I am sure that I am going to get crucified for this, but having lived in both cities I have to say that I have a love for both NY and Chicago style. I think both styles, although extremely different, are both awesome. That being said, I really dislike the super thin, cracker style crust that is prevalent where I now live in Wisconsin. I also can't stand so called "pan" or Sicilian style with the super thick, bread-like crust that soaks up about a pint of grease, which, for the uninitiated, is very different from Chicago style deep dish.
And that's why there are so many styles-so many different tastes. But ultimately, I am right and you are not!!!! JK!!!!I'm on a different page than you. I dislike the heavy as lead Chicago style, but do enjoy pan style if done right. The Sicilian pan near me is usually just sauce and dough and is often sold cold by the slice, so it's more like bread than pizza. The more traditional pan pizza is generally referred to as "Greek Pizza" and can be quite excellent with a crispy and sturdy oiled crust. New Haven style pizza, with a thin charred crust, is generally coal fired and awesome, as is Boston style brick oven. NY is okay but tends to be be too floppy as noted. The secret to ALL of the famous pies, whether it's Regina's in Boston, Joey's in Brooklyn, Pepe's in New Haven etc. is the decades old seasoned ovens. Can't quantify that fact in any recipe. Even the pizza you get at the original Uno's in Chicago is nothing like the Uno's at the local mall.
Get some of the cardboard rounds that go under take-out pizzas. ... Paint on some ketchup. ... Squirt on some canned spray cheese-spread. ... Sprinkle on some chopped up old left-over lunch-meat. ... Steam it until it's soggy and foldable. ... Cut it into pieces too big to not eat like a slob.
... There you go.
Crazy Americans. Brooklyn, Boston, or Chicago style Pizza. Still arguing like fleas on a Dog. I like to watch you argue while eating my Apizza. The best pizza I had was at the my wife's family Campana (Countryside farm) in Italy. Everything local and fresh. Everything HERE is just a facsimile. Forget about it!!!!