Chicago... just when I thought you were totally dominated by the Good Grub's California love, Zachary's Chicago Pizza, you go and pull a stunt like this... AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF! Finally, we know what the Godfather was talking about when he kept calling everyone paisano... literal translation... that dude freaking loves Pizano's. And why shouldn't they... The Pizano's roots dates back over sixty years, and like a fine wine... she's a-getting better with age. At Pizano's, they definitely have the art of Chicago pizza down cold... with that classic, rich, chunky-yet-smooth tomato-top-layer... the wrap-around, crispy, flakey, I-think-I've-just-figured-out-what-true-love-is, hand-tossed crust... and the best part... the ooey, gooey, cheesy, stuffed-like-a-thanksgiving-turkey, deep-dish filling with the Good Grub's personal favorite... spinach and mushroom battling it out in a pizza royal rumble. I've said it before, and I'll say it again... I don't know what it is about spinach and mushroom, but those toppings... scratch that... this is Chicago style... stuffings... go together with Chicago pizza as one of the all time great food pairings... along side peanut butter and chocolate... french fries and milk shakes... flaming hot Cheetos and Dr. Pepper... and that's just science. Adding to the food, Pizano's definitely has a pretty classy flare to bring to the mix... for sure a great place to bring a grub date. But be warned, because when the server lays down that Pizano's-inspired happiness... and starts to dish out the first piping-hot slices... it's just a natural reaction to start singing love songs and whispering sweet nothings... to the pizza. Luckily we were on no-such grub date and could immediately... and ferociously might we add... devour the now-I-know-why-they-call-it-pizza-pie amazingness. On a side note, what is it about Chicago that makes the pizza so mind-blowing? Sometimes we hear that it's the water... nah. Definitely the mob. Only organized crime could have coordinated such a masterpiece. And man, can Pizano's go to war with any of the great crime families. If this place were a crime family... and we're not saying they are a crime family... please don't hurt us Mr. Pizano... their caporegime would make Sonny Corleone look like Sonny & Cher. Leave the gun... take the deep dish. And if you tell me, "Oh, I've had Chicago Pizza"... and you follow it up with "at BJ's"... well, it might as well have been Domino's... and that ain't puffery. Seriously, Grub nation, while writing this post I've checked flights to Chicago not once, not twice, but thrice. Because, when you get down to it... I don't really care what it is that makes their pizza so good ... just as long as Pizano's is around... dishing out that deep dish Grub.