topped with a layer of tomato sauce.

The Chicago Classic

Tori fell asleep during the deep dish pizza party.


While there isn’t just one type of Chicago-style pizza, it is best known for its deep-dish pizza which typically has a crust up to three inches tall at the edge, a little higher than the filling, and includes large amounts of cheese and chunky tomato sauce.


Stay tuned for a Life of Kris recipe….coming soon!



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